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Old 05-12-2012, 08:35 PM
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Re: GOt a message stating keyfob battery is low. Already??

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Being a new car you don't know how long the battery has been in the remote for, perhaps it was installed 2 years ago and sitting in Jefferson awaiting a car to mate with. and it was on a boat for a few months before that, only real way to tell is to record when you changed the battery out and go from there.
Very good points thanks for that information. Battery has been replaced and all seems well with the Jeep again.

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Re: GOt a message stating keyfob battery is low. Already??

Tried to replace my key fob battery but can't open the case. I removed the mechanical key first and used a broad head screwdriver to try and separate the halfs and was afraid I was going to break something. Is this the way to replace the battery? The manual made no mention of replacing the battery in the key section around page 14. I have a 2012 GJ Overland V8.
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Re: GOt a message stating keyfob battery is low. Already??

Yes, I just did mine this past weekend. Removed the key, then took a wide-flat-bladed screwdriver into the open slot where the key was and twisted. A little disconcerting, but it did pop open with quite a bit of force. Take some time to clean the case and rubber button insert with a damp cloth - I could not believe the amount of dirt and lint in there for a FOB that stays in my pocket 99% of the time. It took a little effort to snap the case back together. Best luck.
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Re: GOt a message stating keyfob battery is low. Already??

Update: 18 months, 23,000 miles. Daily driver. Original battery.
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Re: GOt a message stating keyfob battery is low. Already??

Thanks Justal - a little premature on my part - saw a YouTube and realized I was putting the screwdriver a little off where it should go. Everything worked out - it is tight though. Since I keep my key in my truck a lot since spring purchase decided to put in a new one just to establish a baseline. Locking the driver door via the door button when I get out takes a bit to respond sometimes so thought maybe my battery was down. Otherwise everything has worked fine.
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