How to Open Your 2005 Scion tC Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2005 Scion tC Key Fob and Change Battery

If your tC keyless entry remote isn't working properly, the cell battery most likely needs to be changed. In this article, you will benefit from knowing how to disassembly Scion keyless entry remote and change a discharged battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near tC, use this instruction, but first make sure you have everything you need.

What size battery does 2005 Scion tC remote key fob take

Changing battery in key fob require flat head screwdriver and one CR2016 battery. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2016 battery

Step by step instruction

A small coin battery installed in the your remote key fob. Accurately try to open your key with pry tools. Remove 1xCR2016 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside fob’s shell. Battery must be installed with the same position as was an old. Your key fob will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, make sure that all working good by testing buttons on remote key fob.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to assemble the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. If your keyless entry remote shell tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of key disassembly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Scion tC use 1xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases reprogramming not needed after battery replace. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2005 Scion tC keyless entry remote yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

Auto repair shop's price for replace the battery in fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make.

You should replace batteries inside key fob of Scion tC at least every 3-4 years. The lifetime of battery vary on their amount of use, quality and operating conditions.

If your car signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, fob's battery more than 4 years old or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery replace inside remote key fob required. Currently installed battery is dead or weak with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, remote key fob change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: M0ZB41TG | MOZB41TG
  2. Models: 2005-2010 Scion TC