How to Change the Battery in a Honda Key Fob

Honda key fob

Being able to start, lock, and unlock your Honda remotely is a handy feature, but over time, the battery inside your Honda key fob will lose its charge and need to be replaced. If you’re like many Madison drivers and aren’t a certified mechanic, then don’t feel like you can’t replace your Honda key fob battery by yourself. The service center at Shottenkirk Honda Huntsville has put together a handy guide on how to perform a Honda key fob battery replacement. Check out our guide on how to replace your Honda key battery, and rely on our service center for anything your Honda vehicle needs. 


Honda Key Fob Battery Type

Before you perform a Honda key fob battery replacement, you’ll need to know what battery your key fob needs. Most Honda vehicles use a flat circular 3-volt battery for the key fob, but this can vary depending on what kind of Honda you drive. To make sure you’re using the right battery, reach out to our parts center at Shottenkirk Honda Huntsville. This way, we can help you find the right battery as well as any other parts that you need.

How to Open Up Your Honda Key Fob

The first step in how to change the battery in your Honda key fob is learning how to open up your Honda key fob. To open up the key fob to your Honda, follow these steps:

  1. Find the button on your key fob that releases the metal key. 
  2. Slide open that button, and pull out the key. 
  3. Put the edge of the key into the slot at the top of the key fob. 
  4. Lightly twice and wedge the key, and the back of the key fob should pop off. 

How to Replace Your Honda Key Battery

After you’ve successfully opened your key fob, you’ll want to be careful with the rest of the process. Trying to pull out your battery too hard or too fast can cause you to pull out other essential components. To successfully remove your Honda key fob battery, do the following:

  1. Press your thumb right above the spot where the battery is. 
  2. Use your other hand to pry out the dead battery. 
  3. Replace the battery with a new one. 
  4. Line the back of your key fob up with the front half, and press the pieces back together. 
  5. You should hear a snap once all of the pieces are secure. 

How to Program Your Honda Key

Now that you know how to change the battery in your Honda key fob, the only thing left to do is program it. Luckily, the programming process is easy, and any Athens driver can perform it. Here are the steps:

  1. Hop inside the cabin, and make sure all doors are shut. 
  2. Have your key fob out and ready to go. 
  3. Insert your key, and turn it to the “On” position. 
  4. Press and hold the “Lock” button for about a second. 
  5. Release the button, and turn the key to the “off” position. 
  6. Repeat this process two more times. 
  7. Turn the key to the “On” position, and hold the “Lock” button for a second. 
  8. You should hear the doors lock and unlock automatically. 
  9. Once the locks are cycled, your HOnda should be in remote programming mode. 
  10. Hold the “Lock” button for one more second. 
  11. After the locks have cycled, your key fob should be paired with your vehicle. 

Learn more about a Honda Accord key fob battery replacement or how to replace the key fob for any Honda vehicle in more detail with the service center at Shottenkirk Honda Huntsville. If you would rather have the professionals take care of it, then schedule service with us in Huntsville at your earliest convenience. 

Replace Your Key Fob Battery at Shottenkirk Honda Huntsville

Even though you now know how to replace a Honda key battery, we don’t blame you if you would rather have us take care of the process. Contact us to set up a service appointment at our shop near Owens Crossroads, and we’ll get anything you need taken care of right away. 

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