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How to Change the Battery in a Toyota Camry Key

    A quick and easy guide on how to change the battery in a Toyota Camry key with a new one if it is depleted.

    You will need the following items:

    • Flathead screwdriver
    • Small flathead screwdriver
    • Lithium battery CR2032

    Replacing the battery

    Vehicles without a smart key system

    1. Remove the key cover.To prevent damage to the key, cover the tip of the flathead screwdriver with a rag.
    2. Remove the battery cover.
      If the battery cover is difficult to remove, lift the edge to remove it.
    3. Remove the depleted battery using a small flathead screwdriver.Insert a new battery with the “+” terminal facing up.
    4. Install the battery cover with the tab facing up.Push the entire edge of the battery cover into the key.
    5. Install the key cover.
      Align the key cover with the key and then press it straight into the key.
      Make sure that the key cover is securely installed without any gaps between it and the key.
    6. Operate the lock or unlock switch and check that the doors can be locked/unlocked.

    Vehicles with a smart key system

    1. Release the lock and remove the mechanical key.
    2. Remove the key cover.To prevent damage to the key, cover the tip of the flathead screwdriver with a rag.
    3. Remove the depleted battery using a small flathead screwdriver.When removing the cover, the electronic key module may stick to the cover and the battery may not be visible. In this case, remove the electronic key module in order to remove the battery.
      Insert a new battery with the “+” terminal facing up.
    4. When installing the key cover and mechanical key, install by conducting 2 and 1 with the directions reversed.
    5. Operate the lock or unlock switch and check that the doors can be locked/unlocked

    When replacing the key battery

    Be careful not to lose the battery or any other small parts.

    Use a CR2032 lithium battery

    • Batteries can be purchased at your Toyota dealer, local electrical appliance shops or camera stores.
    • Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
    • Dispose of used batteries according to local laws.

    If the key battery is depleted

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    The following symptoms may occur:

    • The smart key system (if equipped) and wireless remote control will not function properly.
    • The operational range will be reduced.

    WARNING

    Removed battery and other parts

    These parts are small and if swallowed by a child, they can cause choking. Keep away from children. Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury.

    NOTICE

    For normal operation after replacing the battery

    Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents:

    • Always work with dry hands.
      Moisture may cause the battery to rust.
    • Do not touch or move any other component inside the remote control.
    • Do not bend either of the battery terminals.

    When removing the battery cover (vehicles without a smart key system)

    Do not forcibly remove the battery cover, otherwise it may be damaged. If the battery cover is difficult to remove, lift the edge to remove it.

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