The Honda CR-V was an early entrant in the crossover SUV market. It has used three different types of keys in its 15-year life. Two of the physical smart keys, and then the most modern smart key fob:
Is your Honda CR-V key fob battery low, about to go off, or is dead already? Keep reading my Honda CR-V key Fob battery replacement guide and you will see how to change the battery in any of the three types of Honda Crv fob keys.
Find other Honda models’ key fob battery replacement guides here.
How to Replace a Honda CR-V Key Fob Battery (2016 – Present)
This newest smart key fob has been used in the Honda CR-V in the year 2016 till 2022
All you need is a new Smart Key Fob battery available on Amazon website or the physical stores.
Scroll down for a video or keep reading to see how to change the battery in the CR-V smart key:
How to replace the battery in a Honda CR-V key fob
Total Time: 2 minutes
1. Pull down knob, remove valet key
Flip it over to reveal the little knob at the back. The knob looks like an arrow pointing down.
Pull down the knob towards you and pull out the valet key.
2. Use valet key to separate halves
Insert the valet key into the middle of the key and twist. The key will come off in halves after.
After separating the two pieces, you now have access to the battery.
3. Install new CR2032 battery, check polarity
Put the valet key under the old coin battery and push out the battery and put in the new battery. Make sure the positive side is facing towards you.
4. Reassemble key fob and insert key
Now put the battery casing back together and snap them against each other. Then put the valet key back in.
5. Key ready!
That’s it! Your key is all set.
That was an easy Honda CR-V key Fob battery replacement guide, wasn’t it?
This is the battery you need for this Honda CR-V Smart Key Fob:
Replace a Honda CR-V Key Battery (2014 – 2020) – Physical Key Rectangle Buttons
The Honda CR-V has a tough key battery to replace. You’ll need:
a) 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
b) A new CR2032 battery. This is the battery you need for this Honda CR-V physical key with rectangle buttons:
The Honda CR-V used the physical key with rectangle buttons in the following model years:
Changing the battery does take some work on this CR-V key. Scroll down for a video on or keep reading for a well-detailed Honda CR-V key Fob battery replacement guide.
This is the battery you need for this Honda CR-V physical key with rectangle buttons:
Flip the key to the back and locate the tiny screw at the back. The screw is tiny so here’s where the precision screwdriver set comes in. Press down the smallest screwdriver onto the screw and screw out.
Put a flat screwdriver into the notch at the left side of the key fob and twist. Twist till you can conveniently open up the fob into halves. You now have access to the battery.
Use the flathead to pop out the old battery gently. Now, put in the new battery with the positive side away from you. Press it down lightly to ensure it fits in properly.
Place the fob together and press them lightly to keep them in place. Complete the process by fixing the tiny screw back in place and you’re all set!
Replace a Honda CR-V Key Battery (2005 – 2013) – Physical Key Rounded Buttons
To change the battery in this key, you’ll need:
a) a precision screwdriver set $4 on Amazon since the screw is very small on the back of the key.
b) a new CR1620 battery. This is the battery you need for this Honda CR-V physical key with rounded buttons:
Scroll down for a video or keep reading to see exactly how to change the battery on this older CR-V:
Turn the key over and check for a tiny screw. Use a small screwdriver from the precision set to press down on the screw and turn. Get the screw out and set it aside.
Place a flathead screwdriver into the notch at the left side of the key fob and give it a twist. The twist will creat a little space at the base of the key. Now, put your fingers into the little space that you have created and pull towards you. The fob will give way into separate halves to reveal an internal piece.
Pull out the inner piece with buttons and set the fob aside. Place a flathead screwdriver into the notch at the upper right part of the piece and give it a twist. The piece will open into halves and give you access to the battery.
Place the flathead screwdriver underneath the battery and pop out the old battery carefully.
Place a finger underneath the right area of the battery hole and put in the new battery. Make sure that the positive side of the battery is away from you i.e the part without letters should face up. Now gently push the battery in and it’d snap into place.
Reassemble the piece and press them together to ensure a snug fit. Now, put the inner piece back into the shell. Make sure the ridge at the top of the key snaps back into place before closing up the casing. Snap the key fob together and screw the screw back in.
Voila! You’re finished with the Honda CR-V key Fob battery replacement. Your fob key is as good as new!
This is the battery you need for this Honda CR-V physical key with rounded buttons: