How to Open Your 2006 Subaru Legacy Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2006 Subaru Legacy Key Fob and Change Battery

If your car keyless entry remote is not open doors properly, the cell battery more likely needs to be changed. Yes, it is possible to replace the battery in your keyless entry remote DIY. All you need is outlined in this post.

What type battery does 2006 Subaru Legacy keyless entry remote take

Replacing battery in keyless entry remote require flat head screwdriver and 1xCR2025 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
  • 1xCR2025 battery

Simple steps to change the battery in your car's keyless entry remote

A button cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Gently try to disassemble your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Remove one CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with new one CR2025. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the current cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, check that everything is functioning by testing buttons on keyless entry remote.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your body two halves together and assemble it in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your keyless entry remote case for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

How to change the battery video guide

How To Replace Subaru Legacy Key Fob Battery 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Subaru Legacy require 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $5 depending on the size packaging, type and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Remote key fob in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your remote key fob 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 2006 Subaru Legacy. Most of car manufacturers think about customers and make a special hole for key fob disassembly.

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

Remote key fob batteries in modern cars should be changed every 3-4 years, although this will vary based on frequency of use and build quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

These signs will warning you that it's probably time to replace battery in your 2006 Subaru Legacy: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, signal strength reduced, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NHVWB1U711
  2. Models: 2005-2010 Subaru Legacy