Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery-Why and How?

For many people, the Tesla Model X is their dream car. But for some, it’s not theirs anymore. And that’s because their key fob battery died. If you’re one of these people, you don’t have to worry though. You can replace Tesla Model X key fob battery in no time at all.

In this article, we will discuss everything about the replacement of the Key Fob battery of your Model x of Tesla. This discussion will be based on my experience and the Tesla manufacturing guide. So, this is going to be the safest method.

Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery
Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery

Why do you need to Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery?

If we look at the problems that cause us to change the battery of key fob of Tesla model x are so many. But in this section, we arrange some reasons why you need to replace the model x key fob battery.

  • You may have accidentally hit the power button too many times or too hard when trying to start your car. This can cause the key fob to turn off and on constantly.
  • The battery may have been damaged in some way. In this case, you need to replace the battery of its key fob.
  • The key fob battery may not be compatible with your Tesla model x anymore. If this is the case, you will need to get a new one. There are many different types of Tesla models so this shouldn’t be a problem.
  • You may not have an original Tesla key fob battery. If that is true, you must change the key fob battery.
  • If your Tesla key fob battery stops working then you may need to change its battery.
  • If Your Tesla key fob starts making loud noises Then this could be because of replacing its battery.

So, these are the reasons behind replacing the battery of the Tesla model x key fob. If you think you need to replace your Tesla key fob battery then how to do that? Can you do that at home? The answers to these questions are given below.

Can you Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery at Home?

Though Tesla is a smart car and it is not like other diesel engines, people take care of it specially and try to think twice before making any decision. That’s why they want to know whether it is possible to replace the model x key fob battery at home or not. The answer to this question is yes, you may replace it at home. But you should be careful and follow all the steps that we show in this discussion.

Important Tools to Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery

To replace the key fob battery, you need some tools and some steps to follow. If you can arrange these tools and follow all the steps then you will be able to replace the key fob battery. So, let’s see what you need to replace the battery first.

  • A Small Flat Screwdriver
  • A Panasonic OEM CR2354 Battery

The link to the product is given here for your help.

How to Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery?

Here I will discuss the process of battery replacement step by step to help you. Before we move to the main part, please look at the image carefully. Let’s see all the steps one by one.

Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery
Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery

Step 1: Remove the Back Cover

I think this is a complex task to do. But read in detail to make it easy. Take the screwdriver and enter it in the hole of the backside of the key fob. Enter it as long as it goes easily. If you struggle to find the hole then look at the image and its number 1 position.

Now you have to pull it downward. Then the back cover will be open. If you think it is not working properly then avoid any enforcement. If it is the first time for the key fob then it will require extra effort. Read this article for a clear idea of how to open a tesla key fob.

Step 2: Remove the Old Battery

When you complete the removal of the back part, you will find the battery is open in front of you. You have to remove this to replace it. To remove the battery from the key fob, you have to enter the screwdriver in the back end of the battery. Though the battery is round, it has no back or front. In that case, you may enter the screwdriver like the mage below. And pull the screwdriver again.

Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery
Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery

Step 3: Add the Battery

After you remove the battery, you have to take the new battery and place it here. After you place it, you have to give a little push on the battery. While adding battery, try to enter the inside part first. Because there is a holding pin at that end.

Step 4: Close the back Cover

If the battery placing is done successfully, you have to add the back cover. Now you can do it without the help of a screwdriver. There is a carve in the front part of the back cover. Firstly, place that correctly. Then the other parts will be automatically ok. And they will take their place. You just have to give a little push to fix the pins.

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How Much Does It Cost to Replace Tesla Model X Key Fob Battery?

The cost is only 10 dollars. The cost is of a new battery. If you have a flat screwdriver then there is no cost of replacing the battery except battery price.

What is the battery for the Tesla Model X Key Fob?

The best and only alternative of inbuilt Tesla key fob battery is Panasonic OEM CR2354. This is also popular.


Dear readers, that was all about the replacement of the Tesla Model X key fob. I hope you get everything that you expected from this article. If you have any more problems related to your car or Tesla vehicle then you may read other articles on our site. Thanks for reading from us.

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