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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Par

Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:41 am

mwalsh wrote:I posted on the other thread - Energizer 2025 2-pack...$3.79 at Fry's.


Energizers are done for - 2 years 2 months.
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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Par

Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:02 pm

mwalsh wrote:Energizers are done for - 2 years 2 months.


Energizer 2025 2-pack $4.37 at Walmart. $8 at Walgreens! :shock:
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 70,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Part 2

Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:32 am

I've been getting the low battery warning on my fob for the last month?? so I finally decided to replace the batt before it got too low as to not work. I had both the correct cr2025 and the larger capacity cr2032. I figured I'd give the 2032 a shot since the original 2025 only lasted me 1.5 years, although going off when the car was made it made 27 months.
I did have a bit of a time getting the two halves to snap together, I ended up having to first snap one side closed and then I was able to just barley get the other side to completely close. I'm a bit worried about how they'll separate the next time I need to replace the battery as it did make a rather loud "click" when it finally closed. Time will tell and when the time comes I'll update this thread with how it went. All buttons seem to work just fine although truthfully I never use them, I always push the door handle button to lock and unlock the car and use the interior button to open the charge door, the fob just sits in my pocket untouched.
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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Part 2

Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:50 pm

Here are some specs on the batteries.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CR2032_battery
http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/cr2025.pdf
note they differ by thickness and capacity.
After reading the posts, there appears to be some problem batteries...one would want to use a high quality fresh product for the installation. Perhaps even check that the voltage is 3 volts before using
I replaced the battery with a CR2032 in my fob and it has been working fine in my 2011 car for three years.

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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Part 2

Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:28 pm

Model of the battery type are exact dimensions of the battery :D
CR2032 is 20mm diameter 3.2mm thick
Guess the other one :lol:

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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Par

Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:44 am

mwalsh wrote:
planet4ever wrote:Or $1.00 apiece as my wife proved to me by getting one at a place I thought I would never go to -- Dollar Tree.
Ray


I love Dollar Tree! :)


I used Dollar Tree (Sunbeam brand) CR2032s in my wife's Volt fobs. They only lasted a year, but I did get two for my dollar. I rarely see CR2025s available in the Dollar Tree stores local to me (only one time).
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2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Part 2

Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:47 pm

I dropped by Advance Auto Parts and they had fresh EverReady 2025 in a two pack for $4 with a use by date of 2024. Thumb nail opened the fobs just fine and we replaced the original circa 2013 OEM Sony batteries in both fobs of my 2014 Leafs in a few moments and verified they worked before I left the store. I should be good for another 2 years at $1 per year per fob. Just remember to keep the fobs away from your cell phone or other WiFi/Bluetooth devices and fresh quality batteries should last for years.

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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Part 2

Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:58 am

I was also told by a Nissan Dealer parts department that a CR2032 would fit and work where a CR2025 was used. they stated it was only a few mm thicker... and are cheaper to get.. I stock maxell CR2032 that I pay $0.99 each.
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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Part 2

Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:46 pm

Parts007 wrote:I was also told by a Nissan Dealer parts department that a CR2032 would fit and work where a CR2025 was used. they stated it was only a few mm thicker... and are cheaper to get.. I stock maxell CR2032 that I pay $0.99 each.

It does fit but I'm not sure I'd advertise it as a good solution for everyone. I did it but it was extremely hard to get both halves to snap back together either on my 3 or 4 button remote, can't remember right now but I do remember one style just barely snapped together while the other took even more pressure. Yes it's only a fraction of a inch(.098" for a 2025 and .126" for a 2032) but the remote is built to pretty close tolerances. I only plan on using the 2032 but again I'm not sure I'd advertise it as a positive match :)
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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Part 2

Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:03 pm

2032 is 20mm in diameter and 3.2mm in thickness. 2025 is 20mm in diameter and 2.5mm in thickness.
So the difference is 0,7mm. Metric system is that easy :)

Tesla uses 18650 cell, those are 18mm in diameter and 65.0mm in height. Gigafactory will make 21700, so 21mm and 70.0 mm.

Just saying. It is easier to know how things work rather than ask again with 2016 vs 2025 cells :D

I wouldn't push 2032 cell if it goes with huge force. Depends, haven't tried really.
2032 has significantly more capacity due to extra thickness. A third more.
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