Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you replace the battery in the remote transmitter?

asked by on

How do you replace the battery in the remote transmitter?

A: Your car’s remote gives you the ability to ...

Your car’s remote gives you the ability to lock and unlock the doors from a distance, as well as open the trunk without using the key or the trunk release latch. However, the battery in your remote will eventually die and need to be replaced. Here’s how to do that:

Make sure you have the right battery – you’ll need a CR1616 battery.

  1. Using a small Phillips head screwdriver, remove the one screw from the back (don’t lose it).

  2. Locate the two tabs on the cover and use them to separate the remote into two pieces.

  3. Remove the battery.

  4. Replace the battery (make sure it’s oriented properly or it won’t work).

  5. Put the remote back together.

  6. Replace the screw.

  7. Make sure the remote works.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Air conditioner not working after a battery change

Hello. Thank you for writing in. At first, disconnect the battery and verify that all of the wires in the starting system and charging system are clean, dry, and tight. Make sure the battery cables are corrosion free, and have...

Q: How do I unlock the doors using the keyless entry?

To unlock the doors with the keyless entry system, simply input the factory set entry code, or either of the personal entry codes.

Q: What is the truth about brake rotors/brake jobs?

Hello. The rotors on most cars have a minimum thickness that they can be before they should be replaced. The minimum thickness is stamped into the rotor. The rotor can then be resurfaced until it gets too thin and should...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...