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Key Fob Battery Life..... experience and projections.

Bug Magnet (a 2014 Accord EX-L 4cyl) rolled onto the dealer lot early January 2014 and I took possession on May 1, 2014.

Today the low battery key fob warning light flashed on the dash.


Hmmmm, about 3 years to the day the car was received by the dealer.


Of course those CR 2032 replacement batteries are soooooo expensive , just wonder what is the normal life of the battery in the key fob?


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Bug Magnet (a 2014 Accord EX-L 4cyl) rolled onto the dealer lot early January 2014 and I took possession on May 1, 2014.

Today the low battery key fob warning light flashed on the dash.


Hmmmm, about 3 years to the day the car was received by the dealer.


Of course those CR 2032 replacement batteries are soooooo expensive , just wonder what is the normal life of the battery in the key fob?
I have the same exact battery for both of my security remotes, due to the fact that I drive a 6th gen Accord and I never had to replace the battery except till now since my car won't activate or deactivate the Honda dealer installed security system. This should last you a long time.

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Bug Magnet (a 2014 Accord EX-L 4cyl) rolled onto the dealer lot early January 2014 and I took possession on May 1, 2014.

Today the low battery key fob warning light flashed on the dash.


Hmmmm, about 3 years to the day the car was received by the dealer.


Of course those CR 2032 replacement batteries are soooooo expensive , just wonder what is the normal life of the battery in the key fob?
Mine lasted 33 months since I bought the vehicle. So it looks like about 3 years give or take considering both of our cases.

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Mine lasted 2.5 years. Even the spare only lasted about a month longer. I found that to be very weird.

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Keep the battery in the spare fob disconnected. It'll preserve it's life more than keeping it connected. Too early for our accord battery to die, but the infiniti uses the same cr2032. Lasted about 4 years. I bought a 10 pack on ebay or amazon of sony or panasonic batteries a while back. These are the same batteries as used in most desktop pc's to retain date/time/settings.

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Today the low battery key fob warning light flashed on the dash.

Hmmmm, about 3 years to the day the car was received by the dealer.

Of course those CR 2032 replacement batteries are soooooo expensive , just wonder what is the normal life of the battery in the key fob?
So I take it the battery is user replaceable? I just bought a 2013. I wonder if the batteries were replaced as part of the Honda certification process?
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Not sure if it will affect battery life but mine went through the wash the other day and sill works

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And of course, remember you don't even need a battery in it to use it. You have the physical key for access, and holding the fob right against the start button will still start the car. So you can always get going to go buy a battery if needed.

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I had the same low battery warning for my '14 sedan about two months ago at 53k. I have no problem with the mileage at which it occurs, but it seems a bit too soon since I've only had the car for a little more than two years at that point.
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The batteries in my 03 Accord's keys lasted forever. I don't remember changing the batteries more than once in 13 years. I don't expect the batteries in the smart keys to last that long because they do so much more. They stay in your pocket most of the time, so the buttons don't get pushed very much, but I'm sure they are still transmitting a lot through pockets and purses.
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My 04 battries lasted 12 yrs. in ea. of the two keys. You may want to consider a silicone key head case so the buttons are not as likely to get pushed if the key is in your pocket (case slightly recesses buttons).

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My 04 battries lasted 12 yrs. in ea. of the two keys. You may want to consider a silicone key head case so the buttons are not as likely to get pushed if the key is in your pocket (case slightly recesses buttons).
Can you give me a specific case to get (for smart key with remote start)? I noticed the buttons do get pushed in my pocket when I bend over. That's going to wear the battery quick.

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Can you give me a specific case to get (for smart key with remote start)? I noticed the buttons do get pushed in my pocket when I bend over. That's going to wear the battery quick.
I got mine & the several I gave away @ the dealers parts counter. I see they also sell them on Amazon.


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