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Old 06-13-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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Replace Battery in Auto Door Remote Lock

The battery in my key remote for my 2009 Subaru Outback is nearly dead.
I am unable to find any way to open the key to replace the battery. It is
the type where the buttons (and battery, of course) are in the key, not
in a separate container as in earlier cars. Or is this one of those things
that requires a special tool at the dealer's? Anyone have any experience
with this? Thanks for any suggestions you can give me.


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Old 06-14-2014, 08:36 AM   #2
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Go to a watch shop. They can probably pop it open.


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Old 06-14-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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Well, for starters, if there is no tiny screw holding case together, it is likely simple "pop the cover" case. A utility knife blade inserted between the halves and little pressure.. I am yet to see a key fob or case that required a special tool.
Also, go Subbies forum, plenty of those, guys will indulge you.
Or simple Googling...
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