How to Open Your 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Key Fob & Change Battery

Key fob grant easy access to your car. When the remote key fob battery is weak or dead you will lose your keyless entry fob's ability to use remote opening function. Yes, it is possible to change the battery in your remote key fob by yourself. All tools, that you need is outlined in this article.

What type battery does 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander keyless entry remote take

Replacing batteries in keyless entry remote require CR2032 batteries and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • 2xCR2032 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

A tiny button cell battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Remove any internal key before you try to pry apart the key fob.

Delicately try to pry apart your fob with flat head screwdriver. Replace 2xCR2032 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old batteries with new one CR2032. 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 keyless entry fob's case, make sure that all functions works by pressing buttons on remote key fob.

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

Video of remote key fob disassembly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Mitsubishi Outlander use 2xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4 depending on the brand, type and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases reprogramming not needed after battery change. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Replacing your remote key fob battery is easy to do in 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for key fob disassembly.

Dealer service price for change the battery in fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car.

Keyless entry remote batteries in modern cars should be replaced every four years, but this will vary based on usage and battery quality. If your key fob reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make problems for you.

These signs will alert you that it's perhaps time to change battery in your 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander: signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: WKE-PZ113-04021
  2. Models: 2011-2014 Mitsubishi Outlander