Ford Explorer: Remote Control / Replacing the Battery

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Owners Manual / Keys and Remote Controls / Remote Control / Replacing the Battery

Note: Refer to local regulations when disposing of transmitter batteries.

Note: Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals or on the back surface of the circuit board.

Note: Replacing the battery does not erase the programmed key from your vehicle. Your remote control should operate normally.

A message appears in the information display when the remote control battery is low. See Information Messages.

Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

The remote control uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery.

Press the button to release the key blade before beginning the procedure.

  1. Insert a suitable tool, for example a screwdriver, in the position shown and gently push the clip.
  2. Press the clip down to release the battery cover.

  3. Carefully remove the cover.

    Note: Do not touch the battery contacts or the printed circuit board with the screwdriver.

  4. Insert the screwdriver as shown to release the battery.

  5. Remove the battery.
  6. Install a new battery with the + facing upward.
  7. Reinstall the battery cover.

Intelligent Access Key

The remote control uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery.

  1. Push the release button and pull the key blade out.

  2. Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden behind the key blade head to remove the battery cover.

  3. Insert a suitable tool, for example a screwdriver, in the position shown and carefully remove the battery.
  4. Install a new battery with the + facing upward.
  5. Reinstall the battery housing cover onto the transmitter and install the key blade.

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    Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (If Equipped)

    Use the key blade to start your vehicle and unlock or lock the driver door from outside your vehicle. The integrated keyhead transmitter functions as a programmed ignition key that operates all the locks and starts your vehicle, as well as a remote control.

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