How to Replace the Battery in a 2003 Ford Escort Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2003 Ford Escort Key Fob

If your Escort keyless entry remote is not open doors well, the cell battery likely must to be replaced. Below, we described how to open your key fob and change your Ford key battery step by step.

What is the battery keyless entry remote require

Before beginning disassembly keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and 1xCR2032 battery.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Step by step guide

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed small coin battery. Gently try to disassemble your fob with pry tools. Change CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace 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 is functioning by testing buttons on circuit board.

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

Video of key fob disassembly

How To Replace A Ford Escort Key Fob Remote Battery 1998 2003

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Ford Escort require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

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

Changing your keyless entry remote battery is simple to do in 2003 Ford Escort. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for key fob open.

Auto repair shop's price for change the battery in key fob is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the car.

Remote key fob batteries in Ford Escort should be changed every three years, although this will vary based on usage and battery quality. If your keyless entry remote decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

If your auto fob's battery more than 4 years old, key fob buttons not working, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors or signal strength reduced, it's probably battery change in remote key fob needed. Currently installed battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, keyless entry remote change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: CWTWB1U322
  2. Models: 1998-2003 Ford Escort