2008 Subaru Forester Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

2008 Subaru Forester Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

If your Subaru key fob is no longer unlock doors well, the cell battery more likely needs to be replaced. It's not difficult to change the battery in your remote key fob with our ultimate instruction. All tools, that you need is described in this post.

What type battery does 2008 Subaru Forester remote key fob take

Before going to disassembly key fob check all that you need: 1 CR2025 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2025 battery

Step by step instruction

A tiny button battery installed in the your keyless entry remote. Accurately try to pry apart your key with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace 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 position on battery, by "+" mark.

When the new battery installed, check remote key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything working fine, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell pieces together and assemble it in place by hands from top to bottom. If your key fob case firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

How to change the battery video guide

How To Replace A 2005 - 2010 Subaru Forester Key Fob Battery FCC ID NHVWB1U711

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Subaru Forester use 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $4 depending on the brand, type and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after keyless entry remote battery replace, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Changing your keyless entry remote battery is easy to do in 2008 Subaru Forester. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for remote key fob open.

Auto repair shop's cost for replace the battery in key is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the make.

You should change batteries inside key fob of modern cars at least every three years. lifespan of battery differ on frequency of use, quality and operating conditions.

If your Subaru signal strength reduced, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, fob's battery more than 4 years old or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery change inside keyless entry remote needed. Installed battery is dead or weak with a high probability, but if it's not fix, key replace or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NHVWB1U711
  2. Models: 2000-2009 Subaru Forester