How to Open Your 1997 Dodge Caravan Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 1997 Dodge Caravan Key Fob and Change Battery

Key fob allow easy access to your Dodge. When the key battery is discharged you’ll lose your fob’s ability to control remote opportunities. It's not complicated to replace the battery in your key fob, and it’s easier than you think. Everything you need is explained in this article.

What kind of battery keyless entry remote use

Before you start to disassembly keyless entry remote make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and 2xCR2016 batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to change the battery in your car's key fob

A tiny coin cell battery installed inside the your key fob. Accurately try to open your key with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Change old batteries with new one CR2016. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your remote key fob will not work if you connect battery wrong way.

When the new batteries installed, verify remote key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Delicately try to put the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your key fob shell for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of keyless entry remote opening

How To Replace Dodge Caravan Key Fob Battery 1996 1998

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Dodge Caravan use 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Key fob in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Replacing your remote key fob battery is easy to do in 1997 Dodge Caravan. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for remote key fob open.

The price to replace the battery inside remote key fob can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make and the service pricing.

You should change batteries inside keyless entry remote of Dodge Caravan at least every three or four years. The lifetime of battery differ on frequency of use, quality and operating conditions. Famous brands cells normally will last longer.

If your auto need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or fob's battery more than 4 years old, in most cases battery change in keyless entry remote needed. Current battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, key fob change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT9T
  2. Models: 1996-1998 Dodge Caravan