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Chevrolet Equinox Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to replace the battery in the key fob remote control of a 2nd generation 2010 to 2016 GM Chevy Equinox SUV.

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2012 Equinox Key Fob
Back Side of Fob
Flip Out Ignition Key
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GM Chevy Equinox in replacing the key fob battery.

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

A new coin, "button" or "watch" cell battery for the key fob is part # CR2032 from manufacturers such as Panasonic, Engergizer, Duracell, Sony and Maxell.

No tools are needed to change the battery, although a small flathead screwdriver can be useful.

Notch On Side
Pry Off Battery Cover
Remove Old Coin Battery

(Equinox owners with the round key fob without a flip out key, check out my GM Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide.)

The first step is to press the silver button at the top of the fob to flip out the metal ignition key.

Then pry off the battery cover on the back side of the fob using your thumb in the ignition key cutout on the side.

Panasonic CR2032 3V
Insert New CR2032 Battery
New Battery Installed


Pull out the old coin cell batteyr with your fingernail or use a small flathead screwdriver to gently pry it out.

Avoid damaging the metal contacts or green circuit board with the screwdriver blade.

Insert a new CR2032 3 volt battery with the positive "+" side facing up.

Snap On Rear Cover
Cover Flush On Fob
Test New Key Fob Battery
Line up the battery cover over the rear of the fob and gently snap it in to place. Make sure that the cover is flush with the key fob at each edge.

Test the new key fob battery by standing next to your Equinox and pressing the "Lock" or "Unlock" buttons. If the battery is working properly, you should see the parking lights flash and/or hear the horn chirp.

For more, check out my other GM Chevrolet Equinox DIY Repair Guides.

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