How to Replace the Battery in a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Key Fob

Key fob grant access to your Tacoma. If the key fob battery is discharged you’ll lose your fob’s ability to use remote functions. Below, we described how to open your keyless entry remote and change your Toyota key battery step by step.

What type battery does 2008 Toyota Tacoma key fob take

Before beginning open remote key fob be sure that you have all required tools and materials: phillips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver and CR2032 battery.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Simple steps to replace the battery in your Tacoma's keyless entry remote

A tiny coin cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Remove screw on the back of the keyless entry remote. Spin the key fob over and look for at least 1 fastener holding in the plastic.

Accurately try to disassemble your key fob with flat head screwdriver. Replace 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside keyless entry fob's shell. Battery must be installed with the same position as was an old. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to assemble the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your key fob shell for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step. Screw the back of the key fob.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Toyota Tacoma require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $5 depending on the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Remote key fob in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery replace. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2008 Toyota Tacoma keyless entry remote yourself. Most difficult part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

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

Key fob batteries in modern cars should be changed every three or four years, although this will differ based on usage and build quality. If your remote key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

These symptoms will warning you that it's possible time to replace battery in your Toyota Tacoma: key fob buttons not working, low key battery indicator on dashboard, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT20T
  2. Models: 2005-2018 Toyota Tacoma