1997 Ford E-250 Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

1997 Ford E-250 Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

If your auto keyless entry remote is no longer working well, the battery surely needs to be replaced. Yes, it is possible to replace the battery in your key fob with our guide. All tools, that you need is explained in this post.

What kind of battery remote key fob use

Before beginning disassembly keyless entry remote make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: CR2016 batteries and flat head screwdriver.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your E-250's key fob

A small coin battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Accurately try to pry apart your key fob with flat head screwdriver. Change 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old batteries with fresh one CR2016. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the current cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

When the new batteries installed, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your keyless entry fob's body in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to put the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your key fob case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of remote key fob disassembly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Ford E-250 require 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $4 build upon the size packaging, type and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after keyless entry remote battery change, reprogramming not required. Remote key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Replacing your key fob battery is easy to do in 1997 Ford E-250. Most of car manufacturers think about customers and make a special hole for keyless entry remote open.

Dealer service cost for replace the battery in fob is $50-600 depending on the make.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Ford E-250 should be changed once in 4 years, also this will vary based on usage and build quality. If your key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make problems for you.

If your E-250 need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, fob's battery more than 4 years old, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or key fob buttons not working, in most cases battery change in remote key fob needed. Installed battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, keyless entry remote replace or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1992-1999 Ford E-250