How to Open Your 2001 Toyota Solara Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2001 Toyota Solara Key Fob & Change Battery

Remote key fob allow access to your Toyota. Once the key fob battery is weak or dead you will not to be able open doors from distance. In this article, we described how to open your keyless entry remote and change your Toyota key battery.

What type battery remote key fob require

Changing battery in key fob require CR2016 battery, flat head screwdriver and phillips head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your fob’s batteries.
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2016 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

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

Inside of your key fob installed coin battery. Remove screw on the back of the keyless entry remote. Flip the key fob over and find for at least one fastener holding in the plastic.

Delicately try to pry apart your key with pry tools. Remove CR2016 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it in fob’s shell. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key will not work if you put battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, check that everything working good by pressing buttons on circuit board.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your shell two halves together and put 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. Screw fastener in the back of the keyless entry remote.

Video of keyless entry remote opening

How To Replace Toyota Solara Key Fob Battery 1998 1999 2000 2001

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Toyota Solara require 1xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $5 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after key 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 2001 Toyota Solara key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

Car service pricing for change the battery in keyless entry remote is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the car.

Key fob batteries in Toyota Solara should be changed once in 4 years, although this will differ based on frequency of use and battery quality. If your remote key fob decreased signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

These symptoms will alert you that it's possible time to replace battery in your Toyota Solara: signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 1999-2004 Toyota Solara