How to Start a Nissan with Dead Key Fob

It can be quite frustrating when the battery dies on your Nissan key fob. We all know the feeling when you’re all ready to go out with friends or family in Fenton, but you cannot unlock or start your car due to a dead Nissan key fob battery. In this case, you may need a Nissan key fob battery change, however, it’s still possible to unlock and start your car. Learn more about how to start Nissan with a dead key fob with the experts at the Suntrup Nissan service department! If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us anytime!

Unlocking Your Nissan

The first step is unlocking your Nissan vehicle. Although you may need a Nissan key fob replacement, you can still unlock the doors with these simple steps.

  • Push the release latch on the opposite side of the key fob.
  • Take the emergency key out of the bottom of the key fob.
  • Unlock your Nissan by inserting it into the driver’s side door.

Starting Your Nissan Without the Fob

Now that you’ve unlocked your Nissan, let’s go over how to start your vehicle without the key fob.

Many Nissan vehicles have a key fob port, therefore, all you have to do is place the key fob into the port, hit the brake, and push the START/STOP button. If you own a Nissan model that lacks a key fob port, you can hit the brake while pressing the key fob against the START/STOP button.

Changing Your Nissan Key Fob Battery

Although you can still unlock and start your Nissan vehicle, it is important to get a Nissan key fob battery change to avoid the hassle. Here’s how to change the battery:

  1. Remove the emergency key from its housing on the back of the key fob.
  2. Remove the key housing which will provide you access to the Nissan key fob battery.
  3. Swap out the old battery for a fresh CR 2025 battery, and ensure the “negative” side is facing upwards.
  4. Reassemble the key fob and test it by unlocking your Nissan vehicle.

Come Visit Suntrup Nissan For Your Nissan Key Fob Battery Change!

If you’re still unsure about your Nissan key fob replacement, come see us at Suntrup Nissan

In St. Louis! It’s important to have a functional Nissan key fob battery while driving around Mehlville, as it will be much easier to access your vehicle. You can schedule a service appointment with our experts around Oakville, and get your back on the road!

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