How to Replace Your Jaguar Key Fob Battery

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Unsure of how to replace your Jaguar key fob battery? Rumson drivers can follow these steps courtesy of Jaguar Monmouth Authorized Service to ensure a smooth key fob battery replacement! Jaguar Monmouth is here to help with all your service needs—and if you don’t have time to schedule service or read through the steps below, you can watch this short video to find out how it’s done.

When to Replace Your Jaguar Key Fob Battery

It’s important to replace your Jaguar key fob battery as soon as you start to notice that your locks or your tailgate are not responding immediately when you press the appropriate button on your Jaguar key fob. In some cases, you’ll notice that the battery is low and in need of replacement when there is a decrease in the effective range of the key fob: you’ll need to get closer to get a response from the vehicle. The message center may also display SMART KEY BATTERY LOW to let you know that that a Jaguar key fob battery replacement is necessary.

Jaguar Key Fob Battery Replacement in Four Steps

Jaguar key fob battery replacement is a simple, straightforward task. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process:

  1. Slide the key fob cover to release the metal key, and then remove it.
  2. Use the emergency key blade to separate the body of the key fob.
  3. Insert a new CR2032 battery with the positive side upwards. These can be find at an authorized Jaguar dealer such as Jaguar Monmouth Authorized Service.
  4. Refit the parts, making sure they click securely into place.

Tips for Key Fob Battery Replacement

Here are some tips for Colts Neck drivers as they conduct a key fob battery replacement:

  • Handle only the outer edge of a new battery. Touching the top and bottom faces may reduce battery life and corrode the contacts.
  • If the low battery warning does not disappear, it may mean the replacement battery is not in new and unused condition.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Jaguar Key Fob?

If your key fob battery replacement doesn’t go as planned, it might be your key fob itself that’s causing the problem. The days of making replacement vehicle keys at your local hardware store are more or less firmly in the past. These days, drivers with the latest vehicles will need to order a replacement key fob directly through the dealership—but how much does it cost to replace a key fob anyway?

  • Smart keys with proximity detection—like those you’ll receive with most new Jaguar vehicles—can cost anywhere between $150 and $600 to replace, depending on the type of car you drive.
  • Vehicles with smart keys are much harder to steal, but they are also more expensive to build. What’s more, they will need to be programmed by an authorized service provider. These factors account for the higher cost.
  • How much does it cost to replace a key fob for an older Jaguar vehicle? It depends, but the cost is usually much lower here. Expect to pay between $50 and $200, depending on the model in question.

For security reasons, new Jaguar key fobs are generally only available through an authorized dealership! Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to place an order.

Schedule Service with Jaguar Monmouth Authorized Service

Connect with Jaguar Monmouth Authorized Service to find out whether Jaguar key fob battery replacement is covered under the Jaguar warranty, or for updates on the Jaguar maintenance schedule. Otherwise, our team can set you up with a vehicle from Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations!

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