Not So Fob-u-lous
Honda HR-V has a keyless start system.
As long as your key fob is with you, all you need to do is press the
start button. To enter the car, the door
will unlock when you pull the handle, also as long as the key fob is with you.
It is a very nice system.
when the battery on the key fob runs out?
tried to open the door, but it remained locked.
Pushing the unlock button did work, and the car did start, but I
suspected the battery was running low. I
tested with the spare key fob, and everything was dead on that fob.
and found the key fob battery generally only will last 2-3 years.
was way overdue.
to get stuck unable to enter or start my car due to a dead key fob battery, I ran
to the internet again.
It turns out
the battery I need is the same as the one in my bathroom scale, so I figured I
would just swap out batteries until I could buy a new one.
the internet on how to change the battery.
It seemed simple enough, pop open the key fob, pop out the battery,
replace it and close-up the key fob.
Mrs. C was
at work, so I decided to try the battery switch on the spare fob so if I case I
screwed something up, she would not need to know.
thinks I am incapable of simple fixes.
She may be
open the fob and popped out the battery.
When I did this, all the fob innards, buttons and such also popped
out. This was not good. I had no idea
how to put all the pieces back together again.
Back to Mr.
I found a tutorial
on how to put a Honda key fob back together.
people when changing the battery will not hold the fob together with their thumb…here…like
so. If they don’t do that, pieces will
all fall out and you will have a mess!”
Why did the
first tutorial on battery changing not specify that little piece of
help of this tutorial, and with much fumbling and cursing, I was able to put
the backup fob back together with the bathroom scale battery, and everything
worked as it should.
Now I need
to purchase another battery for the main key fob. I’ll know how to change it, but Mrs. C will
not trust me to not screw it up.
admit that I already screwed up on the backup key fob and was finally able to
put it back together so I now know how to do it correctly, or should I just
take it to the dealer and pay someone to do it for me?
It might seem
like a waste of money to take it to the dealer, but I think I would prefer to
not admit to screwing it up on my first attempt.
I may be incompetent,
but I am not stupid!