2014 Subaru Tribeca Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

2014 Subaru Tribeca Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

Keyless entry remote grant access to your Tribeca. Once the keyless entry remote battery is dead you will lose your keyless entry fob's ability to use remote functions. Yes, it is possible to replace the battery in your key fob by yourself. All tools, that you need is described below.

What type battery does 2014 Subaru Tribeca keyless entry remote required

Before beginning disassembly keyless entry remote check all that you need: one CR1620 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR1620 battery

Simple steps to change the battery in your Tribeca's keyless entry remote

Inside of your remote key fob installed button cell battery. Delicately try to disassemble your fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace one CR1620 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it in keyless entry fob's shell. Battery must be placed with the same polarity as was an old. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you mistakenly place battery wrong way.

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

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your body pieces together and put it in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your remote key fob shell for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of remote key fob opening

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Subaru Tribeca require 1xCR1620 batteries. Most CR1620 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.

Usually, after key fob battery replace, you do not need to reprogram. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Changing your key fob battery is simple to do in 2014 Subaru Tribeca. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for keyless entry remote disassembly.

Auto repair shop's cost for change the battery in fob is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the make.

You should change batteries inside remote key fob of modern cars at least every 4 years. The lifetime of battery differ on usage time, operating conditions and quality.

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

  1. FCC ID: CWTWB1U811
  2. Models: 2011-2014 Subaru Tribeca