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(52,119 posts)
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:48 PM Feb 2024

Is there a place to get Honda 2010 CRV key battery

replaced that doesn't charge under $150? I had a key stolen 5 years ago and it cost me $450 to replace it. I expect that the current price is much higher. I saw on You Tube that you can order a battery through the internet and do it yourself. I am pretty handy and have tiny screwdrivers but will this solve the problem? I think it is the battery and I hope it is not a whole key replacement. Should I go to a wristwatch battery place? Should I attempt it myself. I am LOW income, live alone and $$$ is a big factor.

I got scammed a week ago and I wish I had asked the DU professionals for tech advice so now I hope I get advice before I trust any tech stuff (which is Greek to me).

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Is there a place to get Honda 2010 CRV key battery (Original Post) BigmanPigman Feb 2024 OP
Hope this helps: ret5hd Feb 2024 #1
I can so that! BigmanPigman Feb 2024 #6
This too may help: Drum Feb 2024 #2
Does Car Key Man know BigmanPigman Feb 2024 #7
And also, the battery looks common: CR1616... ret5hd Feb 2024 #3
I just did some research BigmanPigman Feb 2024 #8
You mean the key FOB? If it is the key FOB any good locksmith should JohnSJ Feb 2024 #4
Yes. The other replies helped me BigmanPigman Feb 2024 #9
Ok, I don't know what the deal is then. I have a 2018 Honda Clarity, and a 2002 CRV, and they are both a simple JohnSJ Feb 2024 #11
Go to Youtube and search for replacing a doc03 Feb 2024 #5
I think I will take my watch BigmanPigman Feb 2024 #10
I've had a little hobby for years... OneBlueDotS-Carolina Feb 2024 #12
Looks like replacement Honda keys are easy to program Best_man23 Feb 2024 #13
I'd like to do this BigmanPigman Feb 2024 #14
I had to get a new key for one of my cars (Ford) Best_man23 Feb 2024 #15
Man, that is detailed BigmanPigman Feb 2024 #16
Batteries are cheap, FOBs are ridiculous Kennah Feb 2024 #17
I had done all the research BigmanPigman Feb 2024 #18
I'm 56, so I hear you Kennah Feb 2024 #19
AutoZone has them. Emile Mar 2024 #20
Is that the key that needs to still be cut? BigmanPigman Mar 2024 #21


(52,119 posts)
6. I can so that!
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 05:51 AM
Feb 2024

I hope it IS the battery and not anything else. I lost my other key 5 years ago when my dad died since I was so upset I was screwing up a lot of stuff. I asked the Honda place how much a replacement would cost and they told me over $400. I had a stroke! Needless to say, I never replaced it. My fixed income sucks. I think I can get a battery for under $10 after reading and watching the DU replies.

I can put new soles on boots and I make earrings so I have a ton of supplies and I feel confident that I am up to the task. Thank you!!!


(52,119 posts)
7. Does Car Key Man know
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 05:53 AM
Feb 2024

where I can get a replacement key with alarm for under $400? It seems like a rip off from the car companies. Is there a secret place that does it cheaply?


(52,119 posts)
8. I just did some research
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 05:57 AM
Feb 2024

and it looks like I can get one pretty much anywhere for under $10! I was NOT expecting that. I needed good news this week and this lifted my spirits a bit since I have to pay $350 for a computer place to "clean" my desktop computer which I only use about 4 times a year after it was scammed last Tues. I am pissed off over that and will be until the day I die.


(93,807 posts)
4. You mean the key FOB? If it is the key FOB any good locksmith should
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:59 PM
Feb 2024

be able to replace it, but you have to have the spare key FOB or it will cost considerably more.

If it is the battery isn’t it a standard battery?


(52,119 posts)
9. Yes. The other replies helped me
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 06:00 AM
Feb 2024

narrow the problem down. I think, I mean I HOPE, it is just the battery and not a whole new key. That is supposed to cost hundreds of dollars for some reason. Why are new one so expensive?!?


(93,807 posts)
11. Ok, I don't know what the deal is then. I have a 2018 Honda Clarity, and a 2002 CRV, and they are both a simple
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 08:53 AM
Feb 2024

32xx battery.

Anyway good luck


(35,897 posts)
5. Go to Youtube and search for replacing a
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 12:53 AM
Feb 2024

battery in a 2010 Honda CRV key. There are videos showing about everything. I have a 2020 CRV I replaced the battery in my key in less than 5 minutes, the battery cost about $2. I bought mine at Kroger, Walmart also has them.


(52,119 posts)
10. I think I will take my watch
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 06:03 AM
Feb 2024

to get a battery replaced (I'd been planning on getting around to it) and I'll ask the watch/ jeweler if he could sell me one cheap or I can just pop next door to Ace Hardware or CVS.


