How to Open Your 2003 Saab 9-5 Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2003 Saab 9-5 Key Fob & Change Battery

If your auto keyless entry remote is not unlock doors properly, the cell battery surely needs to be changed. Below, we described how to open your key fob and change your Saab key battery.

What type battery does 2003 Saab 9-5 keyless entry remote required

Changing battery in keyless entry remote require CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your fob’s batteries.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

A small button cell battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Delicately try to open your key fob with pry tools. Change one 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 put battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, check key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your body pieces together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. If your key shell tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of key opening

Saab key fob battery change

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Saab 9-5 require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $6 build upon the size packaging, type and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Often, after keyless entry remote battery change, you do not need to reprogram. Keyless entry remote reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2003 Saab 9-5 keyless entry remote yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our step by step guide.

The cost to replace the battery in fob is $50-600 depending on the make and the service pricing.

You should replace batteries inside key fob of modern cars at least once in four years. The term of battery differ on their amount of use, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells normally will last longer.

These symptoms will alert you that it's perhaps time to replace battery in your 2003 Saab 9-5: signal strength reduced, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and key fob buttons not working.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2003-2007 Saab 9-5