How to Replace Honda Key Fob Battery on Accord Civic CRV Pilot Ridgeline – CR1616 Change 2006

How to Replace Honda Key Fob Battery on Accord Civic CRV Pilot Ridgeline – CR1616 Change 2006


A dead battery in your key fob can be an inconvenience
but changing the battery is pretty simple and that’s what I’ll show you today. This is the key from a 2006 Honda Pilot but
you can still follow along this video if you have a mid to late 2000 year CRV, Accord,
Civic, Ridgeline with a similar key fob. You can tell the battery is dead if this LED
doesn’t light up when you push a button. You’ll need a CR1616 replacement battery and
a micro screwdriver before continuing. I’m using the number zero Phillips head on
this. On the back of the key fob there’s only one
screw to take out. It might be sealed with Loc-tite if this is
the first time you’re removing this screw. But replacing the battery should take you
less than 2 minutes when you get around to doing it. This screw is very small so once it’s out,
put it somewhere safe so you don’t lose it. On the side of the key fob, there’s a little
notch here you can use to crack it open. At the bottom, the plastic is held together
with a tab. When removing the cover, pull it towards the
direction of the key and it will separate quite easily. If you have any question on which battery
to use, it’s actually imprinted on the plastic inside. The wireless transmitter just drops right
out and we’ll need to open this part too. On the top and bottom of the transmitter,
there are tabs holding the top and bottom together. Using your fingernail, gently pull the tab
away from the transmitter until it releases. After popping out the battery, you’ll see
it’s clearly marked so you know the positive side of the new battery needs to face down. Now that the new battery is in, we’ll reverse
the steps we just did. These parts just snap together and the remote
is actually functional now. But let’s get the rest of the key fob together
and finish up. Line up the transmitter buttons with the cutouts
in the plastic housing. It just drops right in. Now place the back cover on and put the retaining
screw back in. Ok, testing it out I can see that I’ve successfully
replaced the battery and can use keyless entry on my Honda Pilot again. I can confirm with the LED lighting up when
I press a button. Remember that this process is the same across
many Honda vehicles and if you found this video helpful please let me know in the comments
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