How to Start a Nissan with Dead Key Fob

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Your key fob helps you make the most of life on the road in Minot, but when it’s dead, what do you do? Can you start your Nissan if your key fob is dead? Absolutely! Learn all about the steps required for quick and easy Nissan key fob replacement now by reading our guide on how to change out a Nissan key fob battery! Then, contact us here at Ryan Nissan for even more information.

How to Get Inside Your Nissan with a Dead Key Fob Battery

To start your vehicle if it has a dead key fob battery, first, you have to get inside without using the keyless entry system. Here’s how:

  • Flip the Nissan key fob over, then depress the small release button.
  • Pull out the hidden emergency key from the bottom of the key fob.
  • Insert the emergency key into the driver’s side door and unlock it to enter your Nissan.

How to Start Your Nissan with a Dead Key Fob Battery

How do you start your vehicle once you’ve gotten inside? If the actual vehicle battery is dead, you won’t be able to start your vehicle and you should research tips on how to jump a car. If, however, it’s just the Nissan key fob battery that requires replacement, you may still be able to start your Nissan even with a dead key fob battery:

  • If your Nissan car, truck, or SUV has a key fob port, just 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.

Learn the Nissan Key Fob Battery Change Procedure

Even if you can start your Nissan with a dead key fob battery, you’ll want to get your keyless entry system back up and running sooner rather than later. When that time comes, you’ll need to replace your Nissan key fob battery. To replace the battery in your Nissan smart key, complete the following Nissan key fob battery change procedure:

  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, making sure the negative side of the battery is facing up toward you.
  4. Put the key fob back together, and test it to make sure it works correctly.

As you can see above, the Nissan key fob battery change process is pretty straightforward. Still, you’ll want to make sure that the battery your key fob uses is the same type you’re replacing it with. For this, we recommend checking your vehicle’s owner’s manual, or checking the battery itself, as not all key fob batteries are created equal. You’ll also want to be sure that the battery facing the correct way when installed.

Schedule Nissan Key Fob Battery Replacement in Minot

Not wanting to go through all of that effort yourself? Worried you might mess up the functionality of your key fob? Can’t open the key fob due to arthritis or simple uncertainty about how to pry it open without breaking it? Schedule service now, and our Nissan experts will be happy to replace your Nissan key fob battery for you!

Get Additional Nissan Key Fob Help from Our Service Team!

Need more help replacing the battery in your Nissan key fob or starting a Nissan with a dead key fob battery? Looking to order a brand new key fob entirely so you have a spare on hand should a key battery go dead again? Have other questions about maintaining or servicing your Nissan? Here at the Ryan Nissan, service center, we’re here to make the entire Nissan service and maintenance process easy with various service tips. Contact our service experts today to learn more.

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