Can’t unlock/lock your Chevrolet due to a dead key fob battery
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to change the key fob battery on multiple Chevrolet key fobs.
Battery Size: CR2032 3V
- Flip the metal key blade.
- Pry out the back cover of the key fob with your hands.
- Remove the dead battery from your Chevrolet keyfob.
- Slide the new battery in, making sure the positive is facing you.
- Please press the back cover of the key fob back until you hear it snap.
This key fob is used in many Chevrolet vehicles, including Chevy Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, Sonic, Spark, Volt, and other models. (years 2010 to 2016)
The buttons for the key can wear out and crack over time. It is possible to change the shell of this key and avoid having to buy a new key. A new Chevrolet flip key shell can be purchased online.
Battery Size: CR2032 3V (One)
This is the newer Chevy key fob used in vehicles with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system. This key allows you to lock and unlock your Chevy within three feet of the door. The lock and unlock features work from a distance of 60 m /197 ft. If you cannot unlock the car, a dead battery can be a problem.
If the case or the buttons on your remote have worn out, consider changing the case instead of buying a key. Search for Chevrolet Smart Key Shell.
Battery Type: CR2032 Button Cell Battery
- Use a flathead screwdriver to open the key fob. There is a small slot on the side of the key fob where you can insert the screwdriver.
- Twist the screwdriver to force the key fob shell to open.
- Remove the battery by sliding it out.
- Install the new battery. Pay attention to the positive (+) side of the battery.
- Close the key fob shell by pressing it together until you hear it snap.
This Chevy key fob is one of the most popular key fobs to date. It is used on Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, 1500, 2500, Silverado, etc.
If the buttons have worn out, you can replace the shell instead of buying a new key fob. You can buy a GM 4-button shell case and replace it yourself. You should already know how to open up the case and remove the circuit from the keyfob.
Battery Type: CR2032 3V Battery
- Use a flat-head screwdriver to pop out the key fob’s back cover.
- Use a small screwdriver to push the battery to the side—Lif up the battery.
- Install the new battery with the Positive (+) side facing you.
- Press the back cover into the key fob.
This video shows you how to change the battery on the Chevy rectangle key fob. Sometimes it may be referred to as the square or chrome Chevy key. This Chevy key fob is used on Colorado and Silverado, Crew Cab, Crew Cab, Pickups, etc. The key may have black or chrome sides.
The buttons on this key fob can wear over time. It is possible to replace just the shell, which is cheaper than buying a new key. A new shell for this key fob can be purchased online. See these listings on Chevy Chrome Key Fob on eBay.
Battery Type: Two CR2016 3 Volt Battery
- Use a flat screwdriver and insert it at the gap at the end of the keyfob.
- Twist the screwdriver to open the case.
- Pop out the old battery.
- Install the new battery. Make sure the positive side of the battery is facing the back cover.
- Press the back and front covers together to close the key fob.
Watch a video to learn how to change the battery in this Chevy key fob. This key fob was standard on older Chevrolet vehicles such as Chevrolet Astro, Blazer, S10, Suburban, Silverado, and Tahoe.
The same remote is also used on GMC and Oldsmobile vehicles. Note that this keyfob uses two batteries.
If your old remote has worn out or is damaged, you can buy a new or even used keyfob in better shape and move the circuit board to the new key fob. Search listings of Chevrolet GM Oldsmobile 3 Button Keyfob.
We hope you find the Chevrolet Key Fob Battery Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Chevrolet.
I’m replacing both remote batteries 1 ea remote. It also has tote start 2014 Cruise it opens door but will not start.
Finally someone thought of putting all videos on one page.
Thanks for sharing this. I could not find a video for the older key fob.