How to Open Your 2018 Ford Explorer Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2018 Ford Explorer Key Fob and Change Battery

If your Explorer remote key fob is no longer working correct, the cell battery more likely must to be replaced. Yes, it is possible to change the battery in your remote key fob DIY. All tools, that you need is explained in this post.

What type battery keyless entry remote require

Don't forget before open key fob check all that you need: CR2450 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2450 battery

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

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

Delicately try to pry apart your fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace 1xCR2450 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery inside keyless entry fob's case. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key will not work if you put battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, check that everything working good by testing buttons on remote key fob.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell two halves together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. If your fob body tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 2018 Ford Explorer Video

2018 2019 Ford Explorer Key Fob Battery Replacement

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Ford Explorer require 1xCR2450 batteries. Most CR2450 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the brand, type and size packaging you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Key fob in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery replace. If your keyless entry remote not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2018 Ford Explorer keyless entry remote yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

The price to replace the battery inside key is in range $50-600 depending on the make and the service station.

You should replace batteries inside keyless entry remote of modern cars at least once in three years. lifespan of battery differ on frequency of use, operating conditions and quality.

If your auto key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, fob's battery more than 4 years old or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery replace in key fob needed. Installed battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, fob replace or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: M3N-A2C931426
  2. Models: 2017-2021 Ford Explorer