How to Open Your 1998 Ford E-150 Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 1998 Ford E-150 Key Fob & Change Battery

If your E-150 key is no longer open doors perfectly, the battery probably needs to be replaced. It's not difficult to change the battery in your remote key fob DIY. All you need is outlined in this post.

What type battery does 1998 Ford E-150 key fob take

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

Simple steps to change the battery in your E-150's remote key fob

Inside of your key fob installed coin battery. Accurately try to open your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Remove CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old batteries with fresh one CR2016. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your remote key fob will not work if you put battery wrong way.

After the new batteries installed, check key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your fob’s shell in reverse order.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your case two halves together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your keyless entry remote shell for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

How to change the battery video guide

How To Replace A Ford E 150 Econoline Key Fob Battery 1992 - 1998 FCCID: GQ43VT4T

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Ford E-150 use 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $5 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. You can take 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 key not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 1998 Ford E-150 keyless entry remote yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our guide.

The cost to change the battery inside key is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make and the service pricing.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Ford E-150 should be changed every 4 years, but this will vary based on their amount of use and build quality. If your key fob shortened signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop close doors and make problems for you.

These signs will warning you that it's perhaps time to replace battery in your Ford E-150: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, key fob buttons not working, low key battery indicator on dashboard and signal strength reduced.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1992-1999 Ford E-150