How to Open Your 1997 Ford F-150 Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 1997 Ford F-150 Key Fob and Change Battery

If your auto remote key fob is no longer working perfectly, the cell battery more likely must to be replaced. It's not difficult to replace the battery in your key fob by yourself. Everything you need is explained in this article.

What type battery does 1997 Ford F-150 remote key fob take

Before going to disassembly key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and two CR2016 batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your car's remote key fob

A small button cell battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Carefully try to open your remote key fob with pry tools. Change 2 CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new batteries in fob’s body. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you place battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, verify that all functions works by pressing buttons on keyless entry remote.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell pieces together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. Check your remote key fob case for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Ford F-150 use 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the type, brand and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

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

Replacing your keyless entry remote battery is simple to do in 1997 Ford F-150. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for keyless entry remote disassembly.

The cost to replace the battery in key fob is in range $50-600 depending on the brand and the service station.

You should replace batteries inside keyless entry remote of modern cars at least every 4 years. The lifetime of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells usually will last longer.

These signs will alert you that it's possible time to replace battery in your Ford F-150: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, key fob buttons not working, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and signal strength reduced.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1993-1997 Ford F-150