How to Open Your 2001 Toyota Tercel Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2001 Toyota Tercel Key Fob and Change Battery

Key fob grant access to your Toyota. Once the key battery is weak or dead you will lose your fob’s ability to control distance opportunities. In this article, you will benefit from knowing how to open your keyless entry remote and replace a discharged battery yourself. If you choose to do it at home near Tercel, follow our guide, but don't forget to check tools and materials required.

What is the battery remote key fob use

Before going to open keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver, phillips head screwdriver and one CR2025 battery.
  • 1xCR2025 battery
  • flat head screwdriver
  • phillips head screwdriver

Step by step guide

A small button cell battery installed in the your keyless entry remote. Remove fasteners on the back of the key fob. Flip the keyless entry remote over and look for at least 1 screw holding in the plastic.

Delicately try to pry apart your fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change one CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with new one CR2025. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your remote key fob will not work if you put battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, check key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's body in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to assemble the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. If your key body firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step. Screw fastener in the back of the key fob.

Video of remote key fob opening

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Toyota Tercel require 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $5 depending on the size packaging, type and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery change. If your keyless entry remote not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2001 Toyota Tercel keyless entry remote yourself. Most difficult part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our instruction.

The price to change the battery inside remote key fob can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the brand and the service station.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Toyota Tercel should be changed once in four years, but this will vary based on frequency of use and battery quality. If your keyless entry remote shortened signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

If your Toyota signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery change in key fob needed. Installed battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not help, remote key fob replace or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: BAB237131-022
  2. Models: 1998-2002 Toyota Tercel