Jeep Cherokee Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement (2014 – 2021)

The Jeep Cherokee is a long-running SUV model that first debuted in 1974. Originally a variant of the Jeep Wagoneer, the Cherokee has evolved over the years from a full-size SUV to one of the brand’s first compact SUVs.

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CherokeeTeardrop2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021CR2032Check on Amazon

How to replace the Jeep Cherokee “Teardrop” key fob battery (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Scroll down to see a full video tutorial or keep reading for a step by step guide.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver

First, look at the bottom of the device where the keyring attaches. Notice the seam between the two halves of the key fob. Take your flathead screwdriver and carefully insert it into the seam, wiggling as you push. Once the tool is just inside, turn it like a key until the two halves of the device pop open. 

Set aside the plastic front of the key fob. Now, carefully remove the rubber piece (buttons) by simply lifting it up. Next, use your finger or screwdriver to gently lift the battery out of its housing. Take a new CR2032 battery and click it into place positive side down. Now, just set the rubber buttons back on top like before and click the front piece of plastic back into place. 

That’s all it takes. You just changed the battery at home and saved yourself a trip to the dealership. Nice work!

Jeep Cherokee Key Fob Battery Replacement (2014 - 2021)

This is the battery for this Jeep Cherokee “Teardrop” key fob:

Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 4-pack of CR2032 3 volt lithium coin cell batteries; replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: 8-year leak-free shelf life

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In this video I will show you how to change the internal battery in a Jeep Cherokee key Fob. This key Fob was used between 2014 and 2021 and runs on one CR 2032 battery. It's super easy to change your battery at home. You can just order one of these online. I'll leave a link in the description to get one on Amazon for just a couple of bucks and then just follow along with this video and you'll have a new battery in there in no time.

Just look towards the bottom where the keyring is and you can see there's a separation in the two halves of the key Fob can take a flathead screwdriver and start to press it into that area. Just wiggling until it slides in like that. You see twist and it will start to separate. You can just pull it apart with your fingers or you can come down.

Continue twisting until it comes apart. Now we want to take this rubber component that has the circuit board inside. Just gently remove it and set that to the side right now. And now you can use your finger or flathead screwdriver to carefully remove the battery. Go ahead and dispose of that.

Take a new CR 2032 battery and make sure the positive side of the text goes face down. Slide it into place and it will click in. That's really all it takes. Now we just put this back together. Put the rubber on top of the battery like that.

Position this on top and just click it all back together and that's it. If you like this video, you found it helpful. Feel free to leave a like or comment down below. Thank you so much for watching.

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