How do you open a Honda key fob?

I need to open up my Honda Civic key fob to switch out the battery, but I don’t see any release or button to make the fob come apart. How do I open my Honda key fob?

Opening a car’s key fob can be confusing for many drivers. Often, there are no latches, buttons, or clips indicating how the key fob should open. That said, it’s easy to open your Honda Civic key fob once you know what to do. To start:
  • Remove the valet key. On the top or bottom of your key fob, there should be a depression. Pressing the depression will remove the valet key.
  • Once the valet key is gone, use a flathead screwdriver to pry your key fob apart by moving it along the seam of the key fob. Do this gently to avoid causing any damage to the key fob or the components inside.
Once the key fob is open, you can change the battery in a matter of seconds. To put your key fob back together, you only have to snap the pieces back and replace the valet key.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Dec 30, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.

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