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How to change the battery on a Nissan key fob?

Changing a Dead Battery in a Nissan Key Fob

You press the unlock button on your key fob. Nothing happens. You get a bit closer to your vehicle and try again. Still nothing. It has a dead battery. What a pain! No worries. It’s a simple fix that only takes a minute or two.

Here’s how to change a dead battery on your Nissan key fob. Keep reading for our step-by-step guide.

Changing Nissan Key Fob Battery

While changing out your Nissan model’s key fob battery is a straightforward process, it does involve touching sensitive and fragile electronics. To avoid damage to the key fob, make sure to wear a pair of gloves (latex or non-latex substitute). The Nissan key fob uses a CR2032 3V battery. You can usually get a multipack of these for under $5 USD. You’ll also need a small flathead screwdriver.

  • Flip Nissan key fob to back side
  • Move small slider to unlock emergency key
  • Remove emergency key
  • On the top of the key fob, locate open notch between front and back halves of fob
  • Insert flathead screwdriver into notch
  • Turn screwdriver until front and back fob halves separate
  • In the back fob half, locate the dead CR2032 3V battery
  • With the flathead screwdriver, pop out dead battery
  • Insert new CR2032 3V battery + side down
  • Click new battery into place
  • Line up front and back fob halves
  • Squeeze them back together until everything clicks into place
  • Replace emergency key into its slot
  • Move slider back into place to secure emergency key

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Want It Done Professionally?

Not really comfortable with doing this yourself? That’s totally fine! Our Service team at Palm Springs Nissan will be glad to help. Simply schedule an appointment and we’ll get you in as soon as possible. And don’t forget to check our service specials beforehand to make sure you’re getting the lowest price possible.