Jaguar Key Fob Battery Replacement

How to Open a Jaguar Key Fob & Replace a Dead Battery


2022 Jaguar F-TYPE R parked with couple walking nearby


If your Jaguar key fob has been less effective or no longer works, you may be wondering how to open your Jaguar key fob or even how to replace it altogether. Jaguar Palm Beach is here to walk you through everything you need to know about how to open your Jaguar key fob cover, how to perform a Jaguar key fob battery replacement, and where to get replacements in greater Boca Raton should you lose yours. If you find you need batteries or a new fob, explore our parts specials and get in touch with the Jaguar parts specialists at Jaguar Palm Beach for help!

When to Replace Your Jaguar Key Fob Battery

There are two ways for Delray Beach drivers to determine if it’s time for a Jaguar key fob battery replacement. In newer Jaguar models, your Message Center will send you an alert saying that your “smart key battery is low.” The other sign is that the range of effectiveness for your Jaguar key fob will greatly diminish. 

How to Open Your Jaguar Key Fob 

Before you can replace your Jaguar key fob battery, you’ll need to first open it. To open your Jaguar key fob:

  1. Remove your Jaguar key cover by pressing a button on the side of your fob to release the cover.
  2. Slide it back and pull it off. By doing so, you’ll expose your emergency key.
  3. Turn the key so that it points in the same direction as the arrow.
  4. Remove it and use it to pry the key fob body off of the panel that conceals the battery.

How to Replace a Dead Jaguar Key Fob Battery

Now that you’ve exposed the battery bay, you’ll want to make sure you have a CR2032 on hand, which is the type of battery your Jaguar key fob takes. Then: 

  1. Take the old battery out. As you do so, press the upper positive terminal until it touches the negative grid. After recovering the terminal position, the positive contact should be firmly with the upper terminal.
  2. Put your new battery in with the positive side turned upward. Then, put your key fob back together. 
  3. If your vehicle has passive entry, wait 10 minutes for the battery to recharge before you test your smart key out.

What to Do If You Need a Jaguar Key Fob Replacement

What should you do when you lose your key fob? Get in touch with Jaguar Palm Beach. We can fit a new key to your door and reprogram its key fob to work with your vehicle ASAP! 

Have More Questions About How to Replace a Jaguar Key Fob Battery? 

Now that you know how to open a Jaguar key fob, how to perform a Jaguar key fob battery replacement, and where to get a Jaguar key fob replacement, give us a call if you have other questions. Our phone number is (866) 374-8184. We’re happy to walk our Wellington neighbors through any Jaguar parts-related issues that they might be having. In the meantime, take a moment to explore our parts tips for other helpful reads, like our overview of how often to replace your Jaguar car battery!

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