Introduction

Use this guide to replace a 2012-2016 Honda Civic key remote battery.

Lay the key down so that the Honda symbol is facing upward. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove one screw.
  • Lay the key down so that the Honda symbol is facing upward.

  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove one screw.

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Insert the flat end of the Spudger into the side of the key remote. Pry the key remote apart to remove the cover.
  • Insert the flat end of the Spudger into the side of the key remote.

  • Pry the key remote apart to remove the cover.

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Remove the existing battery.
  • Remove the existing battery.

  • Insert a new CR1616 battery with the '+' sign facing upward.

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Place the two halves of the remote cover back together.
  • Place the two halves of the remote cover back together.

  • Press the unlock or lock buttons to make sure the remote is working.

  • Place the screw into the hole and tighten with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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The original battery in my 2012 Honda Civic Key is a Panasonic CR1616, not a CR1620. I bought an Energizer CR1620, and it was too thick.

Harry - Reply

This isn't the same key remote that I have for my 2015 Civic Si (Sedan). Mine is more square shaped and the key is removable from the inside of the device. It also has no apparent opening-point anywhere around it. The only spot I would consider a possible entry point would be where the key is removed.

Robert - Reply

Robert;

Yes, once the key is removed it is just a matter prying it apart from between the two ears that stick up from the center. A fairly thick flat-bladed screw driver will do it (i used the handle end of a tweezer that was handy). This takes a CR2032 battery, (3) volt, very commonly found. There are two little tabs holding it in, plus (+) side up. Just snap it all back together. Voila.

arlen

Arlen Kerbaugh - Reply

my 2012 remote doesn't look like this, nor does it have the same battery. it takes CR1616, and once you open the casiing, it has a second casing that needs to be opened.

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