Everything You Need To Know About Replacing Your Subaru Key Fob
Life can be chaotic. Like when you're pouring coffee, shepherding three kids, feeding the dog, and trying to calm your boss down over the phone because he can't find his lucky pen. And just when you're finally out the door, ready to take on the day, your Subaru key fob stops working. Or breaks. Or you just can't find it because either the youngest or the dog has buried it in the backyard for the umpteenth time! Whenever that happens, Keyless Entry Remote is there to help you control the chaos.
This guide will teach you how to replace your Subaru key fob's battery and about what precautions to take should you lose or damage your remote. With this advice, you can face any Subaru key fob challenge with the confidence and knowledge of an expert (and minimal chaos).
Subaru Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions
Batteries are the most common cause of key fobs suddenly losing fuctionality. To find the correct battery for your Subaru key fob, use this battery finder by simply entering your year, make, and model. Subaru remotes most commonly use a CR2032, CR1620, CR2025, & CR1632 battery. Most key fob batteries cost less than $6 and are available for purchase online.
To open and replace the battery in your Subaru key fob, follow these instructions:
For newer Subaru models, insert the hidden key into a designated slot to open the case. For older Subaru 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 Subaru key fob on our YouTube page. If you cannot find your specific Subaru 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 Subaru key fob's battery does not resolve your issue, you may need to replace your Subaru key fob entirely.
Subaru Key Fob Case & Key Blade Replacement Tips
Your options for a broken Subaru key fob are determined by 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 Subaru logo, an aftermarket case is also an option. If the key fob is severely damaged beyond the key blade or case, then a complete Subaru key fob replacement will be necessary.
Subaru Key Fob Replacement Costs
If your Subaru 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 Subaru key fob for up to 80% less than the cost of new.
Subaru Key Fob Programming Instructions
After receiving your replacement Subaru key fob, you'll need to program it and cut the key. Some remotes are easy to program by yourself, but others need to be taken to an automotive locksmith to be programmed.
Keyless Entry Remote strives to ensure a fast and effortless Subaru 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 Subaru key fob. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
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KeylessEntryRemoteFob.com is your source for low-cost, high-quality OEM Subaru keyless entry remotes! Why go to the local dealer for your next Subaru key remote replacement when you can get the same product for up to 80 percent less? If more people knew the answer, then dealership remotes might cost less. But until that day comes, you can shop with confidence for a Subaru key fob in our large inventory. Our like-new devices have passed a quality test and are backed by a 100 percent money back guarantee, so you know we have your back.
Start your Subaru key replacement search above by selecting a model and year. If you're not sure which key fob you need, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call our Nebraska-based experts at 402-671-5100 for guidance and advice. You will still need to program your Subaru remote key after ordering, and while some must be taken to an automotive locksmith or dealer, many key fobs can be self-programmed. If Subaru key fob programming instructions are available, we will provide them for free via our instructions guide or by email. This can often be done in just a few minutes.
Some don't realize a Subaru keyless remote needs a battery as well, and if your current key fob isn't working, one of our replacement batteries could be the answer. We also have cool stuff such as glass cleaners and Bluetooth audio adapters that make your Subaru more fun to drive. All of our products ship anywhere in the world, and the vast majority of U.S. orders arrive on the correct doorstep within three days of being placed. Really, there is no reason to get a replacement key fob for your four-wheel drive vehicle anywhere else. Start your search today, and be sure to look at our keyless remotes for other vehicles so your entire driveway is set.