How to Open Your 1998 GMC Jimmy Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 1998 GMC Jimmy Key Fob & Change Battery

Key fob allow easy access to your auto. If the keyless entry remote battery is dead you’ll not to be able close doors from distance. Below, you will benefit from knowing how to disassembly your car remote key fob and change a dead or weak battery yourself. If you gonna solve to do it at home near Jimmy, follow our guide, but don't forget to check tools and materials required.

What is the battery key fob require

Before starting disassembly remote key fob make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: one CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Simple steps to change the battery in your car's remote key fob

Inside of your key fob installed tiny coin battery. Gently try to pry apart your fob with pry tools. Replace 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with fresh one CR2032. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key will not work if you place battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, make sure that all is functioning by testing buttons on circuit board.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your shell pieces together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your fob body for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of remote key fob disassembly

How To Replace GMC Jimmy Key Fob Battery 1998 1999 2000 2001

Still not working? Buy new one


Key fob of GMC Jimmy require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the size packaging, type and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after key fob battery replace, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 1998 GMC Jimmy key yourself. Most difficult part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our instruction.

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

You should change batteries inside key fob of GMC Jimmy at least once in four years. The lifetime of battery vary on their amount of use, operating conditions and quality.

If your auto key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, signal strength reduced or fob's battery more than 4 years old, in most cases battery replace in key fob needed. Current battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, fob change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 1998-2001 GMC Jimmy