How to Replace the Battery in a 1998 Ford Escort Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 1998 Ford Escort Key Fob

If your Escort key fob isn't working properly, the cell battery surely needs to be replaced. Below, we demonstrate how to open Ford remote key fob and change a dead or weak battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near Escort, follow our guide, but don't forget to check everything you need before you start.

What size battery does 1998 Ford Escort keyless entry remote required

Before starting open key fob be sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: 1 CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

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

Inside of your remote key fob installed tiny button cell battery. Carefully try to pry apart your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Remove one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery inside keyless entry fob's body. Battery must be installed with the same position as was a previous. Your remote key fob will not work if you by mistake put battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If everything working fine, assemble your keyless entry fob's case in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Delicately try to assemble the pieces together by hands from top to bottom. If your keyless entry remote body tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

How to replace the battery video guide

How To Replace A Ford Escort Key Fob Remote Battery 1998 2003

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Ford Escort require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $5 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Key fob in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed after battery change. If your keyless entry remote not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can change battery in your 1998 Ford Escort key yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

Dealer service cost for change the battery in key fob is $50-600 depending on the make.

Key fob batteries in Ford Escort should be changed once in three or four years, but this will vary based on usage and battery quality. If your key fob decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

These signs will warn you that it's possible time to replace battery in your Ford Escort: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, low key battery indicator on dashboard, key fob buttons not working and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: CWTWB1U322
  2. Models: 1998-2003 Ford Escort