How to Change a Battery in a Nissan Key FOB

Updated July 20, 2017

The battery inside of a Nissan vehicle key fob is a small, round, 1.5-volt battery. The electric key has three parts to it: the lower and two upper pieces. The key is held together by pressure. If the battery is dead, then the keyless entry and/or wireless start will not work. You will need one basic household tool to disassemble the key fob.

Place the edge of the screwdriver between the crack where the upper and lower pieces meet. Turn the screwdriver in either direction until the pieces separate.

Pull the key fob apart and set the pieces onto a table. Pull the battery from between the two upper pieces.

Insert the new battery between the two upper pieces. Make sure the battery is in the same position as the old one.

Reassemble the key by putting the pieces back together and applying pressure until it snaps back. Program the key according to the owner's manual.


Your owner's manual will contain instructions on reprogramming the key fob.

Things You'll Need

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Replacement battery
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Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.