Honda Accord Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide (1998 – 2020)

The Honda Accord has used 3 different key fob models over it’s 3-decade span. In this guide to replacing the battery in a Honda Accord, I will show you how to change the coin key battery in each of the 3 fobs the Accord has used. Let’s start with changing the battery in the most recent Honda Accord Smart Key that looks like this:

honda accord key battery

How to Replace a Honda Accord Key Battery (2013 – Present) – Smart Key

You can change this Accord key battery in, no joke, 15 seconds with the trick I will show you in the video below. This is for Accord model years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

Honda Accord Key Battery Replacement Guide 2013 - 2020

This is the battery you need for this Honda Accord Smart Key Fob:


AmazonBasics CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery - 4-Pack
  • 4-pack of lithium coin cell batteries; CR2032 cell size
  • 8-year leak-free shelf life, ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • Replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032

Replace a Honda Accord Key Battery (2013 – 2017) – Physical Key Rectangle Buttons

How to replace the Honda Accord key battery physical key with rectangle buttons used 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The Accord used the physical key with rectangle buttons in the following model years:

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

The Accord key battery with the physical key is a little bit challenging to replace. You’ll need a precision screwdriver set, and some patience getting the first small screw out. This set is $4 on Amazon

$4 precision screwdriver set on Amazon You’ll need this to change the Accord key battery.

Here’s my video on how to do it:

Honda Accord Key Battery Replacement Guide 2013 - 2017

This is the battery you need for this Honda Accord physical key with rectangle buttons:


AmazonBasics CR1620 Lithium Coin Cell Battery - 2-Pack
  • 2-Pack of CR1620 lithium coin cell batteries for small electronic devices
  • Powers devices such as watches, calculators, sporting goods, games, medical devices, and more
  • Long-lasting, reliable battery life; performs in extreme temperatures

Replace a Honda Accord Key Battery (2003 – 2012) – Physical Key Rounded Buttons

Replace the key battery in Accord’s from
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

To change the battery in this key, you’ll want a precision screwdriver set $4 on Amazon since the screw is very small on the back of the key. Here’s my video showing exactly how to change this battery:

2003 - 2012 Honda Accord Key Battery Replacement Guide

This is the battery you need for this Honda Accord physical key with rounded buttons:


AmazonBasics CR1616 Lithium Coin Cell Battery - 2-Pack
  • 2-Pack of CR1616 lithium coin cell batteries for small electronic devices
  • Powers devices such as watches, calculators, sporting goods, games, medical devices, and more
  • Long-lasting, reliable battery life; performs in extreme temperatures

The Origins of the Honda Accord

The Accord is a full-size car made by Japanese auto maker, Honda. Honda successfully entered the market with the Civic in 1972 and quickly followed with the Civic’s big brother, the Accord. In a 1976 press release, Honda said the name Accord bore their “desire for accord and harmony between people, society and the automobile”.

The Honda Accord Over the Years

1. First Generation, from 1976 to 1981

The first Accords were three-door hatchbacks. A year later, Honda followed up with a four-door sedan version.

2. Second Generation, from 1981 to 1985

This Accord was the first to be built in the US. The 1984 model was re-styled slightly to give the car a sleeker, more modern look.

3. Third Generation, from 1985 to 1989

This generation featured an Accord Aerodeck, a flat-roofed hatchback.

4. Fourth Generation, from 1989 to 1993

In 1991, the Accord SE was made available again. It was dropped again in 1992, when the other Accords were re-styled. In 1993, it was once again available as was a 10th anniversary edition Accord.

5. Fifth Generation, from 1993 to 1997

This era marked the first time Accords were available in the Philippines.

6. Sixth Generation, from 1997 to 2002

The sixth generation featured two versions geared towards performance, the Type R and the Euro R.

7. Seventh Generation, from 2002 to 2008

In response to the unique market, the American version of this Accord grew larger, while the European and Japanese domestic version stayed largely the same size.

8. Eighth Generation, from 2008 to 2012

This version of the Accord features a different style in North America than in Japan. The North American version is sold in Japan though, just under a different name.

9. Ninth Generation, from 2013-2017

This era saw the introduction of the hybrid Accord and plug-in hybrid to Japan.

10. Tenth Generation, from 2017 to present

The tenth generation Accord is sold as a four-door sedan only. With this generation, the hybrid Accord became available in US markets.

Worth Noting

The Accord has won many awards over the years including car of the year in Japan, South Africa and Canada. The car has appeared on Car and Driver‘s 10 Best list 30 times.

The Accord was the first Japanese car to be produced in the US, and was the best selling Japanese car in the US for sixteen years.In 1989, for the first time in history, an imported car was the overall best selling car in the US. That car was the Accord.

The Honda Accord Today

Millions of drivers have owned the Accord over it’s lifespan. If you’re one of those drivers, you can know you’re on reliable, well-covered ground. From fuel efficiency and affordability to style and comfort, this car has been made for over forty years for good reason.