Question about 2003 Ford Explorer
I have a 2002 Explorer to which I have added a battery operated remote entry keypad. How do I change the batteries?
Mine died as well. The whole internet had nothing to say about this damn thing so I was going for broke, as they say.
Well, here goes.
Tools required: 1) wide'ish but slightly sharpened flathead to go into the small groove (~1 cm) at the right side base of the cover, 2) razor/exacto knife 3) wife's sweatshirt to protect my paint job!
Step 1: Pry the **** out of the cover (less twisting/more prying), with any luck the backing tape will hold and the cover will not.
Step 2: pealn away if possible or (ugly part) make a circumferential cut around the soft button material as close as you can to the sealing groove that the cover was in.
Step 3: remove buttons, support plate, and circuit card from the base and replace the 3V BR2335 button style battery.
Step 4: Hope it all goes back together with reasonable weather resistance. We'll see...
PS Maybe if it was above 26F it would have been easier...
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
If it looks like a sealed remote either at top or bottom take a quarter or penny there should be a little **** on the form line big enough for the quarter or penny this is how you open the key remote other type is a screw type and i dont believe you have this type cause your asking how to open it
Posted on May 20, 2008
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