How to Open Your 2004 Ford Escape Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2004 Ford Escape Key Fob and Change Battery

If your Ford key fob is no longer unlock doors well, the cell battery most likely must to be replaced. Yes, it is possible to replace the battery in your remote key fob, and it’s easier than you think. All tools, that you need is described below.

What type battery key fob use

Before beginning disassembly remote key fob be sure that you have all required tools and materials: CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step instruction

Inside of your key fob installed tiny button battery. Gently try to disassemble your fob with pry tools. Remove CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery in keyless entry fob's case. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your remote key fob will not work if you place battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, make sure that everything is functioning by testing buttons on keyless entry remote.

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

Video of key disassembly

2001 - 2007 Ford Escape Key Fob Battery Replacement

Still not working? Buy new one


Key fob of Ford Escape require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $5 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

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 key fob battery is simple to do in 2004 Ford Escape. Most of car manufacturers think about customers and make a special hole for keyless entry remote open.

The cost to change the battery inside key fob can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service station.

You should replace batteries inside remote key fob of Ford Escape at least once in 3-4 years. The term of battery vary on usage time, quality and operating conditions.

If your Ford has low key battery indicator on dashboard, signal strength reduced, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors or key fob buttons not working, it's probably battery replace in keyless entry remote needed. Current battery is dead or weak with a high probability, but if it's not help, key fob change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: CWTWB1U322
  2. Models: 2001-2012 Ford Escape