How to Change the Battery in an Avital Remote Starter

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur

A division of Directed Electronics, Avital began producing convenient remote start and keyless entry systems since the early 1990s. Each Avital remote starter unit runs on a 3-volt lithium battery designed to last for approximately one year under normal use. Reduced operating range and a dimmed LED display will indicate that the battery in your Avital fob requires replacement. Fortunately, you can change the battery in your Avital fob in less than five minutes.

Step 1

Separate the two halves of your Avital remote starter to access the battery compartment. Insert the tip of an optical-size flat-blade screwdriver into the seam on the side of the remote start unit. Wiggle the screwdriver back and forth until the halves separate.

Step 2

Remove the old battery from the battery compartment; pry it free with the tip of the screwdriver if necessary. Recycle the old battery if facilities exist in your area.

Step 3

Insert a new 3-volt, CR2032 lithium battery into the remote starter fob's battery compartment in the same configuration in which the original battery sat.

Step 4

Reassemble the Avital remote starter unit. Line up the two halves of the remote starter, and pinch them between your fingers until the pieces snap together.

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