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Dodge Journey Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of a first generation 2009 to 2014 Dodge Journey SUV.

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2013 Journey Key Fob
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Turn Over Key Fob
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Slide Key Release Switch

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Dodge Journey SUV in changing the battery in the "Keyless Enter-N-Go" smart key fob remote control.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles with similar key fobs such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Challenger, Charger, 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 from manufacturers such as Panasonic, Sony, GE, Energizer and Maxell.

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

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Remove Metal Ignition Key
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Metal Key Removed
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Pry Apart Two Halves
The first step is to turn over the smart key fob and locate the grey metal sliding tab.

Push the tab over to the other side to release the metal ignition key and pull the key out of the fob.

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

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Key Fob Separated
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Pry Out Old Battery
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Coin Cell Battery Removed
Separate the two halves of the key fob and lay them down on the table.

Carefully pry out the old coin cell battery from the back cover of the key fob with your finger nail or with the small flathead screwdriver. If you use the screwdriver, try to avoid damaging the metal electrical contacts.

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Panasonic CR 2032 3V
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Insert New CR2032 Battery
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"+" Positive Side Facing Down



 

Insert a new CR2032 3 volt battery in to the holder socket with the "+" positive side facing down.

Make sure that the new battery is properly seated in the rear cover of the key fob..

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Line Up Front Half Fob
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Snap Together Two Halves
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Halves Flush Together
Line up the top piece of the key fob with the lower half and gently snap them together.

Make sure that the two halves of the Keyless Enter-N-Go smart key fob are flush together all the way around.

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Re-Insert Metal 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 its slot until it clicks securely in to place.

Test the new key fob battery by standing next to your Journey and pressing 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 Journey Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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