How To Change Ram 1500 Key Fob Battery – Replacement Guide

What could be wrong when your Ram key fob battery doesn’t work? More importantly, how can you tell when it’s time for a Ram key fob battery replacement? Is there a sign to watch out for?

We’ve put together well-detailed step-by-step guides for easy and quick replacement.

But first, let’s examine a few reasons why your Ram key fob may not function properly.

These include:

  1. Dead or low key fob battery

  2. Your Ram key fob battery might be discharged

  3. Your key fob is wet or dirty

  4. The contact points or buttons on the fob are wearing out

  5. There is a need to reprogram or reset your Ram key fob.

While there are several other reasons why your ram key fob battery may be malfunctioning or not functioning at all, the list above is one of the major ones to watch out for.

What You Should Know About Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 is a powerful pickup made from 1994 up to the present day. Ram trucks have been named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year many times. The current generation of Ram 1500 has won that award twice, both in 2019 and 2020.

For other Ram models, see our Ram key fob battery page.

MODELFOBYEARSBATTERYBUY BATTERY
1500Rectangular2019, 2020, 2021CR2450Check on Amazon
1500Teardrop2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019CR2032Check on Amazon

How to replace the Ram 1500 “Rectangular” key fob battery (2019, 2020, 2021

 

Scroll down to see a full video tutorial or keep reading for a step-by-step guide.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2450 battery

  • Flat-head screwdriver

 

Final Image Ram 1500 rec key

How to change the battery in the “Rectangular” key fob of a Ram 1500

Total Time: 4 minutes

1. Press silver button to release key

Ram 1500 rec key Press silver button to release key

Start by pressing the silver button on the side of the key fob to release the internal key.

2. Insert screwdriver, pry to open covers

Ram 1500 rec key Insert screwdriver, pry to open covers

Next, look at the bottom of the device, there are two openings next to the keyhole, along the seam of the back piece of plastic. Take a precision screwdriver and insert it into an opening. Do this in a prying motion to pop open and separate both back covers. A larger screwdriver also works here.

3. Remove battery by pulling down

Ram 1500 rec key Remove battery by pulling down

From here, pull down the battery with your fingers to remove it.

4. Insert CR2450 battery, click back on

Ram 1500 rec key Insert CR2450 battery, click back on

Take a new CR2450 battery and slide it into place, with the positive side facing up. All that’s left to do now is click the back of the device back on. Remember to return the internal key.

Yes, it’s that simple!

Ram 1500 Key Fob Battery Replacement (2019 - 2021)

This is the battery for this Ram 1500 “Rectangular” key fob:

How to Replace the Ram 1500 “Teardrop” Key Fob Battery (2010-2019)

Scroll down to see a full video tutorial or keep reading for a step-by-step guide.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery

  • Flat-head screwdriver

Step 1

First, look to the bottom of the device where the keyring is attached. You should see the seam between the two halves of the key fob.

Step 2

Take your flathead screwdriver and carefully insert it into the seam, wiggling as you push. Once the tool is inside, twist until the two halves of the device pop open. Set the back cover aside.

Step 3

Now, carefully remove the rubber piece/buttons. Next, use your fingers or screwdriver to gently lift the battery out of its housing.

Step 4

Take a new CR2032 battery and click it into place with the positive side facing down.

Step 5

Finally, set the rubber buttons back on top and click the front piece of plastic back into place.

Pretty smooth and easy, right?

Ram 1500 Key Fob Battery Replacement (2010 - 2019)

This is the battery for this Ram 1500 “Teardrop” key fob:

Frequently Asked Questions

What battery does a ram key fob take?

Most ram key fobs use a CR2450 3-volt battery. However, you may also find another one using a CR2032 battery.

Can I replace the battery in my key fob by myself?

Of course, you can. The process is simple and quick. Scroll up to watch my video tutorials or read the step-by-step guide on how to change your ram key fob battery.