How to Open Your 1997 Saturn SW1 Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 1997 Saturn SW1 Key Fob & Change Battery

Key fob grant easy access to your Saturn. When the key battery is dead or weak you’ll lose your fob’s ability to control remote opening function. In this article, we are going to tell you how to open Saturn key fob and replace a weak or dead battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near SW1, use this instruction, but first make sure you have everything you need before you start.

What kind of battery key fob require

Replacing battery in keyless entry remote require CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your fob’s batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Step by step instruction

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed tiny button battery. Carefully try to open your fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with fresh one CR2032. 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.

When the new battery installed, verify keyless entry remote functionality by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately 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 keyless entry remote opening

How To Replace Saturn S Series Key Fob Battery 1996 1997 1998 1999

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Saturn SW1 use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Usually, after remote key fob battery change, you do not need to reprogram. 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 Saturn SW1. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for key fob open.

Car service cost for change the battery in remote key fob is $50-600 depending on the brand.

You should replace batteries inside remote key fob of Saturn SW1 at least every four years. lifespan of battery differ on frequency of use, quality and operating conditions. Lithium cells usually will last longer.

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

  1. FCC ID: ABO1502T | AB01502T
  2. Models: 1997-1999 Saturn SW1