How to Open Your 2018 GMC Savana Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2018 GMC Savana Key Fob & Change Battery

If your GMC key is no longer working correct, the battery more likely needs to be replaced. It's not complicated to change the battery in your remote key fob, and it’s easier than you think. Everything you need is described below.

What type battery keyless entry remote use

Don't forget before disassembly keyless entry remote check all that you need: 1xCR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step instruction

A tiny coin battery installed in the your remote key fob. Open the key if it is in the key fob.

Accurately try to open your remote key fob with pry tools. Replace one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with fresh 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 position on battery, by "+" mark.

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

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to put the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your remote key fob body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of keyless entry remote opening

GMC key fob battery replacement.

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of GMC Savana use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2018 GMC Savana remote key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

The price to replace the battery inside key can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service station.

You should change batteries inside remote key fob of GMC Savana at least every 3-4 years. lifespan of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality.

If your auto key fob buttons not working, fob's battery more than 4 years old, signal strength reduced or has low key battery indicator on dashboard, it's probably battery replace inside remote key fob needed. Currently installed battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not fix, key fob replace or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: OUC60270
  2. Models: 2003-2020 GMC Savana