How to Replace the Battery in a 2004 Subaru Outback Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2004 Subaru Outback Key Fob

If your Outback remote key fob is no longer open doors perfectly, the battery more likely must to be changed. In this post, we walks you through how to disassembly your keyless entry remote and replace your Subaru key battery.

What kind of battery key fob require

Prior to open keyless entry remote be sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and 1 CR2025 battery.
  • 1xCR2025 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

A button battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Delicately try to pry apart your key fob with flat head screwdriver. Change 1 CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with new one CR2025. Battery must be placed with the same polarity as was an old. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, verify remote key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's shell in reverse order.

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

Video of key disassembly

How To Replace Subaru Outback Key Fob Battery 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Subaru Outback use 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $4 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Usually, after key fob battery change, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2004 Subaru Outback key yourself. Most hard part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

Dealer service price for change the battery in key is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the car.

Key fob batteries in Subaru Outback should be replaced every 4 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 problems for you.

If your car has low key battery indicator on dashboard, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, key fob buttons not working or fob's battery more than 4 years old, in most cases battery change in keyless entry remote required. Currently installed battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, key change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NHVWB1U711
  2. Models: 2000-2009 Subaru Outback