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Dodge Grand Caravan Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of a 5th generation 2008-2014 Dodge Grand Caravan with photos.

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2013 Grand Caravan Key Fob
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Back of Key Fob Remote
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Slide Release Switch

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 5th generation or "Generation V" (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Dodge Grand Caravan in changing the battery in the combination ignition key and key fob remote control for the keyless entry system.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles with similar key fobs such as the Avenger, 200, 300, Town & Country, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass, 1500, 2500, 3500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement coin cell (A.K.A. "button" or "watch") battery is part number CR2032 which is available from manufacturers such as Panasonic, GE, Sony, Energizer, Maxell and Duracell.

The only tool needed to replace the battery is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry apart the two halves of the fob.


If your 2008, 2009 or 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan has the previous style key fob with the permanent metal ignition key attached, please refer to my Dodge Avenger Key Fob Battery Change Guide.

If your Chrysler Town & Country is equipped with the intelligent or "smart" key fob and a push button start system, please view my Dodge Journey Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide.

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Slide Out Metal Ignition Key
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Metal Ignition Key Removed
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
The first step is to slide the switch at the bottom of the key fob in order to release the emergency metal ignition key.

Slide the backup metal ignition key out of the fob and set it aside in a safe place.

Then insert the blade of your small flathead screwdriver in to the notch where the metal key used to reside.

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Pry Off Key Fob Cover
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Pull Out Remote Control Unit
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Battery In Rear Cover
Gently pry apart the two halves of the key fob and set the front cover aside.

Pull the rubber buttons and the green remote control circuit board out of the back half of the key fob to reveal the old battery.

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Pry Out Old Battery
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Coin Cell Battery Removed
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Panasonic CR2032 3V
Either pull out the old battery from the socket with your finger nail or gently pry it out with the small flathead screwdriver.

Try to avoid damaging the metal electrical contacts with the screwdriver.



 

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Push In New CR 2032 Battery
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Re-Insert Remote Control
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Remote & Rubber Buttons
Insert a new # CR2032 3 volt coin cell battery in to the holder with the "+" positive side facing down and the blank "-" negative side facing up towards you.

Lower the remote control unit and the rubber buttons in to the back cover of the key fob.

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Line Up Front Cover
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Snap Together Two Halves
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Key Fob Re-Assembled
Line up the front cover of the key fob over the buttons.

Gently snap together the two halves of the key fob.

Make sure that the two halves are flush together all the way around.

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Re-Insert Metal Ignition Key
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Emergency Key Replaced
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Test New Key Fob Battery
Re-insert the metal ignition key until it clicks securely in to place.

Test the new battery by standing near your Grand Caravan and pushing the "Unlock" or "Lock" buttons.

If the new battery is working properly, you should see the parking lights flash and hear the door locks opening or closing.

For more, check out my other Dodge Grand Caravan DIY Maintenance Guides.
 

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