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How To Open Dodge & Jeep Key Fob | Battery Replacement, Programming

How To Open a Dodge & Jeep Key Fob


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If the battery in your Dodge or Jeep key fob has died, you’ll need to replace it to make sure you can easily lock and unlock your door, start your vehicle, and open your trunk while driving around Middletown. Luckily, opening your Dodge or Jeep key fob is easy, and the batteries are cheap to buy. Read along with Old Saybrook Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to learn how to open a Dodge key fob and how to get a Jeep and Dodge key fob battery replacement. Having trouble? Contact our service department and one of our technicians will walk you through it!

Jeep And Dodge Key Fob Battery Replacement

Before your battery dies in your Dodge or Jeep key fob, you’ll notice it acting sluggish when you go out for errands in New London. It may not open doors on the first click and it may stop performing certain functions like unlocking the doors or opening the trunk. This is so it can prioritize power to locking the doors and sounding the panic button if you need to. Luckily, opening a key fob and replacing the battery is a relatively easy task. Follow these steps to learn how to open a Dodge key fob or a Jeep key fob:

  1. On newer Dodge or Jeep models, begin by removing the key. Either press a button or slide a small latch to release the key and remove it from the casing. Older model Dodge or Jeep owners without a key in their key fob can skip to the next step.
  2. After you remove the key (or if you don’t have one), you’ll notice a notch alongside the key fob casing. Using a coin or a screwdriver, gently pry open the key fob by turning your tool to the left or right.
  3. When you have the keyfob open, gently lift the circuit board (if necessary) to expose the battery. Make a note of what kind of battery it is and how it’s set in the keyfob. An easy way to remember this is to snap a photo of it with your phone.
  4. Most Dodge and Jeep key fobs use CR2032 batteries, but some may require a lithium battery instead of a regular CR2032. Take your old battery to the store with you to find a proper replacement. Most CR2032 batteries are under $5 depending on the type, brand, and size packaging you buy.
  5. Place the new battery in your key fob and close the case. Check to make sure it works properly. If it doesn’t, re-open the case to ensure the battery is sitting properly (check your photo) and that the connections are clean. If the problem persists, contact the Old Saybrook Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM service department.

Replacing Your Key Fob

If your Dodge or Jeep key fob breaks or is lost in Madison, you’ll need to have it replaced. Replacing a key fob is much more expensive than replacing a battery. Most key fobs run between $200 and $350. This is because key fobs need physical keys cut and their electronics programmed in order to match up with the correct vehicle. Old Saybrook drivers who need a new key fob for their Dodge or Jeep vehicle can contact the Old Saybrook Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM parts center to see the key fobs we have on hand and the key fobs we have available to order. Once you have your key fob, schedule a service appointment and we’ll cut your key and program the electronics for you!

Repair Your Car With Old Saybrook Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM!

Whether you need a Jeep or Dodge key fob battery replacement or general vehicle maintenance, the team at Old Saybrook Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is here for you! Browse our parts specials to see if you can get the parts you need at a discount, you can also browse our service specials to get savings on services like an oil change or tire rotation. Have a specific question? Contact us and our friendly staff will assist you!

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