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How to Start a Nissan With a Dead Key Fob

Learning how to start a Nissan with a dead key fob is simple, and it’s a good idea to brush up on the basics to avoid a panicked morning in Pearland! The service team at South Houston Nissan is here to walk you through the basics of the Nissan key fob, so you know how to deal with a dead battery and find the replacement parts that you need. Find out how to take car care into your own hands below: 

Opening Your Vehicle

You can click and click all you’d like, but if your battery is dead, the buttons just won’t unlock your car doors. So, what do you do?

  • Look for a small release latch under the key fob. Push to open.
  • You’ll see an emergency key hidden inside the fob.
  • Slide the key out through the bottom.
  • Use the key to open the door as normal.

Starting Your Vehicle

You’ve opened the doors, but what about how to start Nissan with a dead key fob?

  • Insert your key fob into the key fob port.
  • Press the brake or clutch.
  • Press the START/STOP button.
  • Your car should turn on, even if the battery is not working.

Finding Nissan Key Fob Replacement

If your key fob is unresponsive, it could be an issue with the device itself – but more than likely, it’s the Nissan key fob battery. A full Nissan key fob battery change takes just minutes of your time, and it will usually solve the problem immediately. Look for a “CR2025” for your Nissan Key fob replacement – or just check our parts department! Then, follow these steps:

  • Access the same compartment that held the emergency key.
  • Remove key housing.
  • Find the dead battery and remove it gently.
  • Add the new battery. 
  • Make sure the negative side is facing you as you close the housing.
  • Put the key fob pieces back in place.
  • Test the fob to make sure it works.

Find a Nissan Key Fob Replacement at South Houston Nissan

At South Houston Nissan, we can help you bring out the very best in your Nissan. Whether you need a Nissan key fob battery change or a multi-point inspection, you can count on our team to deliver the results that you need in Pasadena and Deer Park. Feel free to contact us in Houston with any questions!

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