2016 Ford Explorer Key Fob Battery: Replacement and Maintenance Guide

Are you struggling with a weak key fob for your 2016 Ford Explorer? Well, fear not, because replacing the batteries is a simple task that you can easily do at home. This key fob model is also used on many other Ford models from 2013 through 2018, so this guide may also apply to your vehicle if it looks similar.

Before you start, make sure you have the following items ready: two CR2025 batteries (any brand will do) and either a penny or a small screwdriver.

Now, let’s get started with the battery replacement process:

  1. Hold the key fob with the button facing upwards and push the button from the top down towards the bottom while holding it.
  2. Insert your fingernail between the top and the body of the fob, and gently pull the two parts apart to open it.
  3. Remove the emergency backup key from the back of the fob and set it aside for now.
  4. Use a penny or a screwdriver to gently twist and separate the back part of the fob from the body. Be careful as the components are made of plastic.
  5. Once the back part is separated, you will have access to the battery and circuit board. Pay attention to the battery orientation as they are reversed in polarity.
  6. Remove the old batteries and place a wafer in between the two new CR2025 batteries to ensure proper connection.
  7. Put the new batteries in place, ensuring they are correctly oriented as per the markings.
  8. Put the fob back together by snapping the two parts securely. Pay attention to the alignment of the holes and hooks to ensure a proper seal.
  9. Insert the emergency backup key back into its place in the fob.
  10. Finally, snap the two parts of the fob together, and you are done!

With the batteries replaced, your key fob should now function flawlessly. Good luck!

What model years does this key fob work for?

This key fob is used on many models from the year 2013 through 2018.

What tools and batteries are needed to replace the key fob batteries?

You will need a penny or a small screwdriver, and a set of two CR2025 batteries.

How do you open the key fob to access the batteries?

Use a penny or screwdriver to gently twist and separate the key fob. Once open, remove the emergency backup key and then proceed to access the batteries.

How do you replace the batteries in the key fob?

Remove the old batteries and place a wafer between the new CR2025 batteries. Ensure the polarity is correct and that the batteries are securely placed. Finally, reassemble the key fob by snapping it back together.

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