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GM Pontiac G6 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to replace the coin cell battery in the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a GM Pontiac G6.

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Pontiac G6 Key & Fob
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Separate Key & Fob
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Indentation In Key Fob

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010) GM Pontiac G6 in replacing a weak, worn out, leaky or dead button cell battery in the key fob remote control unit.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Pontiac Bonneville, Grand Prix, Firebird, G5, G8, GTO, Sunfire, Solstice, Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Caprice, Cobalt, Cavalier, Monte Carlo, Cruze, Impala, Aveo, Corvette, and Buick Regal may also find these instructions to be helpful.

The only tool needed to replace the battery inside the key fob remote control is a small flathead screwdriver.

I'd recommend purchasing new CR2032 Lithium 3V coin (A.K.A. "button" or "watch") cell batteries on Amazon.

The 5 pack pictured below was just a few dollars with free shipping. They can also be bought at CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon.com, etc.

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Gently Pry Open Fob
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Remote Control & Rubber Seal
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CR2032 Lithium 3V
The first step is to remove the key fob from the key ring. Then locate the small indentation or notch on the key fob by the key ring hole along the line where the two halves join together.

Gently place your small flathead screwdriver into the notch and rotate the blade while holding the other end of the key fob until the two pieces begin to separate.

If you don't have a small flat head screwdriver, you may also be able to use a butter knife, coin, key, nail file, or scissors to split open the key fob.

An appropriate screwdriver should cause the least amount of damage to the plastic surrounding the notch.

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Push Out Old CR2032
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New CR2032 "+" Side Up
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Push In New Coin Battery


 
Once you have the key fob separated into the two halves, gently push out the old CR2032 coin cell battery with the flathead screwdriver.

Then gently slide in a new CR2032 battery with the "+" (positive) side facing up towards you.

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Line Up Fob Halves
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Gently Snap Fob Together
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Test Fob With New Battery
To complete the procedure, just line up the two halves of the key fob and carefully snap them back together.

Make sure that the rubber seal is properly in place so that the key fob will continue to be water resistant.

For more of my GM Pontiac G6 or general automotive maintenance instructions, click on the following links: Pontiac G6 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide, Pontiac G6 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Pontiac G6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide, Discount Tire Direct Review, Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express Center Review GM Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Car Door Molding Re-Attachment Guide, Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit Review, GM Power Window Tracks Lubrication Guide, GM Power Window Switch Cleaning Guide, GM HVAC Elbow Drain Cleaning Guide, WeatherTech FloorLiner Car Mats Review, GM Power Steering Whine Repair Guide, GM Brake Line Bleeding Guide, How To Stop Headlight & Tail Light Water Condensation, GM Power Window Motor & Regulator Assembly Replacement Guide, and GM Wheel Hub Bearing Assembly Replacement Guide.
 

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