How to Replace the Battery in a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Key Fob
If your Explorer Sport Trac keyless entry remote isn't unlock doors properly, the cell battery more likely needs to be replaced. Below, we explained how to open your key fob and change your Ford key battery step by step.
What type battery key fob require
Don't forget before open keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and 1xCR2032 battery.
- flat head screwdriver
- 1xCR2032 battery
Step by step guide
Inside of your remote key fob installed tiny button battery. Carefully try to pry apart your key with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.
Replace old battery with new one CR2032. 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.
After the new battery installed, check key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything working properly, assemble your keyless entry fob's case in reverse order.
At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your case pieces together and put it in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your fob body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.
Video of key fob opening
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Frequently Asked Questions
Keyless entry remote of Ford Explorer Sport Trac require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.
Keyless entry remote in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed after battery change. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.
Yes, you can change battery in your 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac key yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.
The price to replace the battery in remote key fob can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service station.
Key fob batteries in Ford Explorer Sport Trac should be replaced every three years, also this will vary based on their amount of use and build quality. If your remote key fob decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.
If your Explorer Sport Trac fob's battery more than 4 years old, key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, it's probably battery change inside keyless entry remote required. Current battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not help, fob change or repair required.
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