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This video is a little generic (i.e. vlogger posted same video for multiple Honda models) but provides illustration on how to replace the fob battery if it dies. Reprogramming of the fob should not be needed since it never technically 'dies' (i.e. always has/sends a transponder signal).

 

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This video is a little generic (i.e. vlogger posted same video for multiple Honda models) but provides illustration on how to replace the fob battery if it dies. Reprogramming of the fob should not be needed since it never technically 'dies' (i.e. always has/sends a transponder signal).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccg1sgrglao
CR 2032 is the right battery though?
 

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Thanks for the video, Insightfully!
One can get a duracell cr2032 for less than the Maxell battery, I'm sure!
 

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Got my first keyfob low battery warning earlier tonight. I took the battery from keyfob2 to replace keyfob1 since nobody else drives my Insight. Original battery lasted about 2 years.
 

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Got my first keyfob low battery warning earlier tonight. I took the battery from keyfob2 to replace keyfob1 since nobody else drives my Insight. Original battery lasted about 2 years.
Just curious... but why not just use key fob #2 directly instead of swapping battery?
 

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Can anyone suggest the best battery for the insight 2019 Key?
Overall, the CR 2032 battery is the correct size/spec for key fob battery replacement. I think of batteries as a commodity (vs proprietary) and overall I stick with Duracell or Energizer brands as they've been reliable and long-lasting for a variety of different consumer battery types and uses. Honda sells an OEM battery, but they certainly don't manufacture it themselves; Maxell brand is stamped on the OEM fob battery, so that's another brand option.
 

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I just got the low battery indicator on the dash as well on my 2019 EX, and I just started using the 2nd fob they gave me at Honda. I see online a company sells them for about $100, and claims the dealership charges $300. But with the $100 model, you have to have an automotive skilled locksmith to get it to work, so that may eat up the savings I'd imagine. I'm curious about the battery replacement option, that sounds better. The above video helped a lot and I'll probably go that route. My battery in fob #1 lasted 2 years, 4 months.
 

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I just got the low battery indicator on the dash as well on my 2019 EX, and I just started using the 2nd fob they gave me at Honda. I see online a company sells them for about $100, and claims the dealership charges $300. But with the $100 model, you have to have an automotive skilled locksmith to get it to work, so that may eat up the savings I'd imagine. I'm curious about the battery replacement option, that sounds better. The above video helped a lot and I'll probably go that route. My battery in fob #1 lasted 2 years, 4 months.
Just replace the battery. Remove the physical key from the fob and use it to pry the fob apart. Battery replacement is simple and only a couple dollars! If you're doing one fob, you might was well replace the batteries in both. When I get a low warning for any of the six fobs in my family, I do all fobs at that time. The batteries last around two years.
 
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