The F-150 key fob has 4 main variants over the past 24 years. Here’s how to replace the key fob battery for each year / fob version of the Ford F-150 and what battery you will need to buy.
|Model||Trims||Generation||Years||Key Fob Type||SubType||Rechargeable? Ease of change||Battery||Buy|
|F-150||F-150, SVT Lightning, Essex V6, Triton V8, Supercharged Triton V8, King Ranch SuperCrew, Harley Davidson, SuperCab XLT, Super Crew Off road 4x4||10th||1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004||Square Fob||No Key||No||CR2032||Check on Amazon|
|F-150||F-150, STX SuperCab, Lariat SuperCrew, Harley Davidson SuperCrew, FX2 SuperCrew, Lobo Crew Cab, Regular Cab||11th||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011||Square Fob, 4-button||No Key||No||CR2032||Check on Amazon|
|F-150||F-150, XLT SuperCab, Lariat, King Ranch, Harley Davidson, SVT Raptor, EcoBoost V6, Ti-VCT V6, Modular V6, Coyote V8, Modular V8, Boss V8, Platinum Crew Cab, XL Regular Cab||12th||2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014||Rounded Key||No||CR2032||Check on Amazon|
|F-150||F-150, Cyclone V6, EcoBoost V6, Coyote V8, PowerStroke Turbo-Diesel V6, XL, XLT, Lariate, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, Raptor, Shelpy Raptor Baja, Shelby Raptor||13th||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019||Rounded Rectangle||Flip Key||No||CR2032||Check on Amazon|
|F-150||F-150, Cyclone V6, EcoBoost V6, Coyote V8, PowerStroke Turbo-Diesel V6, XL, XLT, Lariate, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, Raptor, Shelpy Raptor Baja, Shelby Raptor||13th||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019||Rounded Rectangle||Smart Key||No||CR2450||Check on Amazon|
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Square Fob: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Square Fob: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Rounded Key: 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014
Flip Key: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
The video below shoes how to replace the key fob battery for the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 models of the F-150 that use the square remote unlock fob. This fob does not contain a key but just the ability to remote unlock the vehicle, sound an alarm, or pop the trunk depending on your model.
Here’s how to change the battery on the square remote unlock fob for the early 2000’s era F-150:
The Rounded key fob was used in F-150 models in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 years crossing the 11th and 12th generations of the F-150. The key does not flip out and is rounded in a semi-circle at the base where the key is at. It may contain an unlock and lock buttons, along with truck or alarm buttons.
Here’s a video on how to change the battery in this rounded key fob model:
This is a newer fob that does not contain the “smart” key features of the Smart Key fob. This has a flip key and uses a smaller CR2032 battery.
Here’s a short video on how to replace the Flip Key Battery for the newer F-150s:
The smart key does not contain a flip out key, instead there is a button that when depressed releases an interior key. The vehicle itself can be unlocked while the key is in your pocket! These are probably the easiest batteries to replace of any F-150 remote fob.