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Dodge Charger Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the "Keyless Enter-N-Go" smart key fob of a 7th generation 2011-2014 Dodge Charger sedan.

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2014 Charger Smart Key Fob
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Back Side of Key Fob
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Slide Over Release Tab

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the seventh generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & possibly also the revised 2015) Dodge Charger sedan in changing the battery in the "Keyless Enter-N-Go" intelligent key fob for the keyless entry system.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles with similar key fobs such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, Ram C/V Tradesman and 1500 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 various manufacturers such as Panasonic, Duracell, Energizer, Philips, GE, Sony and Maxell.

The only tool needed to replace the battery is a small flathead screwdriver. You may also be able to use a coin, key, knife, nail file or any other similar item.

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Slide Out Metal Ignition Key
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Ignition Key Removed
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Seam - Two Halves of Fob
The first step is to turn over the smart key fob and locate the silver release tab for the emergency / backup metal ignition key.

Slide the release tab over and pull out the metal ignition key. Set the key aside in a safe place.

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Pry Apart With Screwdriver
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Key Fob Halves Separated
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Gently Pry Out Old Battery
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the two halves of the key fob and gently pry them apart.

Pull out the old battery from the back cover of the fob with your fingernail or very carefully use the flathead screwdriver.

Try to avoid damaging or bending the metal electrical contacts.



 

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Old Battery Removed
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Panasonic # CR2032 3V
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Install New Coin Cell Battery
Insert a new # CR2032 3 volt battery in to the socket with the "+" positive side facing down and the "-" negative side facing up towards you.
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"+" Positive Side Facing Down
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Line Up Two Halves Key Fob
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Gently Snap Together Pieces
Make sure that the new battery is seated securely in to the holder.

Line up the two halves of the fob and gently snap them together.

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Re-Insert Backup Ignition Key
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Key Fob Re-Assembled
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Test New Key Fob Battery
Re-insert the metal ignition key in to the fob.

To test the new key fob battery, stand near your Charger and press 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 2011-2014 Dodge Charger DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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