How to Change the Battery in Jeep Key Fobs

November 17th, 2020 by

Replacing the Key Fob Battery in the Wrangler and Other Jeep Models
Your Jeep is designed to make the most of each adventure with trusted engineering and durable features, but you may need to preform small maintenance tasks from time to time to keep your Jeep running at its best. If the LED lights on your key fob fail to light up whenever you press a button, it’s likely that your fob is due for a battery replacement. The following procedure outlines how to change the battery in newer Jeep key fobs in five easy steps so you can get back out on the road and doing what you love.

The following step-by-step guide walks through how to replace the key fob battery on newer Jeep vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler off-road SUV. Your vehicle’s recommended procedure may be different depending on your specific Jeep model or key fob style, but this guide can still offer a general idea of where to start. Check your owner’s manual for instructions specific to your vehicle’s year and model.

Jeep Key Fob Battery Replacement
Remove the back cover of the fob by inserting a flat-blade screw driver into slot ①. Carefully pry upward until the cover unsnaps.
Proceed to pry the back cover off using slots ② and ③ until the battery cover can be safely removed.
Remove the old battery by inserting your screwdriver into the battery removal slot (shown right) and sliding it out of position.
Inserts the new battery into the key fob with the positive (+) side is facing upward. Make sure the battery is seated securely below the tabs.
Replace the back cover, making sure it is properly aligned before snapping it back in place.

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