Honda Ridgeline Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide (2006 – 2020)

I always wanted a Ridgeline when they first came out. Part of me still does. I know they may not be the most practical, but I thought the mix of SUV and Truck was awesome. Anywho, the Ridgeline has had just two keys in it’s lifetime. An older rounded button physical key, and the newer smart key. The newer smart key will look something like this:

Honda Ridgeline smart key battery
Honda Ridgeline smart key

How to Replace a Honda Ridgeline Key Battery (2017 – Present) Smart Key

The Ridgeline uses this fob battery in these model years:

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

This is a very easy key battery to change. The Ridgeline uses the fob case that I show in my video below. It will take, no joke, about 60 seconds to replace the 3v coin battery. Here’s the video:

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


Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 4-pack of CR2032 3 volt lithium coin cell batteries; replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: 8-year leak-free shelf life

Replace a Honda Ridgeline Key Battery (2006 – 2014) – Physical Key Rounded Buttons

Replace the key battery in your older Ridgeline from years
2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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 the older Ridgeline models:

2006 - 2014 Honda Ridgeline Key Battery Replacement Guide

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


Amazon Basics 2 Pack CR1616 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 2-pack of CR1616 lithium coin cells; replacement batteries for small electronic devices
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Powers devices such as watches, calculators, sporting goods, games, medical devices, and more
  • DESIGNED TO LASRT:Long-lasting, reliable battery life; performs in extreme temperatures

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Alright. In this video, I'm going to show you how to change the key Fob for the Honda Ridgeline. Now, this key was used from 2006 to 2014. It's got kind of rounded buttons on it like this. First thing you need to do is flip this key over to its backside.

And there's a small screw here, Phillips screw. If you have a precision screwdriver set, I'll link to this one you can get on Amazon for like $4. You need a really small screwdriver to get this little baby screw out. I've already loosened this one, but the first time you do it, it can be quite difficult. Okay.

So once we've got that screw out, the next thing we need to do is look in the lower left mid side of key. There's an indentation where you can insert Phillips screwdriver like so. And if you twist, you can get some leverage to separate this base from these two pieces into one. And the only connection points up here at the top. So if you want to pull it towards you and pop it out, it'll come right off.

All right. Now, the internals of this battery, you can just pull out pretty easily like this. And then we can set aside the case for the time being. So the internals of the battery in the upper right here, again, there's another indentation where we can put in a Phillips screwdriver and just twist and you'll get access to the internal battery here. Now, the battery is CR 1616 3 volt coin battery.

And when you change this, just make sure when you put a new one back in that the positive side is facing away from you. So there's the CR 1616. So you put a new one in. This one will just kind of pop in.

If you just kind of place it in, make sure it kind of gets set. And then, yeah, you're all set. So make sure there should be no lettering when it's facing you like that. Then reassemble the internal part of this Fob, make sure it's still getting lights. That looks good.

And from there it's just getting our outer casing back together. Put the internal set back in. And then when you're resetting this, if you set this upper lip here kind of has a Ridge to it. If you kind of get that set first, it really makes getting everything else getting the rest of the base set much easier to get that set. Okay, I didn't get it set there.

Get it set first. Okay, there we go. Then everything pops together really nicely. And then you just put in the last little baby skirt. And that's it.

That's how you change the Fob battery for the Honda Ridgeline from 2006 to 2014. And again, the battery in this one was the CR 1616.

Honda manufactured the Ridgeline truck for the North American market segment. It was first produced in 2005 and went into the market as a 2006 model. It received a major redesigning and facelift in 2009 and then in 2012. The manufacturer discontinued the truck’s production in 2014 and re-introduced it into the market in 2017.

The First Generation (2005 – 2009)

The first generation of the Honda Ridgeline was famous for its unique exterior design and the flying buttresses linked to the bed. It was also the pioneer for the lockable in-bed trunk that is an independent suspension with extra storage in its back seat cushions. The vehicle had car-like specifications and a 3.5 L V6 standard engine for all models. The truck has a horsepower of 247 and featured a five-speed auto transmission powerful enough to tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds.

The Second Generation (2009 – 2014)

During the release of the second generation of the Honda Ridgeline, the manufacturer announced more than 50 changes. The second-generation model had a bolder look and felt with a powerful engine. The trailer hitch feature was made standard for all trim levels. Other new features included Bluetooth HandsFree Link, improved grille, and rear view backup camera for higher trim levels. It also featured a new steering wheel and new infotainment. The V6 engine was retained with few modifications that improved its power output to 250 hp. In 2012, the manufacturer introduced 18-inch alloy wheels and a blacked-out grille.

The Third Generation (2017 – Present)

In 2015 and 2016, Honda discontinued the Ridgeline trucks production and brought the third generation in 2017. This third-generation featured a return to the standard truck design with no flying buttresses. The truck is made up of ultra-high-strength steel for strength that gives it a rigid structure. It also features some unique features from its predecessors such as the dual-action tailgate, rear-seat storage, and an in-bed trunk. The third generation introduced a bigger but shallower bed, while the in-bed trunk is deeper. The Ridgeline is similar to the manufacturer’s global light truck platform, and it is identical to the Honda Pilot except for its extended wheelbase. The latest generation of the Honda Ridgeline has a more powerful engine with a power output of 280 hp with more safety features. The Six-speed auto transmission is standard with an optional nine-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can get either a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive option.