Everything You Need To Know About Replacing Your GMC Key Fob
Life often has a way of throwing unexpected challenges at us. Even the most prepared individuals can discover their GMC key fob is no longer functional, broken, or lost on a day when time is already short. Whenever such an unfortunate event occurs, Keyless Entry Remote is there to help you get back on track with your regular schedule.
This guide will teach you how to replace your GMC key fob's battery and about what precautions to take should you lose or damage your remote. With this advice, you can face any GMC key fob challenge with the confidence and knowledge of an expert.
GMC Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions
If your vehicle's key fob suddenly stops working, the battery is most likely the culprit and needs to be replaced. To find the correct battery for your GMC key fob, use this battery finder by simply entering your year, make, and model. GMC remotes most commonly use a CR2032 battery. Most key fob batteries cost less than $6 and are available for purchase online.
To open and replace the battery in your GMC key fob, follow these instructions:
For newer GMC models, insert the hidden key into a designated slot to open the case. For older GMC models, 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 GMC key fob on our YouTube page. If you cannot find your specific GMC 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 GMC key fob's battery does not resolve your issue, you may need to replace your GMC key fob entirely.
GMC Key Fob Case & Key Blade Replacement Tips
If your GMC key fob is broken, you have various options for replacements depending on the extent of the damage. If the key blade is the only issue, you can easily order a new, uncut key blade at Keyless Entry Remote. To get your new key blade cut for your use, seek out trusted automotive professionals such as the ones found here on our Locksmith Locator page.
If only the key fob case is damaged and the internal electronics are still in good condition, ordering a replacement case is a cheap remedy. However, this does depend on the availability of the cases. If you don't care about your replacement key fob case sporting the GMC logo, an aftermarket case is also an option. If the key fob is severely damaged beyond the key blade or case, then a complete GMC key fob replacement will be necessary.
GMC Key Fob Replacement Costs
If your GMC key fob is misplaced or irreparably damaged, the only solution is to order a replacement key fob. Depending on the model and make, brand-new replacement key fobs can cost you $200 or more. At Keyless Entry Remote, you can get a refurbished GMC key fob for up to 80% less than the cost of new.
GMC Key Fob Programming Instructions
Once you receive your replacement GMC key fob, your remote will need to be programmed and the key will need to be cut. Some key fobs are easy to program by yourself, but other remotes need to be taken to an automotive locksmith to be programmed.
Keyless Entry Remote strives to ensure a fast and effortless GMC key fob replacement process. Whether you need a new key fob ordered or a replacement part for your remote, our knowledgeable associates are ready to assist you in finding exactly what you need for your GMC key fob. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
GMC REPLACEMENT KEY FOBS & REMOTES
Finding a replacement GMC car remote is easy - just go to your local dealership, right? Well, at KeylessEntryRemoteFob.com, we make it easy to get the same product at a ridiculously low price. We have a wide selection of OEM replacement key fobs for your favorite Suburban, Sierra, Yukon or Acadia that have passed radio frequency tests and are guaranteed to work. Search using your model and year, or enter the FCC ID or part number from your previous remote. We'll take you right to the GMC remote start key fob, GMC car alarm remote, or GM keyless entry remote you need.
Our free GM key fob programming instructions and tips help you save even more. Contrary to what a dealer would tell you, many GMC remote keys can be self-programmed at home. We will help you do so with keyless entry programming instructions via our product descriptions, searchable programming guide and expert phone or email support. Sometimes you can even find programming advice in the product reviews! We are a one-stop-shop for GMC remote key fobs, with battery replacements and cool accessoriessuch as key hiders and microfiber cloth cleaners so you will always be ready to hit the road.
Whether you need to replace a lost or damaged GMC key fob or are looking for a quality spare, we will be here for you at every step. We offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee with full refunds for incompatible keys, along with an optional replacement plan valid for as long as you own your vehicle. Furthermore, all U.S. qualifying orders ship for free the same day. We accept international orders as well. You simply won't find a better deal or better service on GMC remote keys anywhere you look. Call our Nebraska offices today at 402-671-5100 and see how easy key fob replacement can really be!