How to Open Your 2016 Subaru Forester Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2016 Subaru Forester Key Fob & Change Battery

Keyless entry remote grant access to your car. When the key battery is dead you not to be able close car remotely. It's not difficult to change the battery in your key fob with our instruction. All tools, that you need is outlined in this post.

What size battery does 2016 Subaru Forester keyless entry remote required

Changing battery in key fob require 1 CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

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

A button battery installed inside the your key fob. Move the key out of the way if it is in the key fob.

Carefully try to disassemble your keyless entry remote with flat head screwdriver. Remove one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with fresh one CR2032. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you place battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, make sure that everything working fine by pressing buttons on circuit board.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to put the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your keyless entry remote case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

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Still not working? Buy new one


Key fob of Subaru Forester use 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4 depending on the size packaging, type and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your 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 2016 Subaru Forester key fob yourself. Most hard part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our guide.

Dealer service pricing for replace the battery in keyless entry remote is $50-600 depending on the brand.

You should change batteries inside key fob of Subaru Forester at least once in four years. The lifetime of battery differ on usage time, quality and operating conditions. Famous brands cells normally will last longer.

If your car fob's battery more than 4 years old, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, key fob buttons not working or signal strength reduced, in most cases battery replace inside remote key fob required. Currently installed battery is dead or weak with a high probability, but if it's not help, remote key fob change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2015-2018 Subaru Forester