How to Open Your 2010 Subaru Forester Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2010 Subaru Forester Key Fob and Change Battery

Remote key fob grant access to your car. When the remote key fob battery is weak or dead you lose your fob’s ability to use remote opening function. Yes, it is possible to change the battery in your key fob with our guide. All you need is outlined in this post.

What kind of battery keyless entry remote require

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

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

A coin battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Carefully try to open your key with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change 1xCR2025 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 polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling fob’s case, make sure that all functions works by testing buttons on keyless entry remote.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to assemble the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your remote key fob shell for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat 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


Keyless entry remote of Subaru Forester use 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $6 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Remote key fob in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery change. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Changing your remote key fob battery is simple to do in 2010 Subaru Forester. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for remote key fob disassembly.

Auto repair shop's pricing for change the battery in keyless entry remote is $50-600 depending on the make.

Remote key fob batteries in Subaru Forester should be replaced once in four years, also this will vary based on their amount of use and quality. If your key fob shortened signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop close doors and make problems for you.

These symptoms will alert you that it's possible time to replace battery in your 2010 Subaru Forester: 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: NHVWB1U711
  2. Models: 2009-2010 Subaru Forester