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Chrysler 200 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of a 1st generation 2011 to 2014 Chrysler 200 with pictures.

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2013 Chrysler 200 Key Fob
Back Side of Key Fob
Notch At Top Right
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Chrysler 200 sedan in changing the battery in the combination ignition key and fob remote control unit for the keyless entry system.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles with similar key fobs such as the Avenger, 300, Town & Country, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass, 1500, 2500, 3500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement coin cell (A.K.A. "button" or "watch") battery is part number CR2032 which is available from various manufacturers such as Panasonic, Sony, Energizer, Duracell, Maxell and Philips.

The only tool needed to change the battery is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry apart the two halves. You may also be able to use a butter knife, coin, key or nail file.

Insert Screwdriver In Notch
Two Halves Separated
Remove Rubber Button Cover
Locate the small notch at the top right edge of the key fob near the trunk release button and by the metal ignition key.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in to the notch and gently pry apart the two halves of the key fob.

If the rubber button piece remains attached to the rear half of the key fob, pull it off to reveal the green remote control circuit board.

Remote Control Circuit Board
Pry Out Old Battery
Old Battery Removed
Pull the green remote control circuit board out of the back cover of the key fob.

Pry the old battery out of the socket with your finger nail or use the flathead screwdriver.

Try to avoid scratching, bending or otherwise damaging the metal electrical contacts with the screwdriver.

The OEM battery in the fob for this 2013 Chrysler 200 was a Panasonic CR2032 3 volt coin cell.


Panasonic CR2032 3V
Insert "+" Positive Side Down
New Battery Installed
Insert a new CR2032 3 volt coin cell battery in to the socket with the "+" positive side facing down and the smooth "-" negative side facing up towards you.

Make sure that the new battery is securely installed in to the holder.

Line up the electrical contacts on the remote control unit and lower the circuit board down over the battery.

Re-Insert Remote & Cover
Line Up Top Half Fob
Snap Together Two Halves
Lower the rubber cover over the remote control unit with the buttons in the correct orientation.

Line up the top half cover of the key fob over the bottom half and gently snap them together.

Flush Together
Check Every Edge
Test New Key Fob Battery
Make sure that the two halves of the fob are flush together all the way around.

Test the new key fob battery by standing near your 200 and pressing the "Unlock" or "Lock" buttons. If the battery is working properly, you should see the parking lights flash and also hear the door locks opening or closing.

For more, check out my other Chrysler 200 DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides.

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