How to Change the Battery in a Toyota Key Fob

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Learning how to change the battery in a Toyota key fob is one of those little tasks plenty of drivers forget about, but luckily if your key fob battery died, it’s an easy fix. By the end of this guide, you’ll know exactly how to get that done to avoid anything from issues unlocking after you’ve been shopping in Provo to problems starting your vehicle when you’re about to drive from Lehi into Draper.

Simply read on for everything you need to know about Toyota key fob battery replacement.

How to Open the Toyota Key Fob and Change the Battery

If your Toyota key fob ever stops working, you’re probably only looking at a battery that needs replacing. Luckily enough, every task from knowing how to open a Toyota key fob to knowing how to put a new battery in is pretty simple. Simply follow these steps:

  • For a newer Toyota model, find the hidden key that can be pulled out and inserted into a slot that opens the case. 
  • For older models, find the noticeable notch on the case and use a thin object to pry it open.
  • Gently lift up the circuit board to expose the battery below.
  • Note down the type of battery – most Toyotas use a CR2032 battery that can be found easily in stores or online.
  • Place the battery replacement inside the case and reseal it.
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After you’ve carried out your Toyota key fob battery replacement, make sure it’s working by locking and unlocking the vehicle and starting the engine. If something is still wrong, you might need to readjust the battery to ensure the connections are clean.

If that still doesn’t work, the key fob itself may need to be replaced. You can:

Let Brent Brown Toyota Handle Your Toyota Key Fob Battery Replacement

The team at our Orem showroom can always be of assistance whether you’re asking, ‘how to open Toyota key fob?’ or looking to order in genuine OEM parts and accessories. For any further advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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