How to Start a Nissan with Dead Key Fob

January 10th, 2019 by

Close-up of a Nissan key fob

No one wants to experience the frustration of getting ready for work and heading out to their new Nissan, only to find they can’t enter or start the car. If you ever find yourself in this predicament, you may need to replace your Nissan key fob battery. Of course, you’re unlikely to have a spare just lying around, right? Nissan of Durango’s guide below tells Farmington drivers how to start a Nissan with dead key fob!

How to Enter Your Nissan

First things first — you’ll need to enter your car. Even if you need a Nissan key fob battery change, you can follow these steps to gain entry:

  • Turn the key fob over and push the release latch.
  • Remove the emergency key from the bottom of the key fob.
  • Use the key to unlock the driver-side door.

How to Start Your Nissan

After you’ve entered your car, the next step is starting the engine. Like the previous step, this is easy. Does your Nissan car, truck, or SUV have a key fob port? If so, you can insert the key fob into the port and press the brake pedal or clutch while pushing START/STOP. This will start your car.

Not sure if your vehicle has a port? That’s okay! Press on the brake pedal or clutch and press the key fob against START/STOP.

How to Perform a Nissan Key Fob Battery Change

Once you’ve gotten around to purchasing a new battery, follow these Nissan key fob replacement steps:

  1. Remember the key you used to get into your Nissan? Remove it again from the key fob.
  2. Remove the key housing and the old battery. Pay attention to how the battery is positioned.
  3. Replace the old battery with a new CR2025 battery. The negative side should be facing upward.
  4. Reassemble the key fob and test it on your vehicle.

Still Have Questions About Nissan Key Fob Battery Changes?

Are you having problems replacing the battery, programming the Key, or is the key fob still not working? Schedule an appointment at our service center near Cortez and Mancos. Our team can diagnose the problem and get you back on the road. While you’re here, take a moment to browse our latest service specials!

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