How to Replace the Battery in a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Key Fob

If your auto key is no longer open doors correct, the battery most likely needs to be replaced. In this article, you’ll benefit from knowing how to open Chevrolet key fob and replace a dead or weak battery yourself. If you choose to do it at home near Cobalt, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check all you need before you start.

What kind of battery remote key fob require

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

Step by step instruction

A tiny coin battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Carefully try to open your remote key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with new one CR2032. Battery must be placed with the same position as was a previous. Your remote key fob will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, check keyless entry remote functionality 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 body pieces together and put it in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your fob case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of key fob opening

How To Replace A 2005 - 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Key Fob Battery

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Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Chevrolet Cobalt use 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Changing your remote key fob battery is easy to do in 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for key fob disassembly.

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

You should replace batteries inside key fob of modern cars at least once in three or four years. lifespan of battery vary on frequency of use, quality and operating conditions.

These symptoms will warning you that it's probably time to replace battery in your 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, low key battery indicator on dashboard and signal strength reduced.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2005-2013 Chevrolet Cobalt