How to Open Your 2008 Acura MDX Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2008 Acura MDX Key Fob and Change Battery

Key fob grant easy access to your car. If the key fob battery is weak you lose your fob’s ability to use remote opening function. It's not complicated to change the battery in your key fob by yourself. Everything you need is outlined in this article.

What type battery keyless entry remote use

Don't forget before disassembly remote key fob check all that you need: CR1616 battery, phillips head screwdriver and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR1616 battery
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

Inside of your remote key fob installed button cell battery. Unscrew the back of the key fob. Flip the key fob over and find for at least one fastener holding in the plastic.

Delicately try to disassemble your fob with pry tools. Remove one CR1616 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery in keyless entry fob's shell. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the charge cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check position on battery, by "+" mark.

After the new battery installed, check keyless entry remote by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to put the pieces together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your fob shell for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step. Screw the back of the keyless entry remote.

How to replace the battery video instruction

How To Replace A 2007 - 2013 Acura MDX Key Fob Battery FCCID N5F0602A1A

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Acura MDX use 1xCR1616 batteries. Most CR1616 batteries are under $4 build upon the brand, size packaging and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after keyless entry remote battery change, reprogramming not required. Remote key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Changing your key fob battery is easy to do in 2008 Acura MDX. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for remote key fob disassembly.

Car service pricing for change the battery in key fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make.

Key fob batteries in Acura MDX should be changed every 3-4 years, also this will differ based on frequency of use and build quality. If your remote key fob decreased signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

If your car fob's battery more than 4 years old, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors or signal strength reduced, in most cases battery replace in key fob required. Installed battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, keyless entry remote replace or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: N5F0602A1A
  2. Models: 2007-2013 Acura MDX