How to Replace the Battery in a 2003 Dodge Stratus Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2003 Dodge Stratus Key Fob

If your Dodge key fob isn't unlock doors correct, the battery more likely must to be replaced. Below, we walks you through how to open your car remote key fob and change your Dodge key battery step by step.

What is the battery remote key fob require

Before you start to disassembly keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and two CR2016 batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

A small button battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Gently try to disassemble your keyless entry remote with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace 2 CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new batteries inside keyless entry fob's shell. Battery must be installed with the same polarity as was an old. Your key will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, make sure that everything is functioning by pressing buttons on circuit board.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your case two halves together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. If your key fob shell tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of key opening

DIY: Dodge Keyless Remote Battery Replacement & Disassembly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Dodge Stratus require 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $6 build upon the type, brand and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Key fob in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery replace. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Replacing your key fob battery is simple to do in 2003 Dodge Stratus. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for key fob open.

The cost to change the battery in fob can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the car and the service pricing.

You should change batteries inside remote key fob of modern cars at least every three years. lifespan of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells usually will last longer.

These signs will warn you that it's possible time to change battery in your Dodge Stratus: key fob buttons not working, signal strength reduced, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and you didn't change battery more than 4 years.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT17T
  2. Models: 2001-2006 Dodge Stratus