How to Replace the Battery in a 2001 Ford Windstar Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2001 Ford Windstar Key Fob

Remote key fob grant access to your Ford. Once the key battery is dead or weak you lose your fob’s ability to control distance opening function. Below, you will benefit from knowing how to disassembly your car key fob and replace a weak or dead battery DIY. If you gonna solve to do it at home near Windstar, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check tools and materials required.

What type battery remote key fob require

Changing battery in remote key fob require flat head screwdriver and one CR2032 battery. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your fob’s batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

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

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed small coin cell battery. Gently try to open your keyless entry remote with pry tools. Remove 1 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 key will not work if you place battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, make sure that all functions works by pressing buttons on remote key fob.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell pieces together and assemble it in place by hands from top to bottom. If your remote key fob case tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 2001 Ford Windstar Video

How To Replace Ford Windstar Key Fob Battery 2001 2002 2003 2004

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Ford Windstar require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Often, after key battery change, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Changing your key fob battery is simple to do in 2001 Ford Windstar. Most of car manufacturers think about customers and make a special hole for remote key fob open.

The price to replace the battery in fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand and the service pricing.

Key fob batteries in Ford Windstar should be changed once in three years, also this will vary based on their amount of use and battery quality. If your keyless entry remote shortened signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

If your Windstar signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors or has low key battery indicator on dashboard, it's probably battery replace inside key fob needed. Currently installed battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, keyless entry remote change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: CWTWB1U551
  2. Models: 1999-2003 Ford Windstar