How to Change the Battery in GMC Key Fob

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Knowing how to replace the battery in GMC key fob can make life easier, especially for busy Cedar Park and Austin drivers. Find your key fob type below, and if you have any questions, contact us.

GMC Smart Keyless Entry: Battery Replacement

A recent year GMC will likely use GMC Smart Keyless Entry. Here is how to open a GMC key fob of this type: 

  1. Press the chrome button on the side to be able to pull out the metal key.
  2. Open the key fob and remove the circuit board and buttons.
  3. Once you can see the old battery, remove it using a small flathead screwdriver.
  4. Install a new CR2032 3V battery, be sure that the positive side matches the position of the old battery.
  5. Replace the components you removed from your key fob, and you’re all set!

GMC Flip Key: Battery Replacement Instructions

Common on models from 2010 to 2016 have a flip key fob. Here is how to change the battery in this GMC key fob:

  1. Flip the metal key blade and remove the back cover on your key fob.
  2. Pull out the old, dead battery and replace it with a new CR2032 3V battery. Make sure to align the new battery in the same position as the previous one. 
  3. Replace the key fob cover, and you should be good to go!

GMC Remote Start Key Fob: Battery Replacement

Starting your vehicle remotely can making days of challenging temperatures massively more bearable. To maintain the ability to easily start your vehicle from a distance, do the following:

  1. Gently insert a flathead screwdriver into the small slot on the side of the key fob. Twist it to open the key fob.
  2. Before you remove the battery, make note of which direction the positive and negative sides face. Carefully slide out the current battery, and replace it with a fresh CR2032 button cell battery. 
  3. Press the key fob back together, and enjoy your remote start capabilities!

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