Dead batteries are a common issue for key fobs and plenty of owners have trouble replacing them. Luckily, you can follow these simple steps to fix dead Honda key fob.
Car key remote fobs are nice to have, but they all stop working eventually. Even if it’s just a dead battery, you can pretty much guarantee that your car doors will fail to unlock with the remote at one time or another.
While there are a few reasons that a keyless entry remote might stop working, most of them are pretty easy to check yourself. The most common problem with these car key fobs is that the batteries go dead over time, in which case replacing the battery should fix the problem.
How to Fix Dead Honda Key Fob
- Start by looking on the back of your key fob to find the type of battery you need. Most key fobs will typically need CR2025 batteries.
- Open your key fob by removing the screw connecting each half with a small screwdriver.
- Gently pry apart the two halves with a small flathead screwdriver.
- Pop out the dead battery, noting the position you found it in.
- Insert your new battery in the same position you found your old one (the negative side should face up.
- Reattach the two halves of your key fob by first pressing them together, then replacing the screw.
Hopefully, these steps can help you successfully replace your key fob battery! If you’re still having trouble, you can usually bring your key fob to a dealer and have them change it for free. That said, you’ll likely need to buy the battery first.
Remember that only proper service and repair procedures will ensure the safe and reliable operation of your car. In addition, proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
These posts are for information sharing purposes only, and should not be used in lieu of an OEM service manual or factory authorized service procedure. We are not in the auto repair business nor do we publish automotive service manuals. Nothing we include on these pages and posts has been reviewed, approved or authorized by any vehicle manufacturer. If this guide does not suit your Honda key fob, then read our guide about every type of Honda key fob battery replacement here.
Replacing a Broken Honda Car Key
If nothing else works, there is always a chance that the receiver inside your car is broken or disconnected. In that case, you’ll probably have to take your vehicle to a professional.
The other option is to buy a replacement remote, which you can obtain either new from your local dealer or used. If you get a used one, you will have to reprogram your vehicle to recognize it before it will lock and unlock your doors. So if you discovered in an earlier step that your car uses a remote that one can’t easily reprogram at home, keep that in mind.
Used car key remotes are typically cheaper than new ones, but costs associated with programming may outweigh the savings.
Technology is always changing and what is current and accurate today may be literally out-of-date and inaccurate tomorrow. And when it comes to the current state of flux in the auto industry, nothing is more true.