How to Replace the Battery in a 2008 Subaru Outback Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2008 Subaru Outback Key Fob

If your Outback keyless entry remote isn't open doors well, the battery more likely needs to be changed. It's not difficult to change the battery in your keyless entry remote, and it’s easier than you think. Everything you need is described in this article.

What kind of battery key fob use

Before you start to open key fob make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and one CR1620 battery.
  • 1xCR1620 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your Outback's remote key fob

A small coin battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Gently try to disassemble your keyless entry remote with pry tools. Replace one CR1620 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it in fob’s shell. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key will not work if you put battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, check that all functions works by testing buttons on keyless entry remote.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to put the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your remote key fob body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Subaru Outback require 1xCR1620 batteries. Most CR1620 batteries are under $6 build upon the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Often, after key fob battery replace, you do not need to reprogram. Keyless entry remote reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Replacing your remote key fob battery is easy to do in 2008 Subaru Outback. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for key fob disassembly.

The cost to change the battery in remote key fob can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the make and the service station.

Remote key fob batteries in Subaru Outback should be replaced once in three years, but this will differ based on their amount of use and quality. If your remote key fob decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make problems for you.

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

  1. FCC ID: CWTWBU766
  2. Models: 2008-2009 Subaru Outback