Honda Key Fob Battery Replacement in San Jose, CA

Man opening car with key fob


Your Honda key fob battery is designed to last for a long time as you navigate San Jose, CA’s streets, but inevitably your Honda key battery will need to be replaced. Don’t worry, though, it’s easy to change a battery in a Honda key fob! Of course, you can bring it to the Capitol Honda’s Honda Service Center if you’d like, but most likely you’ll save time and money by doing this job yourself. Just follow our instructions on how to change a Honda key battery.

What is the Honda Key Fob Battery Type?

It’s really easy to find a Honda key fob battery in San Jose, CA or anywhere that has hardware or big box stores, but if you want to be sure you get the right kind of battery you can contact our Honda parts department. Your Honda key battery is simply a flat circular 3-volt battery.

How to Open the Honda Key Fob

While your Honda key fob is designed to be difficult to break, there’s an easy trick designed to open it when it’s time for a Honda key fob battery change:

  1. Locate the button to release the metal key inside the fob.
  2. Slide that button open and pull the key out.
  3. Carefully place the edge of the key into the slot at the top of the key fob.
  4. Wedge the key and lightly twist, the back of the key fob should pop off.

How to Change the Battery in a Honda Key Fob in San Jose, CA

Once you know how to open the Honda key fob, you can start to change the battery. Take precautions to ensure that the entire fob does not fall apart. If you attempt to pull the battery out, you may pop out essential components and create a mess. Follow these pro tips to keep your fob intact while replacing your Honda key battery:

  1. Hold your thumb right above where the battery is located.
  2. Using your other hand, carefully pry the dead battery out and replace it with a fresh one.
  3. Line the back of the key fob up with the front half, gently press the pieces back together. Once secured, you will hear a snap.

Resist the urge to use a screwdriver or butter knife to pop out the battery—that could harm the nearby components.

How to Program Honda Key

Once you know how to change the battery in a Honda key fob, programming is a breeze. You can learn how to program a Honda key with these simple steps:

  1. Enter the cabin, shut all doors, and have your key and fobs to be programmed ready.
  2. Insert the key and turn to the “On” position. Press and hold the “LOCK” button for one second.
  3. Release the button and turn the key to the “Off” position. Repeat this process twice.
  4. Turn the key to the “ON” position and hold the “LOCK” button on the key fob for one second. Wait for the doors to lock and unlock. Once the locks have cycled, your vehicle is in remote programming mode.
  5. Hold the “LOCK” button for one second. Once the locks cycle, the key fob has been successfully paired with your vehicle. Repeat the process with any additional fobs that need programming.
  6. Exit remote programming mode by turning the key to the “OFF” position in the ignition.

Capitol Honda is Your Source for Honda Service in San Jose

Understanding how to change the battery in a Honda key fob and how to do a Honda key fob battery replacement will make your life so much easier and will keep you on San Jose, CA streets! Whether you need help learning how to change a Honda key battery or other assistance, just schedule an appointment online with us!

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