How to Open Your 2002 Saab 9-3 Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2002 Saab 9-3 Key Fob and Change Battery

If your auto key is not open doors properly, the battery probably must to be changed. Below, you’ll benefit from knowing how to disassembly Saab key fob and replace a dead battery DIY. If you gonna solve to do it at home near 9-3, use this instruction, but don't forget to check all you need before you start.

What type battery does 2002 Saab 9-3 key fob take

Replacing battery in keyless entry remote require 1 CR1632 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.
  • 1xCR1632 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step instruction

A tiny button battery installed in the your remote key fob. Gently try to open your key with pry tools. Remove 1xCR1632 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with fresh one CR1632. Battery must be installed with the same polarity as was a previous. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, verify key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

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

How to replace the battery video guide

Saab key fob battery change

Still not working? Buy new one


Key fob of Saab 9-3 use 1xCR1632 batteries. Price for CR1632 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the type, brand and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Often, after remote key fob battery change, reprogramming not required. Remote key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Replacing your key fob battery is easy to do in 2002 Saab 9-3. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for key fob open.

Car service price for change the battery in key is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand.

You should change batteries inside key fob of modern cars at least every 4 years. The term of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality.

These signs will warning you that it's possible time to replace battery in your 2002 Saab 9-3: low key battery indicator on dashboard, you didn't change battery more than 4 years, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and key fob buttons not working.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: KHH 20TN-1
  2. Models: 1999-2004 Saab 9-3