Subaru Outback Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement (1999 – 2021)

There have been six generations of Outback dating back to the first model year in 1994. Over this period, there have been four different key fobs associated with the Outback. Check below to see which key you have and click on the corresponding video to see a step-by-step guide.

For other Subaru models, see our Subaru key fob battery page.

MODELFOBYEARSBATTERYBUY BATTERY
OutbackSilver Sides2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021CR2032Check on Amazon
OutbackFixed Key2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019CR1620Check on Amazon
OutbackTeardrop2006, 2007CR2025Check on Amazon
OutbackSimple1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004CR2032Check on Amazon

How to replace the Subaru Outback “Silver Sides” key fob battery (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to change the battery in your key fob.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
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This is the battery you need for the Subaru Outback “Silver Sides” 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 quick tutorial, I will show you how you can open up your Subaru Outback key Fob and change the battery yourself at home, it's really easy to do. All you will need is one of these CR 2032 batteries. If you'd like to pick one of these up online, I will leave a link down in the description to get one on Amazon for just a couple of Bucks. And the only other thing you will need is just a regular flathead screwdriver.

So the first step here is to turn the device over, hold down the silver button and you will remove your internal key. As you can see, I'm missing the key. But you will just remove that key, set it to the side, and then we can turn our attention in here. See, this is the keyhole. Right above that, there's a smaller slot, little indentation that runs parallel to it.

We're going to insert our flat head screwdriver right into there and just give a gentle twist. And you can see we've started to create a little separation here. We started to open up the device so we can now just put our flathead into that little opening twist until the back pops off. Now I'm going to remove this little part here. This is the circuit board and the battery.

I'm just going to hold it from the sides as to not touch too much of what's going on back there. And now if you look up here, there's the battery. And then we have the sorry between the battery and the black plastic here. We're just going to insert the corner of our flathead screwdriver and just apply kind of a gradual pressure. Don't force it in there, but you're just wiggling and pushing and you will feel that it gets under the battery.

And from there the battery will just pop right out. Now, when we are taking our CR 2032 battery, make sure the positive side. Let me just double check that here. Yes, the positive side does go face up. So this text, this information here will be visible and you will just put it in like that, slide it down towards the bottom of this device and then click in the top and it will just sit in there nicely to take the back of the device here.

And you see that little icon. It's like a battery icon. We're actually just going to put the battery right on top of that. And now carefully holding this piece, we're going to put it back together. You don't want to turn this thing upside down or this little rubber component will fall out and the buttons will fall out as well.

Kind of annoying to put them back in. So just hold the two halves together, just gently put them together, click it all back and you can put your key back in there. Check that it's all working. Make sure that light comes on. That means your battery is charged and everything has been put together correctly and that means you are all set and good to go.

I hope this video helped you out if it did you can let me know down in the comments section or just by giving this video a like and if you ever need help change the battery in any of your key fobs for any make or model you can check our videos here on YouTube or visit us at fob battery.com.

How to replace the Subaru Outback “Fixed Key” key fob battery (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to change the battery in your key fob.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR1620 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
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This is the battery you need for the Subaru Outback “Fixed Key” key fob:

Amazon Basics 2 Pack CR1620 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 2-pack of CR1620 3 volt lithium coin cell replacement batteries for small electronic devices
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Ideal for watches, calculators, games, medical devices, and more
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: Long-lasting, reliable battery life; performs in extreme temperatures

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In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to change the battery in your Subaru Outback key Fob. This device was used on Outbacks made between 2008 and 2019 and it takes just one of these CR 1620 batteries to run. If you'd like to get one of these batteries online, I will leave a link down in the description to get one on Amazon for just a couple of Bucks. And the only other thing you will need other than that battery is just a regular flathead screwdriver. So let's begin by looking up here where this key ring is.

And we're just going to look on the side. There's a little indentation in the plastic there. And we're going to take our flathead screwdriver, insert it in, just hold the device loosely and twist your flat head screwdriver. Now you can see I've started to make some separation between the two halves of the key Fob, going to insert the tool into that area and just work my way down, twisting until you hear that pop and the back just comes off very easily. Now we can dump out this little component with the buttons on the front and inside is the battery.

And now we just need to open this thing up. So here we have these little latches that kind of lock and hold this thing together. What we're going to do is use the very same tool, get under the plastic and just kind of wiggle and push until you have started to open it up. See, there's this little plastic in the middle of this kind of a ring. Here we are just pushing.

Let me show you that we are just pushing this thing up until we get past that little you see how it clicks into place there? We're just pushing this up until we get it past that piece that holds it on. And then we're just rotating, repeating the process. There we go, pushing it. And then we could just do the last one.

