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

If your Chrysler key fob battery has suddenly stopped working, here is a simple DIY guide to replacing the old battery and getting your key fob working again in no time. Ready to learn how to change your Chrysler key fob battery? Then follow along by reading through the steps in this blog or watching the quick video tutorial below. For other Jeep models, see our Jeep key fob battery page.
CherokeeTeardrop2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021CR2032Check on Amazon

How to Replace the Jeep Cherokee “Teardrop” Key Fob Battery (2014-2021)

Jeep Cherokee key fob battery replacement.
Replacing this key fob battery is easy once you have the right information and tools. Scroll down to follow the video tutorial or keep reading for a step-by-step guide on Jeep Cherokee key fob battery replacement. What you will need:
  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Small flathead screwdriver

Step 1

First, look at the bottom of the device where the keyring attaches. Can you find the seam between the two halves of the key fob?

Step 2

Now, take your small flathead screwdriver and carefully insert it into the seam, wiggling as you push. Once the tool is firmly inside, turn it like a key until the two halves of the device separate. If it doesn’t open up, use your fingers to separate it into two parts.

Step 3

Set aside the front cover of the key fob. Now, gently remove the rubber piece (buttons) by simply lifting it up. Set it aside.

Step 4

Next, use your finger or screwdriver to lift the old battery out of its housing gently. Now you can replace it.

Step 5

Take your new battery (CR2032) and insert it into place with the positive side down. It has to be a CR2032 for the key fob to work.

Step 6

Now, just set the rubber buttons back on top as it was 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! If you follow the steps on this Jeep Cherokee key fob battery replacement correctly, you will have a new working key fob.
Jeep Cherokee Key Fob Battery Replacement (2014 - 2021)
This is the battery for this Jeep Cherokee “Teardrop” key fob:

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I open my Jeep Grand Cherokee key fob battery?

The process is simple. Open up your key fob using a flathead screwdriver, remove the battery, and replace it with a new CR2032 battery. For a well-detailed step-by-step guide, scroll up to the instructions or click on the video tutorial to watch.

My key fob battery still doesn’t work after replacement. What could be wrong?

If you followed the above guide correctly and your key fob does not work still, then it might need more than just a battery replacement. You should consider reaching out to a car dealer to reveal the real problem and help you fix it.

Bottom Line – Jeep Cherokee Key Fob Battery Replacement.

Replacing your Jeep Cherokee key fob battery can cost you some money if you take it to a dealer. Fortunately, if you follow the guide above on how to open and replace your battery, you can save that money and use it for something else. If you’re looking for a different Jeep Cherokee model than the one on this blog, such as a Jeep Grand Cherokee, check out our Jeep key fob battery page. You can also find other videos on our YouTube channel.