How to Start a Nissan with Dead Key Fob

Man opening car with key fob


In the unfortunate event that you’re running errands around the Waynesville area, you try to get into your car or start it and nothing happens, it’s likely your Nissan key fob battery. While you may need a Nissan key fob battery change, can you still start a Nissan with a dead key fob? Yes you can! Learn more from the service experts at Al West Nissan to find out how you can start your Nissan vehicle with a dead key fob, as well as how you can perform a Nissan key fob battery change. And if you’re really stuck, don’t be afraid to schedule an appointment–we’d be happy to help you!

Unlocking Your Nissan with a Dead Key Fob 

First things first, let’s go over how you can enter your vehicle when your Nissan key fob battery is no longer working. Follow the steps below: 

  • First, flip the key fob over, then push 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 with a Dead Key Fob 

Once you’re in the vehicle, you’ll need to know how to start your Nissan with a 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.

How to Perform a Nissan Key Fob Battery Replacement

To keep from having to repeat the previously mentioned steps, here’s how you can change your Nissan key fob battery:

  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 ensure it works properly.

Get More Nissan Service Tips From Al West Nissan

If you need assistance replacing your Nissan key fob battery, or you’d like a Nissan key fob replacement, schedule an appointment at our service center today! Our certified technicians are committed to helping Nissan owners like yourself keep their Nissan vehicles and Nissan accessories functioning like new!

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