Dead Key Battery - 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Dead Key Battery

by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on February 19, 2016

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

This past weekend, the battery in the key for our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 conked out, forcing us to go old-school and actually put the metal key in the door to unlock the car.

Not a big deal.

The car, however, somehow equates this move with the car being stolen, so it blares its alarm until I can get behind the wheel, put the key in the ignition and start the engine. My neighbors do not appreciate this at 6:00 a.m. Or the other five times.

So we dug out the car's spare key. It works. So it's now the main key.

A new battery is just a few bucks and its replacement is a DIY job that should take just a minute or two (watch video). A whole new key is about $40.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 78,023 miles

 

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