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:


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 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:


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

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.