On newer Honda's, consumers can roll down the windows and sunroof (when applicable) using the key fob. But can you roll them up the same way? Let's take a look below.
Rolling up the windows in newer Honda is slightly different than rolling them down when using the key fob. Follow these steps, and you'll be rolling up your windows in no time!
- Remove the emergency key in the key fob.
- Place the key into the driver's door.
- Lock it once.
- Then lock it again, holding the lock position until the windows roll-up.
This feature can be convenient when you want to close the windows without getting into the vehicle. This article will explain how to roll up and roll down the windows in a Honda car with a key fob. In addition, we will answer other frequently asked questions about the Honda key fob, so read on!
How To Roll Up A Honda's Windows Using A Key Fob
As vehicle technology advances, Honda carmakers constantly add new features and amenities to their cars. One such feature is the ability to roll up and down the windows with a key fob.
This can be a convenient feature, as it allows you to close the windows without getting into the vehicle.
If you have a Honda with this feature, then you can use the key fob to roll up the windows by:
Remove The Emergency Key
In the Honda key fob, there will be a small emergency key. You will need to remove this key to roll up the windows with the key fob.
There will be a small button or switch that you need to slide or press to release the emergency key. Once the emergency key is released, you can pull it out from the key fob.
Insert The Key Into The Driver's Door
Once you have removed the emergency key, take the primary key and insert it into the driver's door. Once the key is inserted, you will need to turn it to the lock position.
You will then need to turn the key back to the unlock position. Repeat the process, locking the door and holding the lock position until the windows roll-up.
You can stop the windows from rolling up during this process by releasing the key from the lock position. For example, you might do this if you want the windows to be cracked open while away from the car.
It is also important to note that if your car has an automatic transmission, you will need to put the car in neutral before rolling up the windows with the key fob.
How Do You Roll The Windows Down In A Honda Using A Key Fob?
You can also use the key fob to roll down the windows in your Honda. The process is similar to rolling them up, but some key differences are.
The difference is that you don't need the emergency key to roll down the windows.
To do this, follow these steps:
- First, press the unlock button on the key fob.
- Next, press the unlock button again but hold it down for two seconds.
- The windows and sunroof (when applicable) will then begin to roll down.
- To stop the windows from rolling down, you release the unlock button.
The purpose of this feature is to give ventilation to the car without having to get in and start the engine. This can be helpful if you have been parked in the sun for an extended period.
Another reason is if your kids want to sit in the car, but you don't want to give them the keys.
What Is My Emergency Key For?
The emergency key is a small metal key that is hidden inside the key fob. You can use this key to unlock the doors if the battery in the key fob dies.
In addition, you can use this key to get into the car or the trunk.
Think of the emergency key as a spare key hidden in the key fob. If you ever lose your key fob or it runs out of battery, you can keep the emergency key in a safe place to still get into your car.
Can You Start A Honda With A Dead Key Fob?
If your Honda key fob dies, you might think that you are stranded and cannot start your car. But this is not the case! You can start your car with a dead fob.
Follow these steps:
- Insert the metal emergency key into the driver's door.
- Turn the key to the unlock position (clockwise) to unlock the door.
- Now, press your foot on the brake.
- Next, using the key fob, press the start button.
Even though the battery is dead, the chip inside of the key fob is still working. The vehicle will recognize the chip and allow you to start the car.
Take the battery out and go to a store to buy a new one. This might be a good time to get a spare key fob so that you have one in case this happens again.
Replacing Your Key Fob's Battery
If your key fob battery dies, you can replace it yourself. You need a new battery and a small flathead screwdriver (optional).
Follow the steps below:
- First, remove the emergency key from the key fob.
- Next, use the emergency key fob or a small flathead screwdriver to open it.
- Once open, remove the old battery using a pen or the flathead screwdriver.
- Now, insert the new battery into the key fob. Make sure that the positive (+) side is facing up.
- Finally, close the key fob and make sure it clicks shut.
- Test the key fob to see if it works. If not, then you might have inserted the battery incorrectly.
- Pop open the key fob and check to see if the positive side is facing up.
If you still can't get it to work, you can take it to a Honda dealership, and they will replace the battery.
Be careful when opening the key fob and removing the battery. You don't want to damage the key fob as it is a costly part to replace.
Why Isn't My Honda Key Fob Working?
If you replaced the key fob and it's still not working, then there might be something wrong with the key fob itself. It could be a loose connection, or it could be that the chip inside is damaged.
The best way to fix this is to take it to a Honda dealership and have them look at it. They will be able to diagnose the problem and fix it for you.
If you have a spare key fob, see if that one works. If it does, you know that the problem is with the first key fob, and you can take it to the dealership.
It's also possible that the battery is not making proper contact with the key fob. This can happen if the battery is not inserted correctly.
Remove the battery and re-insert it, ensuring that the positive side is facing up.
You should also check for the following:
Dead Car Battery
Check the battery in your car. If it's dead, the key fob won't work because it needs the battery to function. Instead, try jump-starting the vehicle and see if that solves the problem.
While inspecting the battery, check the terminals to see if they are corroded. If they are, you will need to clean them before the key fob works again.
Lastly, make sure the cables are secure and not loose.
Key Fob Is Not Programmed
If you just got the key fob or replaced the battery, it might not be programmed to your car. Each key fob has a chip that needs to be programmed into the vehicle for it to work.
The best way to do this is to take it to a Honda dealership. They will be able to program the key fob for you and make sure that it's working correctly.
If there are electrical issues with your car, it can affect the key fob. The most common problem is a loose connection.
Check all the connections in your car and make sure they are tight. If you're not sure how to do this, then take it to a mechanic and have them check it for you.
Also, check the fuse box to see if any fuses are blown. If they are, replace them and see if that solves the problem.
Lastly, check the antenna to see if it's damaged or not. The key fob needs to communicate with the antenna for it to work.
To Wrap It Up
The Honda key fob feature is a great way to roll down the windows, open the trunk, or even start the car. However, if you run into issues with it, then don't panic.
There are a few things that you can try to fix the problem. If all else fails, then take it to a Honda dealership, and they can help you out.
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