How to Replace the Battery in a 2003 Saab 9-3 Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2003 Saab 9-3 Key Fob

If your auto key fob isn't working properly, the cell battery probably needs to be replaced. In this post, we outlined how to disassembly your key fob and replace your Saab key battery step by step.

What kind of battery remote key fob require

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

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

A coin battery installed in the your key fob. Gently try to pry apart your keyless entry remote with pry tools. Remove one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with new one CR2032. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the charge cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check position on battery, by "+" mark.

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

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell two halves together and assemble it in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your key fob case for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of remote key fob opening

2003 SAAB 9-3 Key FOB Case and Battery Replacement - 93 FOBIK electronic disassemble

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Saab 9-3 use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $5 depending on the brand, type and size packaging you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after keyless entry remote battery change, reprogramming not required. Keyless entry remote reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2003 Saab 9-3 key yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our step by step guide.

The price to change the battery in key fob is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand and the service pricing.

You should replace batteries inside keyless entry remote of modern cars at least every 3-4 years. The term of battery differ on frequency of use, operating conditions and quality. Famous brands cells usually will last longer.

These symptoms will warn you that it's possible time to replace battery in your Saab 9-3: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, signal strength reduced, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2003-2010 Saab 9-3