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Dodge Durango Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the intelligent "Keyless Enter-N-Go" key fob for a 3rd generation 2011-2015 Dodge Durango SUV.

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2014 Durango Key Fob
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Turn Over Key Fob
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Slide Over Release Switch

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & also 2016 in Canada) Dodge Durango SUV in changing the battery in the intelligent key fob remote control for the "Keyless Enter-N-Go" system.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Charger, Journey, Dart, Challenger, Grand Caravan, and Ram C/V Tradesman minivan 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 required to change the battery is a small flathead screwdriver. You may also be able to use a coin, house key, knife, nail file or any other similar item.

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Pull Out Metal Ignition Key
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Slot Where Key Resides
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Insert Screwdriver In Notch
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.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the two halves of the key fob and gently pry them apart.

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Pry Open Two Halves
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Battery In Rear Cover
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Gently Pry Out Old Battery
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 scratching, 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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Battery Socket "+" Side Down
Insert a new number CR2032 3 volt coin cell battery in to the socket with the "+" positive side facing down and the "-" negative side facing up towards you.
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Insert New CR 2032
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New Battery In Holder
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Line Up Two Halves
Make sure that the new battery is securely installed in to the holder.

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

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Gently Snap Back Together
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Re-Insert Metal Ignition Key
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Test New Key Fob Battery
Slide the metal ignition key back in to the slot on the fob.

To test the new key fob battery, stand near your Durango 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 Dodge Durango DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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