Ford Transit Van Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement 2015 – 2019

The larger version of Ford’s Transit line, the Van version is more expensive and has a cargo and passenger version. The Transit Van uses the same integrated key / fob combo type as it’s Connect cousin. Both use the CR2032 coin battery. If you have another fob, check our our Ford fob battery page.

ModelTrimsGenerationYearsKey Fob TypeSubTypeRechargeable? Ease of changeBatteryBuy
Transit VanCargo, Passenger1st2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019Ford Rounded Key Battery Rounded Key NoCR2032
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How to replace the Ford Transit Van 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 2019 rounded key fob battery

How to change the Ford Transit Van key fob battery
How to change the Ford Transit Van key fob battery

Changing this fob is pretty simple, you’ll need to pry apart the two pieces to access the changeable battery, a CR2032, inside. Here’s my video that shows how to do it for your Ford Transit van:

Ford Transit Van Remote Key Fob Battery Replacement 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

This is the battery for this Ford Transit Van remote key fob:


Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 4-pack of CR2032 3 volt lithium coin cell batteries; replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: 8-year leak-free shelf life

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In this video, I'm going to show you how to replace the key Fob in a Ford Transit Van. So if you've got a Ford Transit Van with key Fob, looks like this used from 2015 to present day. This is how you change it. So if it's gotten low, first thing you need to see is there's kind of a line that goes all the way around the Fob. We need to separate this into two pieces to get access to the internal battery.

So easiest way to do this is there's actually a notch right here and kind of in the upper right if you're looking at the key Fob this way. So if you can get a small flathead screwdriver, even another key into that notch and twist, you can start to get see a little bit of separation between the two pieces. And if you move, kind of start there and twist and then move towards the middle where this keyring is, you can really pop off the two pieces and separate them. So once you've done that, it takes a little bit of elbow grease. You can see you have access to the internal CR 2032 battery.

And once you have a new one of these, just make sure that the positive side is facing towards you when you replace it. So the positive side has all the lettering here on the plus side. So put a new CR 2032 3 volt battery in there. Then just replace this. Make sure this rubber backing is in the correct spot to cover the battery.

Pop that back in. Everything kind of snaps back together. Voila. That's how you replace key Fob battery on a Ford Transit Van key Fob. And again, the battery that you need to CR 2032 3 volt battery.