You can see it's already starting to get opened up there. Last one here. And now we can just pull it apart with our fingers, set this part down to the side. And now holding the battery part here with this metal component facing down, we're going to come in on the top left. And again, just using the corner of our flat head screwdriver, we will get down under the battery and just lift it up gently.

And here we have a 1620 battery. Again, if you don't know where to find one of these, I will leave a link down in the description to get one on Amazon for the lowest price. Just a couple of Bucks. And when you're putting your new 1620 battery in, make sure this positive side, the one that has that text and battery information goes face down and you'll set it face down, click it into place. And now we can just start to reassemble this thing here so go ahead click everything back together can now set the buttons into place just like that and now we can click the back on just click it all in together and just make sure it's secure make sure there's no opening and once you've done that you are all set you are good to go so I hope that video helped you out and if it did feel free to give us a like or just let us know in the comments section and if you ever need help changing another battery in any of your key fobs for any make or model you can check out the rest of our tutorials here on YouTube or visit us at fobbattery.com.

How to replace the Subaru Outback “Teardrop” key fob battery (2006, 2007)

Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to change the battery in your key fob.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2025 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
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This is the battery you need for the Subaru Outback “Teardrop” key fob:

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  • Energizer 2025 Lithium Coin Battery
  • Delivers long-lasting, dependable performance in specialty devices like heart rate monitors, remotes, keyless entry systems, glucose monitors, toys, and games.Operating temperature:-30C to 60C
  • Holds power for up to 10 years in storage, ensuring you have Lithium Coin Batteries ready when you need them

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In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to open up your Subaru Outback key Fob and change the battery at home. It's very easy to do. All you will need is a regular flathead screwdriver. And one of the CR 2025 batteries. Now, if you'd like to pick one of these up online, I will leave a link down in the description to get one on Amazon for just a couple of Bucks, come right to your door.

You don't have to go shopping around. So if you're interested, that will be down in the description. And once you have everything you need, you can just look up to the top of the device here. See, there's a little indentation in the plastic. We're going to take our flathead screwdriver, insert it in there, and just gently turn the screwdriver.

Now you'll feel it kind of crack open, and you could just separate it with your fingers. Put this down for now. And now, using the same flathead screwdriver, we're going to come in on the top left of this little kind of indentation of the plastic, a little area. You see that right there going to be coming in right here. And just with the corner of our flathead, just lift the battery up and it will pop right out.

Now, here's the CR 2025 battery again. If you don't know where to get one of these, there will be a link in the description. And when you have your new battery, make sure this positive side with the text, the information goes face down. Simply click it back into place, set this right on top and just click the two halves back together. That's really all it takes.

It's pretty simple. I hope that helped you out. And if it did, you can let me know down in the comments section or just by giving this video a like. And if you ever need help changing another battery in any of your key Fobs for any make or model, you can check out the rest of our videos here on YouTube or visit us at fobbattery.com.

How to replace the Subaru Outback “Simple” key fob battery (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to change the battery in your key fob.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Precision screwdriver
Subaru Outback Key Fob Battery Replacement (1999 - 2004)

This is the battery you need for the Subaru Outback “Simple” 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

These are the precision screwdrivers I used to open this key fob in the video:

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In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to open up your Subaru Outback key Fob and change the battery yourself at home. It's very easy to do. All you will need is one of these CR 2032 batteries. If you'd like to pick one of those up online, I will leave a link down in the description to get it on Amazon for just a couple of bucks.

And the only other thing you will need is a Phillips head screwdriver that can remove these small screws. I'll be using a precision screwdriver. You might have something lying around the house that fits this. If you do not, I would recommend just picking up a little pack of these precision screwdrivers. You have multiple sizes of flat and Phillips head here and it's just a couple of bucks on Amazon.

So if you are interested, that will also be d own in the description. And the first step here is actually just to remove these little screws. So let's go ahead and get started there. Just going to turn out these screws carefully, set them aside and do not lose them.

And from here it is pretty simple. We're just going to open this thing up, set the back down for now and we can just slide the battery out with our thumb. Pretty easy to do. Take out your old battery, get rid of it, get a new 2032 battery. And when you're putting it back and make sure this positive side that has that text and that information goes face up, you're just going to push it in, set the back, in place.

And now we're just going to of course put these screws back in.

Okay, once we get these in here, we're just going to turn them in. Not too tight. I like to just do kind of a finger tightness just like that. As to not strip or lock the screws, just turn them in there. And once it's all good and together you can check to see if it's working by pressing the button and that little light should come on.

Meaning your battery has some juice in it and you did everything correctly. It's not upside down or anything. So just check that light turns on and then you are all set and ready to go. So I hope that video helped you out. And if it did, feel free to let me know down in the comments section or just by giving this video a like.

And if you ever need help changing another battery in any of your key Fob for any make or model, check out the rest of our videos here on YouTube or visit us at fob attery.com.