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Chevrolet Cruze Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of a 1st generation 2011-2015 GM Chevy Cruze with pictures.

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Paul B. Michaels
Author & Photographer
Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2013 Cruze Key Fob
Flip Out Ignition Key
Push Out Rear Cover
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & possibly the 2015) GM Chevrolet Cruze in replacing the key fob battery.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Sonic, Volt, Malibu, Camaro, Corvette, Impala, Equinox, Traverse, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Express, Cadillac ATS, XTS, CTS, SRX, Escalade, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, GMC Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon and Savana may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement coin, "button" or "watch" cell battery for the key fob is part number CR2032 available from manufacturers such as GE, Sony, Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Maxell.

No tools are needed to change the key fob battery.

Battery Cover Removed
Pop Out Old Coin Battery
Panasonic CR 2032 3V
The first step is to eject the flip out or "switchblade" style metal ignition key by pressing the round chrome button at the top left of the fob.

Then insert your thumb in to the slot where the ignition key used to reside and firmly pull off the rectangular battery cover on the back side of the fob.

Flip over the key fob and let the old battery fall out of its socket.

If the battery won't pop out, try gently tapping the fob on your work surface or carefully pry out the battery with a small flathead screwdriver.

Install New CR2032 Battery
"+" Positive Side Facing Up
Line Up Rear Battery Cover


Push a new # CR2032 3 volt battery in to the socket with the "+" positive side facing up towards you.

Line up the rear cover over the battery and gently snap it back in to place.

Snap Cover In Place
Close Flip Out Ignition Key
Test New Key Fob Battery
Make sure that the rear cover is flush with the key fob at every edge.

Rotate the flip out ignition key back in to the slot on the side of the fob.

Stand next to your Cruze and test the new key fob battery by pressing the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons. If the battery is working properly, you should see the parking lights flash and hear the doors locking and unlocking.

For more, check out my other Chevrolet Cruze Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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