How to Start a Nissan with Dead Key Fob

November 6th, 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.

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.

More from Tamaroff Nissan

  • What’s the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Towing Capacity?

    If you’re looking for a pickup truck that you can trust on Farmington Hills and Troy job sites, then the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder and its powerful towing capacity are a perfect match. Whether you choose the S, SV, SL, or Platinum configuration of this model, the Nissan Pathfinder towing capacity remains consistent across the entire lineup,…

  • What is the 2019 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity?

    If you’re in need of a truck that has all of the power and performance features you’re looking for to tackle any job, then the 2019 Nissan Frontier has got to be at the top of your list. The Nissan Frontier towing capacity can reach around 3,500 to 6,720 pounds. The capacity will surely depend…

  • 2019 Nissan Rogue Colors

    Are you shopping for the 2019 Nissan Rogue around Farmington Hills and Troy? You’ll be pleased to know that this reliable and popular SUV comes in a variety of bold exterior and interior colors which only elevate your driving experience. Discover the 2019 Nissan Rogue in a color that suits you at Tamaroff Nissan! Learn More View…