How to Open Your 2012 Dodge Journey Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2012 Dodge Journey Key Fob and Change Battery

Key fob grant access to your car. Once the remote key fob battery is weak or dead you lose your fob’s ability to use distance functions. It's not difficult to change the battery in your key fob, and it’s easier than you think. All you need is described in this article.

What kind of battery key fob require

Prior to disassembly key fob make sure that you have all required tools and materials: flat head screwdriver, phillips head screwdriver and 1 CR2032 battery.
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

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

A tiny button cell battery installed inside the your key fob. Remove any internal key first, and then try to pry apart the keyless entry remote. Remove fasteners on the back of the remote key fob. Flip the key fob over and look for at least one fastener holding in the plastic.

Accurately try to disassemble your fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with fresh one CR2032. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your remote key fob will not work if you put battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, verify key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's shell in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to assemble the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your key body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step. Screw fastener in the back of the key fob.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 2012 Dodge Journey Video

How-To: Replace Car Key Fob Battery - 2012 Dodge Journey

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Dodge Journey require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $5 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

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

Yes, you can change battery in your 2012 Dodge Journey key fob yourself. Most hard part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our step by step guide.

The price to change the battery in fob can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand and the service pricing.

Key fob batteries in Dodge Journey should be replaced once in 4 years, but this will differ based on their amount of use and quality. If your remote key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

These symptoms will warn you that it's possible time to change battery in your 2012 Dodge Journey: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, signal strength reduced, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: M3N-40821302
  2. Models: 2011-2020 Dodge Journey