Everything You Need To Know About Replacing Your Chevrolet Malibu Key Fob
'Life always finds a way.' To catch you off guard, that is. Even the most diligent of people can find their Chevrolet Malibu key fob is suddenly not working, broken, or lost on a day when time is not on their side. When that happens, Keyless Entry Remote is there to help you show life that you are also capable of 'finding a way'.
Use this guide to learn how to replace your Chevrolet Malibu key fob's battery and what to do when you've lost or damaged your remote.
Chevrolet Malibu Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions
A dead battery is the most common cause of a remote that has suddenly stopped working. To find the correct replacement battery for your Chevrolet Malibu key fob, use this battery finder by entering your year, make, and model. Chevrolet Malibu remotes usually use a CR2032 battery. Most key fob batteries cost less than $6 and are available for purchase online.
Follow the below instructions to open your Chevrolet Malibu key fob and replace the battery:
For newer Chevrolet Malibus, insert the hidden key into a designated slot to open the case. For older Chevrolet Malibus, use a thin object (like a flathead screwdriver) to pry open the case at the notch. After opening the case, gently lift the circuit board to access the battery. Before removing the battery, note how it fits in the case. Next, replace the old battery with the new one and close the case. Test your key fob's functionality by pressing buttons to ensure it is working properly. If it doesn't work, adjust the battery by ensuring the connections are clean and in contact with the battery.
To see step-by-step video instructions on replacing your remote's battery, search for your Chevrolet Malibu key fob on our YouTube page. If you cannot find your specific Chevrolet Malibu key fob, you can find a video showing the battery replacement process of a different remote that is the same type as yours.
There are five types of key fobs:
Exactly as it sounds, just a remote with no other special features
A remote with an attached key that flips out like a switchblade
A remote with a key blade sticking out of it, the key blade does not retract or hide
A remote with a key hidden inside, the key fob and key blade are not connected
A remote that is often associated with push-to-start
If changing your Chevrolet Malibu key fob's battery does not resolve your issue, you may need to replace your Chevrolet Malibu key fob entirely.
Chevrolet Malibu Key Fob Case & Key Blade Replacement Tips
Depending on the damage, you have options when dealing with a broken Chevrolet Malibu key fob.
If the key blade is the issue, you only need to order a new, uncut key blade from Keyless Entry Remote. Then you need to cut your new key blade. For this service, seek out trusted automotive professionals, such as the ones found here on our Locksmith Locator page.
If your Chevrolet Malibu key fob's case is damaged but the internal electronics are fine, you can order a replacement case. This does depend on the availability of Chevrolet Malibu key fob cases. Aftermarket cases are also an option.
If your remote is damaged beyond the key blade or case, then you may need to replace your Chevrolet Malibu key fob entirely.
Chevrolet Malibu Key Fob Replacement Costs
A replacement Chevrolet Malibu key fob is the only solution to a lost or severely damaged remote. Brand-new replacements can cost you $200 or more. A used, refurbished key fob is a more cost-effective option.
Chevrolet Malibu Key Fob Programming Instructions
After you purchase your replacement Chevrolet Malibu key fob, your next 2 steps are figuring out how you are going to program your remote and finding an automotive professional to cut the key blade. Some key fobs are easy to program by yourself, but others require an automotive locksmith.
Chevrolet Malibu Key Fob Replacement Knowledge Resource
Keyless Entry Remote is here to give you a fast and seamless Chevrolet Malibu key fob replacement purchase. Whether you simply need parts or an entirely new remote, our knowledgeable associates are ready to assist you. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you have.
Chevrolet Malibu Remotes & Keys
It's not often that a mid-size car gets a reputation for being fun to drive. But the Chevrolet Malibu isn't your average car. The Chevy model is a legend known for its strong performance and sharp handling. It's no surprise to us to see so many Malibu models on the roads today - drivers love them.
But did you know that if drivers have a broken or missing remote, they usually won't even bother replacing it? They think it will be too expensive, so they just keep driving their beloved 'Bu, missing out on the convenience and security that a working remote provides.
At Keyless Entry Remote Fob, we solve that problem easily. We secure unused remotes and keys from auto dealers and other suppliers, and pass the savings to drivers. That means you can get an OEM, authentic remote back in your hands for up to 80 percent less. And depending on your model, we'll help you prevent a second bill, by offering detailed programming instructions. No need to call in a locksmith or go back to the dealer. Let us help you rekindle your love of your Malibu with a fresh remote.