If it ever happens one day that the key fob of your Jeep Renegade doesn’t function, then there is a probability that the key fob battery is draining and needs a replacement.
The question is, what is a good way to replace a jeep key fob battery?
Luckily, the process is very easy to do and only requires a few minutes of your time. To replace the keys on the Jeep Renegade, read the step-by-step guide provided below.
For other Jeep models, see our Jeep key fob battery page.
How to start your Jeep Renegade when your key fob battery is dead
This is super easy to do without paying for a dealership cost. It’s similar to what you would do with an active key fob. The only difference here is that unlike using your finger to press the Renegade’s stop/start button, this time around you’re pressing it with the end close to the unlock/lock buttons (that is, the top end of the key fob).
With this action, the ignition switch can detect the chip in the key fob.
To be more precise, press the top of your fob against the ignition switch, press the brake, and lastly, push the ignition, and there you go! Now head off to get your battery replacement at the nearest store.
How to find the hidden key in your Jeep Renegade key fob
There is nothing more frustrating than being locked out of your vehicle simply because you have a dead key fob battery.
Thankfully, your Jeep renegade key fob comes with an embedded metal key that you can easily use to access your vehicle should the above scenario ever happens.
All you have to do is flip your key fob to the other side and slide the mechanical latch sideways and watch the metal key pop right out.
Prepare your mind because your car’s alarm will go off! Yes. But it’s your best chance at getting into your car with a dead key fob battery.
Now, locate the keyhole and insert your metal key there. Turn it gently and your Jeep renegade will unlock right before your alarm goes balingo. The good thing is, you now have access to your car, the not-so-good thing? Your alarm won’t shut off. But there is a way out. If the alarm becomes unbearable, simply start your vehicle to silence it.
How To Reset Your Jeep Renegade Key Fob After Replacing The Battery?
Replacing the battery of your jeep renegade’s key fob is one thing, but what happens afterward?
While resetting your key fob may not always be necessary when you change battery, in some cases without a key fob reprogram, it may be impossible to use the device after you replace the battery.
Fortunately, you don’t need to consult a dealer or spend money to get this done.
Below you will find some helpful tips that answer your question on how to reprogram your Jeep renegade key fobs after replacing the batteries.
Step 1: Enter Your Key Into the Ignition
The first thing you want to do is park your jeep renegade car and turn off the engine. Allow some minutes for it to cool down. Ensure the trunks and doors stay locked. Once that’s done, enter the metal key into the ignition and ensure it stays in fixed in the off position.
Step 2: Unlock a Side Door
Next, open a side door. Let the door stay open, otherwise, you’d have to start the process all over again.
Step 3: Turn On the Key
Now, switch the key to be in the On position. Don’t ignite the engine. Simply turn on the ignition switch. Next, set it to the lock position. Repeat this twice or thrice until you hear a beep sound confirming it’s been reset.
Step 4: Test The Key Fob after Resetting
Lastly, push the lock and unlock buttons on your Jeep renegade key fob to confirm it’s functioning correctly. Do not forget to push the stop and start buttons as well. If your key fob works just fine, then you did it right.
Note: If you do not get the expected results after following the steps above, the next best move is to consult a dealer
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of battery does my Jeep Renegade key fob take?
Most Jeep renegade key fob uses one battery type and that’s a CR2032 battery. Only one of this is needed to replace the old battery. While you’re at this, make sure the negative side is facing down. After replacement, always remember to test your new battery.
How long does the battery in my Jeep Renegade key fob last?
All things being equal, your Jeep renegade key fob battery is expected to last you for 2 to 3 years. And sometimes, this can extend to 4 years with good maintenance or if you keep it in a better condition. Nevertheless, the lifespan of your jeep renegade key fob battery depends on how often you use it. In the meantime, keep enjoying your remote start.
Can you start the Jeep Renegade with a dead key fob’s battery?
Yes, you can. Even when your car key fob is dead, you can start a Jeep renegade. How to do this? Simply press the button at the top of the unlock and lock buttons of the Jeep renegade key fob and voila, your jeep opens.
What happens when your Jeep renegade key fob battery is low?
The short answers? You will notice signs such as drastic reduction in transmitter range. That is, the key fob will only work when in close proximity to the Jeep which wasn’t the case before. In some extremely low batteries, the buttons will stop functioning properly.
Fixing a new battery into your jeep renegade cars key fob isn’t so tough after all. As long as you have the basic idea, you don’t need to step foot at the dealership shop to replace that old battery.
Oftentimes, the only tool needed is a flathead screwdriver and your doors will start opening remotely again!
Feel free to scroll up and follow the step-by-step guide next time your need to change your key fo b battery. Good luck!