How to Change the Battery in Your 2005 Malibu Key FOBby Megan Mattingly-Arthur
Manufactured by General Motors, the Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size vehicle that has been in production since 1964. Part of the sixth generation of Malibu vehicles, the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu offers a keyless entry system as an optional feature. When equipped, an electronic keyless entry fob allows you to lock or unlock the doors of your vehicle with the touch of a button. Changing the battery in a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu electronic key fob is quick, simple and requires no previous experience.
Separate the top and bottom halves of the keyless entry fob to access its battery compartment. Insert the edge of a quarter or plastic guitar pick into the groove between the two halves. Twist the quarter or guitar pick to the left and right until the halves of the fob come apart.
Remove the spent battery from the fob's battery compartment. Pry the battery free of the compartment with a pair of plastic, needle-nose tweezers, rather than your fingers. Consult the environmental protection guidelines in your area to determine whether you should recycle the battery or discard it in your household trash.
Place a brand new CR2032 lithium battery into the battery compartment of the keyless entry fob. Face the "+" side of the battery up to observe the proper polarity. Apply pressure to the battery with the tip of your finger to ensure that it is correctly seated in the compartment.
Put the two halves of the keyless entry fob back together to complete the battery changing process. Align the two pieces and pinch them firmly between your fingers until you hear the clips engage.
- Never touch the fob's circuit board or battery compartment terminals with your fingers. The static and natural oils from your hands can cause the keyless entry fob to malfunction.
Items you will need
- Quarter or plastic guitar pick
- Plastic needle-nose tweezer
- CR2032 lithium battery
- "2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Manual"; General Motors Corporation; 2004