How to Open Your 1997 Mercury Tracer Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 1997 Mercury Tracer Key Fob & Change Battery

Keyless entry remote allow access to your Mercury. If the key fob battery is discharged you will lose your keyless entry fob's ability to control distance opening function. In this article, you’ll benefit from knowing how to open your car remote key fob and replace a dead or weak battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near Tracer, use this guide, but first make sure you have tools and materials required.

What is the battery remote key fob use

Don't forget before open key fob be sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: CR2016 batteries and flat head screwdriver.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to change the battery in your Tracer's keyless entry remote

A small button cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Accurately try to disassemble your remote key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Get new batteries and install it inside fob’s shell. Battery must be placed with the same position as was a previous. Your key will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.

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

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your body two halves together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your key fob body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of remote key fob opening

How To Replace Mercury Tracer Key Fob Battery 1997

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Mercury Tracer require 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery replace. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can change battery in your 1997 Mercury Tracer key fob yourself. Most hard part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our instruction.

The price to replace the battery inside key is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service station.

Remote key fob batteries in Mercury Tracer should be replaced every three or four years, but this will differ based on usage and quality. If your keyless entry remote decreased signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

If your Tracer key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, signal strength reduced or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, it's probably battery replace inside keyless entry remote needed. Currently installed battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not fix, keyless entry remote change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1997-1998 Mercury Tracer