How to Change Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM Key Fob Battery

March 8th, 2019 by

Keyless key fob

If you’ve been having a difficult time getting your key fob to respond to your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or RAM vehicle, you may need to replace the battery. Modern key fobs safely contain the battery inside so little damage can be done, but it may make the process of changing it a bit confusing. Let the experts at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram instruct you on how to change the battery in your key fob with ease!

How to Change the Battery in a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM Key Fob

Before proceeding, be sure to consult your owner’s manual to check the type of battery you need for your key fob (generally a CR2302 battery), and have a flathead screwdriver or a coin handy.

  1. Check the back of your key fob for the access door to the battery compartment.
  2. Release the metal emergency key prior to battery removal.
  3. Use the flathead screwdriver or a coin–like a quarter or a nickel–to unscrew the cover of the battery compartment.
  4. Slide off the compartment door and remove the dead battery. If this proves difficult, use a pair of needlenose pliers to remove it.
  5. Take the new battery and slide it into place in the right orientation.
  6. Snap the compartment door back into place.
  7. If your key fob has a metal emergency key, replace that once the compartment has been closed.

Replacement methods may differ depending on the model year of your CDJR vehicle, and they type of key fob you have. Should you have any further questions, get in touch with the service technicians at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for assistance.

How to Tell When You Need to Replace Your Key Fob Battery

When the battery in your key fob starts to fail, there are a few tell-tale signs that it is time to replace it. Here are the signs of a dying key fob battery:

  • Multiple attempts needed: If you have to press the unlock button multiple times to unlock or remote start your Jeep Cherokee or RAM 1500, the battery may be losing its power.
  • Inconsistent functionality: should you have ease of use one day, but experience multiple issues the next, this type of inconsistency is indicative of a failing battery, and needs to be replaced soon.
  • Weak signal strength: If you are experiencing difficulties unlocking or remote starting your car from a distance, this indicates a weak signal, and is an indication that the battery is dying.

Turn to Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for All Your Service Needs

Should you need your battery replaced, car detailing, an oil change, and anything in between, the service department at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to help! Schedule an appointment with us today at our Kearney center, and get on the road faster! And should you need to fully replace your key fob, our Mopar® parts department can help.

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