(1,397 posts)
12. I've had a little hobby for years...
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 09:02 AM
Feb 2024

Started out replacing watch batteries for my family, this has now grown into replacing batteries on all sorts of devices. From garage door remotes, to glucometers, laptops, guitar multi-effects pedals, and anything with a button-type battery. I have a great assortment of batteries which I buy from eBay. Prices range from $0.75 to &1.00, if you buy 2 to 10 or so. Sellers usually list the expiry date, if they don't move on.


(4,953 posts)
13. Looks like replacement Honda keys are easy to program
Thu Feb 15, 2024, 08:53 AM
Feb 2024

Posting this in the event the battery doesn't fix the issue. You will need all the keys available if you're having to program a new key fob.


(52,119 posts)
14. I'd like to do this
Thu Feb 15, 2024, 11:11 AM
Feb 2024

Since a replacement key with an alarm is over $400 and I only have the spare with no alarm/fob and one with a working alarm. I discovered that my car wouldn't start yesterday when I had planned to buy a battery at CVS for the key. I charged my car for about 15 minutes last night and wondered if my suddenly dead car battery had anything to do with the key not working. I tested it out before my car battery was fully charged and the key's alarm works!

I watched this video and I want to do that! I want my spare key/alarm again but looking at the video I wondered how he got the key cut for his specific CRV. I can buy one like this and program it myself and save several hundred dollars but the key he got from Amazon doesn't appear to be cut along the edges like all keys do. Am I missing a step?


(4,953 posts)
15. I had to get a new key for one of my cars (Ford)
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 08:57 AM
Feb 2024

I purchased a key fob from a Ford Dealer whose parts department sells parts on eBay. Its best to go with an OEM key over some cheap aftermarket. Some dealers market parts on eBay to augment their usual sales to other dealers and local shops. I found this one on eBay, Galpin Honda is the seller and they are a Honda dealer in Southern California.


I then took my new key fob to a local hardware store to get it cut. This is the riskiest part, as you need to find a place that cuts keys frequently and won't mess up your new key.

Once the key is cut, try it out on one of the CRV's locks not tied to the ignition (read: vehicle's onboard computers). The trunk/hatchback, glovebox, or locking center console are good candidates. Once you're sure the newly cut key works in the locks, proceed with programming. Drive home and do the programming there, in case things go awry so you're not stranded somewhere.

Once your new key is programmed and will start the CRV, drive the vehicle with the new key, but keep the old one with you anytime you drive just in case the new one fails (that can happen even with keys bought directly from the dealer). Once you're confident the new key works (a good threshold is a week's worth of vehicle use), pull the battery from the old key and put it away somewhere you can find it such as with the car's title.

Do not dispose of the old key! The keys that came originally with the car are hard coded into the Body Control Module (one of several computers that run vehicle systems). Losing or throwing away that original key means you would be compelled to take the car to a Honda dealer if you ever need to program additional keys in the future.

Good luck.


(52,119 posts)
16. Man, that is detailed
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 06:40 PM
Feb 2024

and I am grateful. I do not understand car's computers at all and need to have step by step instructions. I am saving this!!! Thanks!

Did you know that if you don't drive often your car won't pass the CA Smog Test. It turns out that to trick the computer I had to drive non-stop between 50-60 mph for about 40 miles, then stop and wait for 1 hours then go back at 50-60 and it will pass. Odd!


(14,408 posts)
17. Batteries are cheap, FOBs are ridiculous
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:51 PM
Feb 2024

I think I replaced the batteries in the FOBs of my Saturn Relay over the years several times. Had to replace FOBs once or twice over the years. They were "reasonably" priced at about $90 from the dealer.

Relay has gone to go "live on a farm" after the wife totaled it last year.

Dodge Caravan and Honda Odyssey needed an additional set of keys. FOBs were about $300+ each from a local locksmith. About the same or more from the dealer.

Odyssey was easy. Buy it, wait to arrive, locksmith programs it in minutes, pay, and out the door.

Caravan was a beast. Buy it, wait to arrive, and locksmith cannot program it despite a significant effort. Running around, YouTube watching, research, visit back to the locksmith twice, visit two different dealers, and for $10 I got the four digit key FOB PIN, which I needed in order for the locksmith to program the FOB. A few minutes later, with the PIN, programmed.


(52,119 posts)
18. I had done all the research
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 08:21 PM
Feb 2024

involved it buying a new battery as well as programming a new key yourself. Then an idea came to me. The same time my key alarm stopped working was the same time that I had left a door slightly open and drained the car battery, even after I charged it the day before.

Bingo! I recharged the car battery and tried the key alarm again and IT WORKED!!!

I learned something new and as a 61 years old I am still an old dog learning new tricks. It is exhausting though.


(52,119 posts)
21. Is that the key that needs to still be cut?
Sun Mar 3, 2024, 09:20 PM
Mar 2024

Do they cut specific cars there? I have been there before but mostly for wipers. I never checked the keys out.

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