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Jeep Compass Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of a revised 1st generation 2011 to 2017 Jeep Compass.

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2014 Compass Key Fob
Back Side of Key Fob
Notch On Top Left Edge
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the refreshed, "revised" or post "facelift" first generation 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and early 2017 model year Jeep Compass SUV in changing the battery in the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system. (The 2nd generation Compass arrived later in 2017.)

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

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

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

Insert Screwdriver In Notch
Pry Apart Key Fob
Remove Remote Control Unit
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch at the top left edge of the fob next to the metal ignition key and nearest to the "Lock" button.

Gently pry apart the two halves of the key fob to separate the rear cover.

Lift the rubber button piece and the remote control unit out of the fob. It may have remained attached to the back cover or the front part.

Lift Out Old Battery
Old Battery Removed
Panasonic CR 2032 3V
Either turn over the back cover and tap out the old battery or gently pry it out with the small flathead screwdriver.

Try to avoid damaging the metal electrical contacts in the rear cover with the screwdriver.


Insert New CR2032 3 Volt
"+" Side Up - Negative Down
Re-Insert Remote Unit
Install a new # CR2032 3 volt coin cell battery in to the socket with the "+" positive side facing down and the "-" negative side facing up towards you.

Re-insert the remote control unit surrounded by the rubber buttons in to the top half of the key fob.

Line Up Back Cover
Snap On Rear Cover
Test New Key Fob Battery
Line up the rear cover of the key fob over the front part and gently snap them together.

Make sure that the two halves of the key fob are flush together at each edge.

To test the new key fob battery, stand near your Compass and press the "Unlock" or "Lock" buttons.

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

For more, check out my other Jeep Compass DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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