2005 Toyota Highlander Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

2005 Toyota Highlander Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

If your Highlander remote key fob is not unlock doors well, the cell battery surely must to be replaced. It's not complicated to replace the battery in your key fob DIY. Everything you need is described in this post.

What type battery does 2005 Toyota Highlander keyless entry remote required

Before beginning open keyless entry remote be sure that you have all required tools and materials: 1 CR2016 battery, phillips head screwdriver and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2016 battery
  • phillips head screwdriver

Step by step instruction

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed tiny button battery. Remove fasteners on the back of the keyless entry remote. Spin the key fob over and look for at least one fastener holding in the plastic.

Delicately try to open your key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove CR2016 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with fresh one CR2016. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the charge cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

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

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your shell pieces together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. If your key fob shell firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step. Screw fastener in the back of the remote key fob.

How to change the battery video guide

How To Replace Toyota Highlander Key Fob Battery 2004 - 2006

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Toyota Highlander use 1xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

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

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2005 Toyota Highlander remote key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our step by step guide.

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

Remote key fob batteries in Toyota Highlander should be replaced every four years, but this will differ based on their amount of use and quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

These symptoms will warning you that it's possible time to change battery in your 2005 Toyota Highlander: key fob buttons not working, you didn't change battery more than 4 years, signal strength reduced and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2001-2007 Toyota Highlander