Honda CR-V Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide (2005 – 2020)

The Honda CR-V was an early entrant in the crossover SUV market. It has used 3 different types of keys in its 15 year life. Two of the physical smart keys, and then the most modern smart key fob:

honda cr-v smart key battery

How to Replace a Honda CR-V Key Battery (2016 – Present)

How to replace the CR-V smart key battery
How to replace the CR-V smart key battery

This newest smart key fob has been used in the Honda CR-V in the following years:

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Here is my video on how to change the battery in the CR-V smart key:

This is the battery you need for this Honda CR-V Smart Key Fob:


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Replace a Honda CR-V Key Battery (2014 – 2020) – Physical Key Rectangle Buttons

How to replace the Honda CR-V Key Battery – Physical Key 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

The Honda CR-V has a tough key battery to replace. You’ll need a small screwdriver. Not like the small one you have in your toolset. You’ll need a precision set. This set is $4 on Amazon

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

The Honda CR-V used the physical key with rectangle buttons in the following model years:

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Changing the battery does take some work on this CR-V key. Here’s a youtube video I made that show exactly how to do it:

This is the battery you need for this Honda CR-V physical key with rectangle buttons:


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Replace a Honda CR-V Key Battery (2005 – 2013) – Physical Key Rounded Buttons

Replace the key battery for your CR-V model years
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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 on this older CR-V:

This is the battery you need for this Honda CR-V physical key with rounded buttons:


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