How to Open Your 1998 Mercury Tracer Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 1998 Mercury Tracer Key Fob and Change Battery

Keyless entry remote grant access to your car. When the key battery is dead or weak you’ll lose your fob’s ability to use remote opening function. Yes, it is possible to replace the battery in your keyless entry remote, and it’s easier than you think. All tools, that you need is outlined in this article.

What type battery does 1998 Mercury Tracer key fob required

Before going to open keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and CR2016 batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your car's keyless entry remote

Inside of your remote key fob installed tiny coin cell battery. Delicately try to pry apart your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Change 2 CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Change old batteries with new one CR2016. Battery must be installed with the same polarity as was an old. Your key fob will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, check that all functions works by testing buttons on keyless entry remote.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to put the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your key fob body for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

How to replace the battery video instruction

How To Replace Mercury Tracer Key Fob Battery 1998 1999

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Mercury Tracer require 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the type, brand and size packaging you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Remote key fob in most of cases reprogramming not needed after battery replace. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 1998 Mercury Tracer remote key fob yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our step by step guide.

Auto repair shop's cost for change the battery in key is $50-600 depending on the brand.

Remote key fob batteries in Mercury Tracer should be changed every three years, although this will vary based on their amount of use and battery quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

These signs will warn you that it's probably time to replace battery in your 1998 Mercury Tracer: signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT4T
  2. Models: 1997-1998 Mercury Tracer