How to Open Your 1999 Buick Riviera Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 1999 Buick Riviera Key Fob & Change Battery

Key fob grant access to your auto. Once the keyless entry remote battery is dead you will lose your fob’s ability to control remote functions. In this article, we walks you through how to open your key fob and change your Buick key battery step by step.

What type battery does 1999 Buick Riviera keyless entry remote take

Before you start to open keyless entry remote check all that you need: CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

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

Inside of your key fob installed tiny coin battery. Accurately try to disassemble your fob with pry tools. Change 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery inside keyless entry fob's body. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the current cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, verify that everything working fine by pressing buttons on circuit board.

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

Video of key disassembly

How To Replace Buick Riviera Key Fob Battery 1999

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Buick Riviera use 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the brand, type and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

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

Yes, you can change battery in your 1999 Buick Riviera keyless entry remote yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our instruction.

Auto repair shop's price for change the battery in remote key fob is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the brand.

Keyless entry remote batteries in modern cars should be replaced once in three years, but this will differ based on usage and build quality. If your key fob decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make problems for you.

These symptoms will warning you that it's perhaps time to change battery in your Buick Riviera: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, key fob buttons not working and signal strength reduced.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 1996-1999 Buick Riviera