How to Open Your 2013 Acura MDX Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2013 Acura MDX Key Fob & Change Battery

Remote key fob grant easy access to your Acura. If the remote key fob battery is dead or weak you not to be able open trunk or doors remotely. In this article, you’ll benefit from knowing how to disassembly your car remote key fob and replace a dead or weak battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near MDX, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check all you need before you start.

What is the battery key fob require

Before starting disassembly remote key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver, CR1616 battery and phillips head screwdriver.
  • phillips head screwdriver
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR1616 battery

Step by step guide

Inside of your remote key fob installed tiny coin cell battery. Unscrew the back of the key fob. Flip the key fob over and look for at least 1 fastener holding in the plastic.

Accurately try to disassemble your remote key fob with pry tools. Change 1xCR1616 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it in keyless entry fob's shell. Battery must be installed with the same position as was an old. Your key will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

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

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

Key Fob Battery Replacement 2013 Acura MDX Video

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

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Acura MDX use 1xCR1616 batteries. Most CR1616 batteries are under $6 depending on the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Remote key fob in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed 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 replace battery in your 2013 Acura MDX keyless entry remote yourself. Most difficult part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our guide.

The cost to replace the battery inside key fob is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand and the service pricing.

You should replace batteries inside key fob of Acura MDX at least every four years. The term of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality.

If your car signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery replace inside key fob needed. Currently installed battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not fix, keyless entry remote change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

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