Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Battery Replacement

Warning

Never allow children to play with the RKE transmitter. The transmitter contains a small battery, which can be a choking hazard. If swallowed, internal burns can occur, resulting in severe injury or death. Seek medical attention immediately if a battery is swallowed.

Warning

To avoid personal injury, do not touch metal surfaces on the RKE transmitter when it has been exposed to extreme heat. These surfaces can be hot to the touch at temperatures above 59 ºC (138 ºF).

Caution

When replacing the battery, do not touch any of the circuitry on the transmitter. Static from your body could damage the transmitter.

Caution

Always replace the battery with the correct type. Replacing the battery with an incorrect type could potentially create a risk of battery explosion. Dispose of used batteries according to instructions and local laws. Do not attempt to burn, crush, or cut the used battery, and avoid exposing the battery to environments with extremely low air pressures or high temperatures.

Replace the battery if the REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message displays in the DIC.

The battery is not rechargeable. To replace the battery:

Battery Replacement

  1. Press the button on the back of the RKE transmitter and pull the key out. Never pull the key out without pressing the button.

Battery Replacement

  1. Separate the two halves of the transmitter using a flat tool inserted into the area near the key slot.

Battery Replacement

  1. Remove the battery by pushing on the battery and sliding it toward the bottom of the transmitter.
  2.  Insert the new battery, positive side facing the back cover.

    Push the battery down until it is held in place. Replace with a CR2032 or equivalent battery.

  3.  Snap the battery cover back on to the transmitter.
  4. Reinsert the key.

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