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Introduction

This guide will display instructions on how to change the battery in a 2013 - 2017 Ford Escape key fob. This easy to use step by step guide can help you easily repair your key fob to continue usage. The only item required for the restoration of the fob is a replacement battery. The process is brief, taking only minutes to complete.

Tools

Parts

  1. Slide over the key release switch on the back of the fob.
    • Slide over the key release switch on the back of the fob.

  2. Remove the metal ignition key from the fob.
    • Remove the metal ignition key from the fob.

  3. Insert the ignition key in the notch on the left with the FORD logo facing upward.
    • Insert the ignition key in the notch on the left with the FORD logo facing upward.

  4. Gently remove the back cover of the key fob. Gently remove the back cover of the key fob.
    • Gently remove the back cover of the key fob.

  5. Remove the old battery using the ignition key. Remove the old battery using the ignition key.
    • Remove the old battery using the ignition key.

    I cannot get the back cover off

    Kitty Wolf - Reply

  6. Insert the new battery with “+” facing downward and the “-“ facing upward.
    • Insert the new battery with “+” facing downward and the “-“ facing upward.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, replace the back cover to the key fob and secure firmly.

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16 Comments

Good job. The training aid was clear and lacked nothing. Even had the battery type and a buy function which is a nice touch.

Colonel nom de guerre - Reply

How can you find a replacement ignition key? I have the fob, but the ignition key is nowhere to be found, didn't notice it missing on our spare from the dealer until recently.

RU 1979 - Reply

You have to pay for the key it doesn't come with it

datingsas -

Excellent guide, Thanks for the details

Mihael Patrick - Reply

Thanks for the help! Glad I just happened to have a battery and easy to follow instructions.

dingdong406 - Reply

Easy Cheesy Lemon Squeezy! Thanks for the assist!

Joseph Kuperberg - Reply

Nice tutorial! Here’s a good link if you have other Escape year models: https://fobbattery.com/vehicles/ford/esc...

Scott - Reply

super easy. Clear simple guide. Took me less than a minute!

dobos_b51 - Reply

That was easy! Thank you for the pictures and the easy to follow instructions!!

rocky752 - Reply

Thank you so so much! I have a 2014 ford escape and at the worst time ever, it decided to alert me my fob battery was low. (C’mon life!) Worst time ever: 2 ER visits in a month and my hands are numb and tingling and difficult to use! I just completed your excellent guide and the task is DONE and I don’t have to bother my husband! I buy my button cell batts on ebay in bulk….great prices there. Thank you so much!! If I can do it with my issues, anyone can!

Tiffany Nelson - Reply

I’m glad I found this help. I would not have realized to remove the metal key first. Thanks.

Cathy Hawn - Reply

The photo and description in steps 3 and 4 are misleading. Prying the notch as shown breaks the back cover sub assembly (Ford logo) instead of causing the back cover sub assembly to detach from the main fob body.

I found it easier to use my fingernail to pry around the joint between the back cover sub assembly and the main body to open the fob.

m4rk - Reply

Once battery is replaced and the fob is closed, is there any (re)programming that needs to occur to sync the fob with the car?

Paula Haenchen - Reply

Easy Peasy, Thank you!

Leslie Gaynor - Reply

For some reason I can’t get the cover to snap back together? The little “unlock button” you slide down to take apart the remote is down and won’t slide up to lock it together?

lindasscott1 - Reply

Did all this and does not restart at all lights don’t go on and trunk don’t open

Vicenta - Reply

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