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

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

If your car keyless entry remote is no longer open doors properly, the battery likely must to be replaced. In this article, you’ll benefit from knowing how to disassembly Dodge key fob and change a dead battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near Viper, follow our instruction, but first make sure you have all you need before you start.

What is the battery remote key fob use

Don't forget before open keyless entry remote be sure that you have all required tools and materials: two CR2016 batteries and flat head screwdriver.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

Inside of your key fob installed tiny button battery. Carefully try to pry apart your key with flat head screwdriver. Replace 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Get new batteries and install it inside fob’s shell. Battery must be installed with the same position as was an old. Your key fob will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

After the new batteries installed, verify keyless entry remote by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's case in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to put the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your keyless entry remote shell for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of remote key fob disassembly

Dodge Viper Key Fob Battery Replacement (2003 - 2009)

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Dodge Viper use 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, with you to find a proper replacement.

Key fob in most of cases reprogramming not needed after battery change. If your keyless entry remote not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Replacing your keyless entry remote battery is easy to do in 2003 Dodge Viper. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for remote key fob disassembly.

The cost to replace the battery inside fob can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand and the service station.

You should replace batteries inside key fob of Dodge Viper at least once in 3-4 years. The term of battery vary on their amount of use, quality and operating conditions.

If your Viper has low key battery indicator on dashboard, key fob buttons not working, signal strength reduced or fob's battery more than 4 years old, in most cases battery replace in remote key fob required. Current battery is dead with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, keyless entry remote change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT17T
  2. Models: 2003-2008 Dodge Viper