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Old 01-12-11, 03:19 PM   #1
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can someone tell me how to replace battery in the key fob. I have looked at it and cannot see how to open it. I am sure the service dept would love to do it for me.
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Old 01-12-11, 04:44 PM   #2
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Take the key out of the fob You'll see a little indent in the corner. Use a coin to insert into the indent and twist. It should pop open.
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Old 01-13-11, 03:46 PM   #3
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We got the batteries replaced in both our cars at a Batteries Plus store.
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Old 01-13-11, 05:12 PM   #4
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You can buy them dirt cheap on eBay....I just throw them in the freezer until I need one.
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Old 01-14-11, 05:58 AM   #5
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Has anyone actually had a battery go dead in the key fob after a few years time ?
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Old 01-14-11, 07:29 AM   #6
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A year and half or so is usually what I get out of a fob battery with the smart key feature in my other car. Everytime you walk close to the car, your fob communicates with the car. That means it will drain the fob battery faster than a car without the smart key feature.
Factory remote start will use more battery power.
I'm going to change mine every year.
I'm do in April.
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Old 01-14-11, 09:22 AM   #7
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I'd highly recommend changing the fob battery at one year if your RX has remote start. Mine has longer range now.
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Old 01-14-11, 09:49 AM   #8
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I bought a pack of 5 CR1632 batteries from buy.com for $7.95 with free shipping.
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Old 01-15-11, 06:14 AM   #9
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I bought a pack of 5 CR1632 batteries from buy.com for $7.95 with free shipping.

Just ordered a 5 pk of Energizer 1632 from buy.com.
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Old 01-15-11, 07:01 AM   #10
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Good deal for 5 CR1632s. Thanks
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My jeep grand cherokee key fob has the original battery for the last 10 years. Both of them.
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You can buy them dirt cheap on eBay....I just throw them in the freezer until I need one.
Just don't defrost in the microwave before using.
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My jeep grand cherokee key fob has the original battery for the last 10 years. Both of them.
my 98 grand cherokee had original battery when i traded it in for rx

my 04 grand cherokee still has original battery
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Just don't defrost in the microwave before using.
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My jeep grand cherokee key fob has the original battery for the last 10 years. Both of them.
I'm sure your Jeep GC didn't have a smart key or the keyless push button start - these are battery eaters. Both my 2IS & 3GS fob batteries had to be replaced at apprx 18 mos - small price to pay for the privilege of never having to take the fob out of my pocket to lock/unlock the car or start the engine . . .
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