How to Open Your 2001 Ford Ranger Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2001 Ford Ranger Key Fob and Change Battery

If your Ford keyless entry remote isn't open doors well, the cell battery most likely needs to be replaced. In this article, we explained how to disassembly your car remote key fob and replace your Ford key battery step by step.

What type battery does 2001 Ford Ranger keyless entry remote required

Replacing battery in key fob require 1 CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Step by step instruction

Inside of your remote key fob installed tiny button battery. Carefully try to disassemble your remote key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with new one CR2032. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your remote key fob will not work if you connect battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your body two halves together and assemble it in place by hands from top to bottom. If your keyless entry remote shell firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of keyless entry remote opening

How to Replace Key FOB Battery 98-12 Ford Ranger

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Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Ford Ranger require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the brand, type and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after remote key fob battery change, you do not need to reprogram. Key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Changing your key fob battery is simple to do in 2001 Ford Ranger. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for keyless entry remote open.

Car service cost for change the battery in key fob is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the make.

Key fob batteries in modern cars should be replaced once in three or four years, also this will differ based on frequency 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.

If your Ford fob's battery more than 4 years old, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, signal strength reduced or key fob buttons not working, in most cases battery replace in key fob needed. Current battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, keyless entry remote replace or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: OUCD6000022
  2. Models: 2001-2011 Ford Ranger