How to Open Your 1998 Pontiac Firebird Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 1998 Pontiac Firebird Key Fob & Change Battery

Remote key fob grant access to your auto. When the key battery is discharged you’ll lose your fob’s ability to control distance opening function. In this post, we explained how to open your car remote key fob and replace your Pontiac key battery step by step.

What type battery remote key fob use

Before starting disassembly remote key fob check all that you need: one CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

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

A small coin cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Gently try to disassemble your remote key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with fresh one CR2032. 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 battery installed, check remote key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your body pieces together and assemble it 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.

Video of key fob opening

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Keyless entry remote of Pontiac Firebird require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $6 build upon the type, brand and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery replace. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 1998 Pontiac Firebird key fob yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

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

You should replace batteries inside keyless entry remote of modern cars at least every three or four years. The term of battery differ on their amount of use, operating conditions and quality.

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

  1. FCC ID: ABO1502T | AB01502T
  2. Models: 1996-2002 Pontiac Firebird