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Do You Have to Reprogram Key Fob After Changing the Battery?

Key fobs are like any other electronic device. Eventually, they need a battery change if they’re going to continue to function. When this happens, you need to be aware of how a battery for key fob works and how to replace or reprogram key fob.

How to Change Battery in Key Fob?

Most key fobs do at least have batteries that last a long time and aren’t in continuous use, so some car owners can go for years without having to worry about changing them. Some car owners buy and sell their cars again without ever having to touch the inside of a fob.

However, if you find yourself swapping those batteries out, you may indeed run into a common problem. Sometimes a key fob requires reprogramming after a battery change. Many people have found this out the hard way, performing what seemed to be a routine activity only to find that the fob stops working because they failed to reprogram key fob.

Whether or not this will be a problem for you depends largely upon the car you are driving. It’s still important to know exactly when and how to change the battery in your key fob.

How to Change Car Key Battery?

There are certain rules one must abide by in order to successfully change the battery for key fob. Sometimes you can even get a heads up on if you need to reprogram key fob by reading your owner’s manual. If that is the case, there will be instructions for how to change battery in key fob and/or to reprogram key fob.

There are instances where the car just randomly decides it’s not going to recognize the fob after the battery change, even if there’s no discernible reason for this behavior. When that happens, you can try to reprogram key fob yourself. If that doesn’t work, you’ll have little choice but to call a locksmith.

You also have the option of going directly to the locksmith to handle the battery for key fob change from the get-go. This may save you time, anxiety, and headaches. The service isn’t very expensive, and if you plan ahead you won’t wind up stranded when you’ve got somewhere to be.

Either way, Omega Locksmith is here for you. If you need someone who knows how to change battery in key fob or how to change car key battery, get in touch with us. Call (773) 277 5625 to speak to our automotive technicians.

Jose Mario Hernandez Jr.

Jose Mario Hernandez Jr. is a certified locksmith in the State of Illinois and the Chief Executive Officer of Omega Locksmith which he founded in 1994. Jose is a second-generation locksmith following in the footsteps of his father Pepe and has over 20 years of experience serving the residents of Chicago. His early schooling was at J. Sterling Morton East High School in Chicago followed by a degree in Morton College, Cicero, IL. Jose is also an ardent Chicago Cubs fan, a great human being, a loving husband and a doting father.

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