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

Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:09 pm

The 2032 battery works as well as the 2025.

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

Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:09 am

The key fob is difficult to open and using a small screwdriver mars the plastic.

I got the dash warning of low battery in the key fob. I didn't even notice the warning for a long time so pay attention!

So I found the spare fob and tried that one: completely dead battery even though not used.

So I tried replacing the spare fob battery first. I did get it to unlock the doors but nothing else.

So a few days later I tried my luck with my primary fob and replaced the battery. (And I tested the new battery with my voltmeter and got 3.2 volts vs 2.9 in the weak battery). Car would not turn on. Door unlock would function.

So now I'm left with two key fobs that don't work. I called local dealer and they said they'd give me a next day appointment. Great.

Meanwhile I did try the dead battery start up procedure and was able to turn on the vehicle. So it seems a dead fob battery is not too critical insofar as actually getting going. But I'm perplexed and annoyed why doing a simple battery replacement in the key fob should result in needing to schedule a service call at the Nissan dearlership.

Someone mentioned that you should not leave the key fob inside the car at night. I care to disagree. I always leave my key fob inside the car at night. And the 2025 button battery lasted 2+ years, which seems to be what others are getting. Meanwhile, the spare, which i didn't use at all and was stored far away from the car, had a dead battery when I needed it!!

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

Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:12 am

My battery swapped with no issues, no dealer, no more message.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV

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

Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:24 am

I leave the fob in the Leaf every night in the garage and I've never had a low battery alert from it... I changed the battery at the two year mark just as a matter of course, not because of any indication that it actually needed it...

walterbays wrote:Remember not to store your fob too close to the car, or they'll spend the whole night "talking" to each other and running your fob battery down much more quickly. I did this once on a Prius, with the fob across the garage wall inside the house, but learned to put the fob farther away.
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
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mwalsh
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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Par

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:24 am

benjmsher wrote:The key fob is difficult to open and using a small screwdriver mars the plastic.


Get it started with a small screwdriver in the slot provided, then use your fingernails for the rest.
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2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
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TimLee
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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Par

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:36 am

sjohnsun wrote:The 2032 battery works as well as the 2025.

Did you read my previous post?
This is BAD advice. :o :shock: :o :shock:
SOME 2032 batteries may work in the fob, but depending on the tolerance on the manufacture of the battery they may not work.
The Sunbeam 2032 would only partially work in my fob, but the thickness was too much and it disabled the function of two of the buttons.
I'm just lucky it didn't permanently damage the fob.
See my previous post:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=13398&start=10#p317123

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

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

Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:52 pm

Hello,
I replaced my fob batteries at 2 yr 2 months. Not because of a warning but because I had to have the fob next to the window to unlock the door. If the fob was in an outside pocket the doors would not unlock even with the handle button.
Reserv Apr 20 - Ord Aug 31
Red - ETEC trim
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Michelin MXV4
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camasleaf
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Re: You know your key-fob battery is running low when... Par

Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:38 pm

2 years and 3 months. My wife saw the warning on the dashboard when started the car. The second fob, does not give a warning. New batteries ordered from amazon.
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5.7kW DC System

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

Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:14 pm

camasleaf wrote:2 years and 3 months. My wife saw the warning on the dashboard when started the car. The second fob, does not give a warning. New batteries ordered from amazon.
Same here, timing and all. Bought the 2025 at the supermarket, 4 bucks or so. Pulled the key out of the fob, used only nails to open it, no screwdriver needed. No sweat at all. Just watch your positive and negative.

I measured the used battery just to make sure, and it didn't pass. I like that warning screen in the Leaf. Cool feature to prevent headaches on the road. You see the sign, you replace and start fresh. Keep wife happy too.

I actually expected the fob holds 2 batteries. Just one is needed...
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1st bar lost at 38,700 miles/22 months
2nd bar lost at 45,750 miles/27 months

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

Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:36 pm

Here are 200 shipped for $24.50

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200-CR2025-CR-2 ... 4d0a8b63dc

tbleakne wrote:
The battery is a 2025. $4.50 for a pair at Lowes.



And 5 for $1.49 shipped!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-CR2025-CR-202 ... 5d3bd4a7fc
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