How to Replace the Battery in a 2004 Ford Taurus Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2004 Ford Taurus Key Fob

If your car keyless entry remote is not unlock doors perfectly, the cell battery probably needs to be changed. Below, we demonstrate how to disassembly Ford keyless entry remote and replace a dead battery yourself. If you choose to do it at home near Taurus, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check tools and materials required.

What type battery key fob use

Before you start to disassembly key fob check all that you need: CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

A small button battery installed in the your keyless entry remote. Gently try to pry apart your key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with fresh one CR2032. Battery must be installed with the same polarity as was a previous. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, check key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your keyless entry fob's shell in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to put the pieces together by hands from top to bottom. Check your remote key fob shell for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Ford Taurus require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $6 depending on the type, brand and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Key fob in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery change. If your remote 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 easy to do in 2004 Ford Taurus. Most of car manufacturers think about customers and make a special hole for key fob disassembly.

The price to change the battery in remote key fob is $50-600 depending on the brand and the service station.

You should change batteries inside keyless entry remote of modern cars at least every 4 years. The lifetime of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells normally will last longer.

If your Taurus has low key battery indicator on dashboard, key fob buttons not working, signal strength reduced or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery change inside key fob needed. Installed battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, key fob change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: OUCD6000022
  2. Models: 2000-2016 Ford Taurus