How to Replace the Battery in a 2014 Subaru Forester Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2014 Subaru Forester Key Fob

Key fob grant easy access to your Forester. If the remote key fob battery is weak or dead you will not to be able lock car remotely. It's not difficult to replace the battery in your keyless entry remote, and it’s easier than you think. All tools, that you need is outlined in this post.

What type battery keyless entry remote require

Changing battery in key fob require flat head screwdriver and CR1632 battery. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR1632 battery

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

Inside of your remote key fob installed small coin cell battery. Accurately try to pry apart your keyless entry remote with flat head screwdriver. Remove 1 CR1632 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with fresh one CR1632. Battery must be installed with the same polarity as was a previous. Your key will not work if you by mistake put battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, verify key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Delicately try to assemble the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. If your keyless entry remote case firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of remote key fob disassembly

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Remote key fob of Subaru Forester require 1xCR1632 batteries. Most CR1632 batteries are under $6 depending on the size packaging, type and brand 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 needed after battery replace. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2014 Subaru Forester remote key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

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

You should change batteries inside key fob of Subaru Forester at least every three years. The term of battery differ on frequency of use, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells normally will last longer.

These symptoms will alert you that it's possible time to replace battery in your 2014 Subaru Forester: key fob buttons not working, signal strength reduced, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2014-2015 Subaru Forester