How do I open the key fob for my Honda CR-V?

I need to change the battery in my Honda CR-V key fob, but I have no clue how to get it open. Is there something I’m missing here? What’s the easiest way to open my Honda CR-V’s key fob?

Chloe Jenkins · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
When it’s time to change your key fob battery, figuring out how to open it can be the biggest challenge. To open up the key fob for your
Honda CR-V
, follow these steps:
  1. Look for a button, or small depression, on the top or bottom of your key fob. Press and slide to release the valet key.
  2. Use the valet key or a flathead screwdriver to pry the key fob open.
  3. After gently prying the key fob open, you should be able to separate the two halves and replace your battery.
Once your battery is changed, you should have a fully functioning key fob again! If you’re still having issues, consider taking your car to your Honda dealership, as they can likely help fix the issue.
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