How to Open Your 2008 Honda Ridgeline Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2008 Honda Ridgeline Key Fob & Change Battery

If your auto remote key fob is not unlock doors properly, the cell battery likely needs to be changed. In this post, we explained how to open your remote key fob and change a dead battery yourself. If you gonna solve to do it at home near Ridgeline, follow our guide, but first make sure you have all you need before you start.

What type battery does 2008 Honda Ridgeline key fob take

Changing battery in remote key fob require phillips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver and 1 CR1616 battery. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your fob’s batteries.
  • 1xCR1616 battery
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to change the battery in your Ridgeline's keyless entry remote

A small coin cell battery installed in the your key fob. Remove screw on the back of the keyless entry remote. Spin the remote key fob over and look for at least one fastener holding in the plastic.

Carefully try to open your keyless entry remote with flat head screwdriver. Change 1xCR1616 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside fob’s shell. Battery must be installed with the same polarity as was a previous. Your key will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, verify key fob by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your keyless entry fob's body in reverse order.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your shell two halves together and put it in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your fob shell for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step. Screw the back of the remote key fob.

How to replace the battery video instruction

How To Change A Honda Ridgeline Key Fob Battery (2006-2014)

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Honda Ridgeline use 1xCR1616 batteries. Most CR1616 batteries are under $4 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Key fob in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery change. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2008 Honda Ridgeline key fob yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

Dealer service price for change the battery in keyless entry remote is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the make.

Key fob batteries in Honda Ridgeline should be changed once in three years, but this will differ based on their amount of use and build quality. If your remote key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

These signs will warn you that it's perhaps time to replace battery in your Honda Ridgeline: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, key fob buttons not working, signal strength reduced and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: OUCG8D-380H-A
  2. Models: 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline