How to Open Your 2009 Subaru Forester Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2009 Subaru Forester Key Fob & Change Battery

If your car keyless entry remote is no longer working properly, the battery probably must to be replaced. Below, we outlined how to open your car keyless entry remote and replace your Subaru key battery step by step.

What type battery does 2009 Subaru Forester remote key fob take

Before going to disassembly keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and one CR2025 battery.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2025 battery

Simple steps to change the battery in your Forester's key fob

A tiny coin battery installed inside the your key fob. Gently try to pry apart your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Replace 1xCR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery in keyless entry fob's case. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you connect battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, check that all working good by testing buttons on circuit board.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your case pieces together and assemble it in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your remote key fob body for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of remote key fob opening

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

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Subaru Forester use 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $6 depending on the type, brand and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

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

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2009 Subaru Forester key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

Dealer service cost for replace the battery in remote key fob is $50-600 depending on the brand.

You should replace batteries inside key fob of Subaru Forester at least once in 3-4 years. The lifetime of battery differ on usage time, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells usually will last longer.

If your car key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors or signal strength reduced, in most cases battery change in remote key fob needed. Currently installed battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, key fob change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NHVWB1U711
  2. Models: 2009-2010 Subaru Forester