How to Start a Nissan with Dead Key Fob

March 4th, 2018 by

2019 Nissan Altima Exterior
Imagine going to start your Nissan to get to work in Dearborn, run some errands, or head out to some fun evening plans near Troy, but when you try to get into or start the car nothing happens. If you’re in this situation, it may be your Nissan key fob battery, and it may need to be replaced. But can you can start a Nissan with a dead key fob? The answer is yes.

Getting into Your Nissan

The first thing you’ll need to do is get into your Nissan vehicle. You may need a Nissan key fob replacement, but you can still get into your car and go in the meantime.

Nissan Key Fob

  • First, flip the key fob over, then push the the small release latch.
  • Pull out the hidden emergency key from the bottom of the fob.
  • Insert the key in the driver’s side door and unlock it to enter.

Starting Your Nissan

Once you’re in, you’ll need to know how to start Nissan with dead key fob.

If your Nissan car, truck, or SUV has a key fob port, you can still put the fob in the port and tap the brake pedal or clutch as you press the START/STOP button. If your Nissan doesn’t have a port, just step on the brake or clutch as you press the key fob against the START/STOP button.

Nissan Key Fob Battery Change

To avoid having to repeat these steps, you’ll want to replace the battery in your Nissan smart key. To do this:

  1. Remove the hidden key you used to get into your Nissan.
  2. Remove the key housing and take out the old battery after taking note of the position.
  3. Replace the CR2025 battery with a new one, making sure the negative side of the battery is facing up toward you.
  4. Put the key fob back together, and test it to ensure it works properly.

What Type of Battery is in the Nissan Key Fob?

You Nissan key battery is most likely either a 3V battery or a CR2025 battery. Consult your owner’s manual or our service team to find the right Nissan key fob battery size for your model.

What to Do if There is No Key Detected in a Nissan Key Fob

Even if your Nissan fob battery is still good, there may be an instance where the vehicle does not detect it. In most cases, the battery is likely either low or dead, but there could be an issue with your Nissan’s remote key functions. If changing the battery doesn’t help, reach out to our service department and we’ll be happy to help.

Need More Assistance with Your Nissan Key Fob?

If you need additional help with your Nissan key fob replacement, or you’re still having issues after replacing the battery, schedule an appointment with our service center in Southfield. You can also contact your local Nissan parts department near Farmington Hills to learn more about the battery you need for Nissan key fob.

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