How to Open Your 2002 Toyota Tacoma Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2002 Toyota Tacoma Key Fob & Change Battery

Keyless entry remote grant access to your car. Once the key battery is dead or weak you lose your fob’s ability to control remote opening function. In this post, you’ll benefit from knowing how to disassembly Toyota keyless entry remote and change a weak battery yourself. If you choose to do it at home near Tacoma, follow our guide, but don't forget to check tools and materials required before you start.

What is the battery remote key fob require

Replacing battery in key fob require phillips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver and 1 CR2025 battery. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2025 battery
  • phillips head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your Tacoma's keyless entry remote

Inside of your remote key fob installed coin battery. Remove fasteners on the back of the key fob. Flip the remote key fob over and find for at least 1 fastener holding in the plastic.

Delicately try to open your key fob with pry tools. Replace 1 CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

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

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

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to put the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. If your keyless entry remote body tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step. Screw fastener in the back of the remote key fob.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 2002 Toyota Tacoma Video

How To: Change Toyota Tacoma Key Fob Battery

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Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Toyota Tacoma use 1xCR2025 batteries. Price for CR2025 batteries are under $6 depending on the brand, type and size packaging you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Remote key fob in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Changing your keyless entry remote battery is easy to do in 2002 Toyota Tacoma. Most of car manufacturers think about customers and make a special hole for key fob disassembly.

The price to change the battery in keyless entry remote is $50-600 depending on the brand and the service pricing.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Toyota Tacoma should be replaced once in three or four years, but this will differ based on their amount of use and quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop working and make trouble for you.

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

  1. FCC ID: BAB237131-056
  2. Models: 2002-2004 Toyota Tacoma