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Old 06-22-2016, 11:02 AM
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Hey guys, quick question. I wanted to double check before going to waste money.

My key FOB died awhile back (batt died). After putting it off for awhile i finally picked up a new key fob batt. Well it still wont work. I only have 1 key FOB. Is there any way to re-program it? or do i need to take it to a dealership since i only have 1 FOB?

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The fob should've worked after the battery was installed, sounds like something is wrong with it. Check your owner's manual, should have something in there.
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Make sure you put the battery in with positive side towards the circuit board. Check the prongs on the circuit board that contact the battery face. They can get flattened and do not stay in contact with the battery. Gently pry up on the prongs with a pair of tweezers or small pliers. If the fob still doesn't work, split the case and place the half with the battery aside. Gently push the rubber pad holding the circuit board from the other half, and then peel the rubber face away from the board. If some small metal disks fall out, then the fob is basically not repairable. The disks are attached to the back of each rubber button by friction on a small nub. The nub wears away over time (and the rubber dries out) and the disks become loose. If none of these issue are the problem, then there is likely a problem with the circuit board itself.
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If the disks have come loose, I've had success in using scotch tape to tape the disk to the PC board in the correct spot so that the rubber plunger will push against it and make connection. Just don't put tape over any other contacts on the PC board for the other buttons. Unused button are free game to have tape over them.

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If the disks have come loose, I've had success in using scotch tape to tape the disk to the PC board in the correct spot so that the rubber plunger will push against it and make connection. Just don't put tape over any other contacts on the PC board for the other buttons. Unused button are free game to have tape over them.

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My 09 keyfobs are really bad. I've had them apart a ton of times cleaning contacts bending back the metal contacts etc. They work ok for a while, but then it's back to pushing as hard as you can to get the doors to unlock. I never had a problem with other vehicle fobs such as Jeep, Buick, Toyota etc. Hopefully the 16 Ram fobs are better?
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Thanks for the info guys, ill open it up this afternoon when i get home
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Having a similar issue with my sons 09. The keyfob would lock the doors without intervention. Noticed that the disk for the lock button was loose. Used a small about of general adhesive to stick it to the plunger. We'll see if it solves the issue.
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