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Chrysler Town & Country Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of an updated 5th generation 2011 to 2014 Town & Country.

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2012 Town & Country Key Fob
Slide Button - Release Key
Metal Ignition Key Removed
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the revised 5th generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Chrysler Town & Country in changing the key fob battery.

Owners of related Chrysler Group minivan vehicles such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Lancia Grand Voyager, Ram C/V Tradesman Cargo Van and the Volkswagen Routan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

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

The only tool needed to access the battery is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry apart the two halves of the fob.

You could also use a coin, key, butter knife, nail file or a small plastic pry bar tool.

Pry Apart At Notch
Two Fob Halves Separated
Lift Out Old Coin Battery
The first step is to slide the small button on the front of the fob to release the metal ignition key.

Set the ignition key aside in a safe place.

Insert a small flathead screwdriver in to the notch at the bottom of the fob where the metal key used to reside.

Gently pry apart the two halves of the fob.

Lift out the old battery from the socket or gently pry out it out with the flathead screwdriver.

The OEM battery in the fob for this 2012 Town & Country was a Panasonic CR2032 3 volt coin cell.

Panasonic CR 2032 3V
Battery Holder - Back Cover
New Battery "+" Side Down
Push in a new CR2032 3 volt coin cell battery in to the socket with the "+" positive side facing down.


New Battery Installed
Snap Together Two Halves
Edges Flush Together
Line up the two halves of the key fob and gently snap them together.

Make sure that the two halves are flush together all the way around the edges of the fob.

Re-Insert Metal Ignition Key
Key Fob Re-Assembled
Test New Fob Battery
Push the metal ignition key straight in to the slot until it clicks securely in to place.

Test the new battery by standing near your Town & Country and pressing the "Lock" or "Unlock" buttons.

If the battery is working properly, you should see the parking lights flash and/or hear a short honk of the horn.

Be sure to record the battery change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, check out my other Chrysler Town & Country Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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