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How to Change a Battery in a Ford Ranger Keyless Entry

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur

The Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck that has been in production since it was first introduced for the 1983 model year. Ford began offering keyless entry systems for the Ford Ranger in the 1990s. These systems add convenience by allowing you to lock or unlock the doors of your vehicle from up to 33 feet away. When the range of your Ford Ranger keyless entry transmitter decreases, change the battery to have the transmitter working again.

Work the edge of a quarter into the seam at the top of the keyless entry transmitter, near the key ring. Twist the quarter back and forth to pry apart the two halves of the transmitter.

Pry the old transmitter battery from the battery compartment with a pair of plastic, needle-nose tweezers. Dispose of the battery in your household garbage or recycle it if the appropriate facilities are available.

Place a new, three-volt CR2032 lithium battery into the transmitter's battery compartment, and orient the battery as directed on the inside of the transmitter. Press down on the battery with the tip of your finger to ensure that it is properly seated. Take care to avoid touching your finger to the battery terminals.

Line up the two halves of your Ford Ranger keyless entry transmitter. Apply pressure to both halves of the transmitter to cause them to snap back together.

Tip

  • CR2032 lithium batteries can be obtained from a jewelry or retail store. They can usually be purchased for less than $5.

Warning

  • Avoid touching your fingers to the keyless entry transmitter's circuit board or battery terminals. The natural oils on your hands can seriously damage the transmitter and cause it to malfunction.

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About the Author

Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.

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