How to Open Your 2000 Jaguar XK8 Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2000 Jaguar XK8 Key Fob & Change Battery

Key fob allow access to your XK8. If the key battery is weak or dead you’ll lose your fob’s ability to use distance functions. Below, we are going to tell you how to disassembly your remote key fob and replace a dead battery DIY. If you decide to do it at home near XK8, follow our guide, but first make sure you have all you need before you start.

What kind of battery key fob use

Before starting open remote key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and two CR2016 batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

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

A coin battery installed inside the your key fob. Accurately try to pry apart your fob with pry tools. Replace 2 CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old batteries with new one CR2016. 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 position on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling fob’s case, make sure that everything is functioning by pressing buttons on circuit board.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to assemble the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your keyless entry remote case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

How to change the battery video instruction

fix your Jaguar Xk8 XKR remote key fob. Or any car remote!

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Jaguar XK8 use 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Often, after remote key fob battery change, you do not need to reprogram. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2000 Jaguar XK8 key yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

The cost to change the battery in key fob can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand and the service pricing.

Key fob batteries in Jaguar XK8 should be replaced every three years, but this will differ based on their amount of use and battery quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop open doors and make problems for you.

These symptoms will warning you that it's possible time to change battery in your 2000 Jaguar XK8: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, low key battery indicator on dashboard and key fob buttons not working.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: K8597T315
  2. Models: 1997-2000 Jaguar XK8