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Hi guys

The wife and I put a down payment on an EX. Not sure when it will arrive but I was thinking about the keyless entry and push button start.

What if the battery dies in the key fob. How do you get in the car and how can you start it ?
 

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That is what I am thinking. I asked the dealer today should I carry a spare CR2032 battery. He said no as it should last two years and will beep warning sound when it is going to die.
 

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page 443 of the manual:

If the Smart Entry Remote Battery is Weak
If the beeper sounds, the indicator on the ENGINE START/STOP button flashes,
and the engine won’t start.
Start the engine as follows.
1. Touch the center of the ENGINE START/
STOP button with the H logo on the smart
entry remote while the indicator on the
ENGINE START/STOP button is flashing.
The buttons on the smart entry remote
should be facing you.
u The indicator flashes for about 30
seconds.
2. Depress the brake pedal (continuously
variable transmission) or clutch pedal
(manual transmission) and press the
ENGINE START/STOP button within 10
seconds after the beeper sounds and the
indicator stays on.
u If you don’t depress the pedal, the mode
will change to ACCESSORY.
 

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page 443 of the manual:

If the Smart Entry Remote Battery is Weak
If the beeper sounds, the indicator on the ENGINE START/STOP button flashes,
and the engine won’t start.
Start the engine as follows.
1. Touch the center of the ENGINE START/
STOP button with the H logo on the smart
entry remote while the indicator on the
ENGINE START/STOP button is flashing.
The buttons on the smart entry remote
should be facing you.
u The indicator flashes for about 30
seconds.
2. Depress the brake pedal (continuously
variable transmission) or clutch pedal
(manual transmission) and press the
ENGINE START/STOP button within 10
seconds after the beeper sounds and the
indicator stays on.
u If you don’t depress the pedal, the mode
will change to ACCESSORY.
Thanks for this information. This is my first car with a smart key and was wondering about how the car works when battery flat. Hope this procedure works if and when the battery goes flat. Luckily, I have road side assistance who may help.
 

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This will be my wifes vehicle so I better put the dealership on her speed dial just in case
 

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Download the full manual online or get it from the cd.
 

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Download the full manual online or get it from the cd.

Thanks. I haven't had time to check out the CD yet, and I thought the "Owner's Guide" was rather skimpy compared to my old Matrix's manual and my friend's manual for her new Accord.
 

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Don't put you remote near any working electronic devices. They will drain your remote's battery.

There should be a warning when the battery in the remote is low.

 

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Very helpful. Thanks for posting. ;)

page 443 of the manual:

If the Smart Entry Remote Battery is Weak
If the beeper sounds, the indicator on the ENGINE START/STOP button flashes,
and the engine won’t start.
Start the engine as follows.
1. Touch the center of the ENGINE START/
STOP button with the H logo on the smart
entry remote while the indicator on the
ENGINE START/STOP button is flashing.
The buttons on the smart entry remote
should be facing you.
u The indicator flashes for about 30
seconds.
2. Depress the brake pedal (continuously
variable transmission) or clutch pedal
(manual transmission) and press the
ENGINE START/STOP button within 10
seconds after the beeper sounds and the
indicator stays on.
u If you don’t depress the pedal, the mode
will change to ACCESSORY.
 

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One thing I learned was to not have the fob in your pocket while washing the car. Each time the water sprayed on the handle the car would unlock. Over and over and over.
 

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Here's a random question, but here goes... If the door unlocks due to the proximity of the car to the keys, then would it be impossible to lock them in the car? Coming from someone who has locked my keys in the car twice, I hope so.
 

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Button lock on outside won't lock if keys are inside.
 

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Here's a random question, but here goes... If the door unlocks due to the proximity of the car to the keys, then would it be impossible to lock them in the car? Coming from someone who has locked my keys in the car twice, I hope so.

To lock: Press the door lock button on the front door handle when the vehicle is off. If the remote transmitter is inside the vehicle, the doors will not lock.

Since the transmitter stays in your pocket or purse, you don't have to worry about accidentally leaving your keys in the car. (I've locked my keys in the car a couple of times, too.)
 

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To lock: Press the door lock button on the front door handle when the vehicle is off. If the remote transmitter is inside the vehicle, the doors will not lock.

Since the transmitter stays in your pocket or purse, you don't have to worry about accidentally leaving your keys in the car. (I've locked my keys in the car a couple of times, too.)


If you have ever found loose change in between or behind the seat...you know things DO fall out of pockets.
But...sounds like that that will not be an issue.
 

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Here's a random question, but here goes... If the door unlocks due to the proximity of the car to the keys, then would it be impossible to lock them in the car? Coming from someone who has locked my keys in the car twice, I hope so.
Yes, it is impossible to lock the keys inside the car. Here's a crazy note though. If you start the vehicle, then remove the smart key from the vehicle. (Say a friend exits the vehicle with a bag that has the keys in it) an alarm will sound but the car will remain running. Meaning you can drive off and go wherever you want. But once you've stopped and turned off the car, you can't turn it back on.
 
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