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How do you start a Honda with a dead key fob?

My Honda key fob died and I don’t know how to get into or start my car. It’s a real pickle since I’ll probably need my car to go buy a new fob or get a new battery. Is there any way to start my car without the fob?

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Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A dead key fob can be a real disruptor for those who own push-to-start cars. But I have great news—there is a physical key inside your fob that you can use to open your door! And there’s a cool trick to drive your car, too.
To start a Honda with a dead key fob, just slide the tab over on the backside of the fob to access the physical key. Once you’re inside the car, you can start it by putting your foot on the brake and simultaneously holding the fob right next to the START/STOP button. Then, press the button twice to start your car.
If this doesn’t work, you may need to contact a mobile mechanic or a locksmith to help you out.
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