How to Replace the Battery in a 2008 Saab 9-3 Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2008 Saab 9-3 Key Fob

If your car key fob isn't unlock doors correct, the battery more likely must to be changed. In this post, you will benefit from knowing how to disassembly Saab keyless entry remote and change a discharged battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near 9-3, use this instruction, but first make sure you have tools and materials required before you start.

What size battery does 2008 Saab 9-3 remote key fob take

Changing battery in key fob require one CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your fob’s batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Step by step guide

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed coin battery. Move the key out of the way if it is in the keyless entry remote.

Accurately try to pry apart your key with flat head screwdriver. Change one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with new one CR2032. Battery must be installed with the same polarity as was an old. Your key will not work if you by mistake put battery wrong way.

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

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your case pieces together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. Check your fob body for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of remote key fob disassembly

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Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Saab 9-3 require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Remote key fob in most of cases do not require 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 simple to do in 2008 Saab 9-3. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for key fob disassembly.

The price to replace the battery in key is $50-600 depending on the car and the service pricing.

You should replace batteries inside keyless entry remote of Saab 9-3 at least once in three years. The term of battery differ on usage time, operating conditions and quality. Famous brands cells usually will last longer.

These signs will warning you that it's possible time to change battery in your Saab 9-3: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, key fob buttons not working, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and signal strength reduced.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2003-2010 Saab 9-3