How to Open Your 1997 Toyota Tacoma Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 1997 Toyota Tacoma Key Fob & Change Battery

If your car remote key fob is no longer working properly, the cell battery more likely needs to be replaced. In this article, we explained how to disassembly your car remote key fob and replace your Toyota key battery.

What type battery keyless entry remote require

Changing battery in key fob require flat head screwdriver, phillips head screwdriver and one CR2025 battery. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2025 battery

Step by step guide

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed tiny button cell battery. Remove fasteners on the back of the key fob. Flip the keyless entry remote over and find for at least one fastener holding in the plastic.

Carefully try to disassemble your remote key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change 1 CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with fresh one CR2025. Battery must be installed with the same position as was a previous. Your key fob will not work if you by mistake put battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, verify remote key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's body in reverse order.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your case pieces together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. If your keyless entry remote body firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step. Screw fastener in the back of the key fob.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Toyota Tacoma require 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $4 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

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

Yes, you can change battery in your 1997 Toyota Tacoma keyless entry remote yourself. Most difficult part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our guide.

The cost to replace the battery inside fob is $50-600 depending on the make and the service pricing.

Key fob batteries in Toyota Tacoma should be replaced once in three or four years, also this will vary based on frequency of use and quality. If your keyless entry remote decreased signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop close doors and make problems for you.

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

  1. FCC ID: BAB237131-056
  2. Models: 1995-2004 Toyota Tacoma