Start Your Nissan With A Dead Key Fob

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When you’re out and about in Pocatello or Ammon and your key fob shuts down – would you know what to do? It’s a simple fix, a quick battery change, and you’re back in business. However, if you’re not near any store that sells the proper batteries for your key fob, it can cost you a substantial tow bill. While most situations like this usually end with you settling up with the tow truck driver, we have another solution. Continue reading below to learn how to start your Nissan with a dead key fob.

Getting Inside Your Nissan First

Entering a Nissan with a dead key fob is a pretty easy task by following the easy instructions below:

  • Flip the key fob over, then push the small latch release button.
  • Pull out your hidden emergency key from the bottom of the fob.
  • Insert the key in the driver’s side door and unlock it.
  • Enter your Nissan vehicle.

 Starting the Engine

After you gain entry to your Nissan car, truck, or SUV, it’s time to turn the engine over and start it using your Nissan Key Fob Port:

  • Take the key fob and insert it into the key fob port as normal. Then tap the brake pedal or clutch as you press the START/STOP button.

Don’t have a key fob port? That’s okay— we have you covered below:

  • Step on the brake or clutch as you press the key fob against the START/STOP button.

If you’re still having trouble getting into your Nissan or starting your Nissan with a dead key fob, contact our team, and we can help you access your vehicle and get you set up with a Nissan key fob replacement.

Getting a New Nissan Key Fob

Now that you’ve gained access to your Nissan, you’ll want to drive to your nearest Rexburg auto store or home improvement store for a Nissan key fob battery change. The CR2025 batteries that are used in your Nissan key fob are relatively cheap and easy to install. Once you’ve got a new Nissan key fob battery, follow the instructions below:

  1. Remove the hidden key you used to get into your Nissan.
  2. Insert the key into the slot at the bottom of your Nissan key fob and turn it gently to open the key fob housing.
  3. Take out the old battery after taking note of the position.
  4. Replace the CR2025 battery with your new one, making sure the negative side of the battery is facing up toward you and that the battery is making contact with the metal parts inside the key fob.
  5. Put the key fob back together and test it to ensure it’s working properly.

Service Is Always Available at Ron Sayer Nissan

Now that you’ve learned how to start your Nissan with a dead key fob, you can save some money in the future if you ever run into this situation. However, not every pitfall has a workaround. That’s when our team at Ron Sayer Nissan will spring into action. If you need any service-related assistance or repairs for your vehicle, Nissan, or otherwise, contact the team at Ron Sayer Nissan. Our maintenance and repair team is top-notch, and we can help get you back up and running promptly. Use our online portal to schedule service quickly and easily.

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