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How to Start a Nissan with a Dead Key Fob

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Forget waking up on the wrong side of the bed–a misfiring Nissan key fob battery can stop a workday commute to Houston in its tracks. Even if you’re watching for signs you might need a Nissan key fob replacement, the unexpected can sneak up on all of us. Fortunately, it’s simple to learn how to start a Nissan with a dead key fob while you wait for that new Nissan key fob battery change. Get all the details for your Bellaire travels below.



How to Open Your Vehicle If You Need a Nissan Key Fob Battery Change

Have your key fob on-hand but can’t get inside? If you’re in need of a battery for your Nissan key fob replacement, no problem! You have a secret key hidden inside for just this occasion. See how to access it below:

  1. Push the small release latch on the underside of the key fob
  2. You should see the emergency hidden key hidden inside the device.
  3. Slide this key out from the bottom of your key fob
  4. Use your emergency key to unlock the driver’s side door.

How to Start a Nissan with a Dead Key Fob

Opening your ride when you’re in need of a Nissan key fob battery change is by far the hardest part. Once that’s out of the way, all you need to do is insert your key fob into the key fob port. Then, press the brake or clutch and press the START/STOP button. Whether or not your key fob has a fully-functioning battery, this will start your Nissan.

Nissan Key Fob Battery Change Instructions

If you don’t need a full Nissan key fob replacement, changing out your battery is simple enough. Follow these steps and get back to your Pearland travels in no time:

  1. Access the same compartment where you found the emergency manual key, and remove the key housing.
  2. Underneath that, you should be able to see the dead battery. Remove it gently.
  3. Replace your battery with the appropriate size from your local parts center or hardware store. Your Nissan key fob battery change should be a CR2025.
  4. Be certain that the negative side of the battery is facing you when closing the key fob housing.
  5. Replace the emergency key housing, and put the key fob back together, and then test it to make sure it works.

If you’ve hit the wall and need a full Nissan key fob replacement, get in touch with the Central Houston Nissan parts center to get yours without skipping a beat. Our team is standing by to get you road-ready, whatever your needs.

Nissan Key Fob Battery Help and More From Central Houston Nissan

Learn more from our Houston specialists to keep your Nissan in the best shape of its life. Whether you want a simple routine service check-up and oil change, need to know when to replace your car battery, or have upgrades in mind, our service center experts are here for you. Schedule a service today at Central Houston Nissan, learn how much a battery replacement costs, how to jump start a car, or how often you should change your tires, and explore more of our parts tips and tricks to stay ahead of the curve.

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