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Jeep Patriot Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control for a 1st generation 2007 to 2016 Jeep Patriot with photos.

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2016 Patriot Key Fob
Back Side of Key Fob
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Jeep Patriot SUV in changing a dead battery in the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system.

Owners of other Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and RAM vehicles such as the Compass, Renegade, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, 500, Town & Country, 200, 300, Pacifica, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, RAM 1500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster Van may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

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

The only tool needed to access and replace the key fob battery is a small flathead screwdriver.

Notch On Corner
Insert Flathead Screwdriver
The first step is to separate the key fob from the key ring and your other keys.

Then locate the small notch on the top right corner of the key fob close to the metal ignition key.

Insert the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch and gently pry apart the halves of the key fob.

Pry Apart Key Fob
Remove Rubber Cover
Separate the rubber buttons piece from the back cover of the fob to access the battery socket.
Gently Pry Out Old Battery
Old Battery Removed
Pull the old battery out of the rear cover with your finger nail or very gently use the flathead screwdriver.

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


Panasonic CR 2032 3V
Battery Socket
A replacement 3 volt coin cell battery is part number CR2032 or CR 2032.
Insert New CR2032 Battery
"+" Positive Side Down
Push a new battery in to the holder with the "+" positive side facing down and the "-" side facing up towards you.
Replace Rubber Buttons
Line Up Two Halves
Lower the green circuit board and the rubber buttons piece over the rear cover.

Line up the front cover of the fob with the rear cover.

Snap Together Fob
Test New Key Fob Battery
Gently snap together the two halves of the fob.

Make sure that the fob is flush together at every edge with no part of the rubber buttons piece visible.

To test the new key fob battery, stand near your Patriot 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 2007-2016 Jeep Patriot DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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