How to Open Your 2018 Honda Pilot Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2018 Honda Pilot Key Fob and Change Battery

Remote key fob grant access to your car. When the keyless entry remote battery is weak you will lose your fob’s ability to control distance opportunities. Below, we walks you through how to disassembly your car key fob and replace your Honda key battery.

What kind of battery key fob use

Before going to disassembly keyless entry remote check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and 1xCR2032 battery.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to change the battery in your car's key fob

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed small button cell battery. Open key before you try to pry apart the keyless entry remote.

Carefully try to disassemble your remote key fob with pry tools. Remove CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside fob’s body. 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.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, make sure that all functions works by pressing buttons on circuit board.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to assemble the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your fob shell for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

How to replace the battery video instruction

Changing the Key FOB Battery on the 2016 Honda Pilot. (or 2017, 2018 Civic, CR-V and Accord)

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Honda Pilot use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Often, after key fob battery replace, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Replacing your remote key fob battery is easy to do in 2018 Honda Pilot. Most of car manufacturers think about customers and make a special hole for key fob open.

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

Keyless entry remote batteries in modern cars should be changed every three years, also this will vary based on their amount of use and build quality. If your keyless entry remote decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make trouble for you.

If your Pilot key fob buttons not working, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or signal strength reduced, it's probably battery change inside key fob needed. Installed battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not help, key replace or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: KR5V2X V44
  2. Models: 2016-2019 Honda Pilot