Honda Key Fob Battery

Honda Car Key Battery Replacement

Honda Key Fob Battery Drainage
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If you’ve recently purchased a new Honda, it may come with a retractable key fob or a keyless remote. So, let’s explain Honda Car Key Battery Replacement. If this is the case and the indicator light isn’t coming on when you press the button, you may be due for a new battery. 

The battery type for a Honda car remote is usually a CR2032. Double check your owner’s manual just to be sure.

To replace the battery, follow the instructions below.

Retractable Key*

  • Remove the upper half of the cover by carefully prying on the edge with a coin.
    • Some Honda keys come with screws. If your key has screws, make sure you unscrew it instead as using a coin will break the case.
    • Wrap the coin with a cloth to prevent scratching the key
  • Remove the button battery with a small flat-tip screwdriver
  • Make sure to replace the battery with the correct polarity

Keyless Fob*

  • Remove the built-in key
  • Remove the upper half by carefully prying on the edge with a coin
    • Wrap a coin with a cloth to prevent scratching the remote
  • Make sure to replace the battery with the correct polarity

*note that this may not work for all Honda models. If you are unsure, take your Honda car remote into your local Honda dealership and we’ll take a look.

Honda Car Key Battery Replacement

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, your car remote battery can differ greatly. A lot of vehicle manufacturers make it easy to determine the battery your car remote uses – it’s generally printed on the side. If you can’t find this information on the remote itself, check your owners manual or contact the vehicle manufacturer directly.

Be careful when changing your car remote battery, you don’t want to break anything as this could lead to a costly replacement. 

Some common places to look for the battery replacement cover are on the back of the remote and in the housing for the backup key. 

If you are ever unsure, make sure to check your owners manual or contact the vehicle manufacturer directly.

Where Can I Find a Replacement Battery For My Honda?

As mentioned above, most Honda car remote batteries take a CR2032 battery. This may vary so be sure to check your owners manual. 

CR2032 batteries are very common and can be purchased at your local Honda Dealer, most supermarkets, tech stores and key-cutting stores. 

If you’ve misplaced your car remote and require a replacement, be sure to get in touch with your local Honda Dealership to make sure you receive a genuine replacement. Don’t forget to get in touch with your local Honda dealer in your neighbourhood.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do Key Fob Batteries Last?

Leaving your fob near the vehicle overnight can lead to a faster drain on your fob keys battery. Typically the battery on your key fob should last 3 to 4 years with regular normal use.

What type of battery do I need for my keyless remote?

The most popular battery for a car key fob is the CR2032. The numbers indicate the diameter and height of the battery.

Can a low battery in a key fob cause your car not to start?

Yes, your key fob’s battery can cause your vehicle not to start.

How much does a key fob battery cost?

If your key fob uses a widely available battery then you can usually pick one up for around $5.

Do I have to reprogram my fob after battery replacement?

After you replace the battery in your key fob you will not need to reprogram it.

Conclusion

It is easy to forget about replacing the batteries in your key fob and many times this forgetfulness may leave you without access to your vehicle.

Knowing how to replace your car key fob battery and how to gain access to your vehicle without the use of a wireless key fob are important pieces of information and usually, vehicles will come with their own backup safety features to enable you to regain access to your vehicle with a dead key fob battery. We also have an article about all types of Honda key fob battery replacement, if you want you can read it here.

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