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Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob for a second generation 2014 to 2021 Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport SUV.

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2020 Rogue Sport Fob
Back Side of Key Fob
Chrome Silver Button
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Qashqai and the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport (USA) in changing a weak or dead coin cell battery in the switchblade style key fob remote control for the keyless entry system.

Owners of other Nissan, Infiniti or related Renault vehicles such as the Rogue, X-Trail, Note, Versa, Altima, Maxima, Sentra, Juke, Kicks, Murano, Pathfinder, Armada, Frontier, Titan, Quest, NV200, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX60, QX80 and Renault Kadjar may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement coin cell (also known as a "button" or "watch") battery is part number CR2032 H (also known as CR2032H) which are available from various manufacturers such as Maxell, Duracell, Panasonic, Sony and Energizer.

If you can't find a CR2032 H battery, you can also use the standard CR2032 which is the same size and the only difference is that it has a slightly lower nominal capacity.

The CR2032 H battery has a 240 mAh capacity while the CR2032 has a 220 mAh capacity. So you might have to replace the CR2032 a year or two earlier compared to the CR2032 H.

The only tool needed to access and replace the battery is a flat head screwdriver.

The first step is to separate your home key and other keys from the fob.

Note - If your Qashqai or Rogue Sport is equipped with the smart proximity sensing key fob and a "Start / Stop" push button ignition system, please take a look at my Nissan Intelligent Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide.


Switchblade Ignition Key
Small Notch - Bottom
Insert Screwdriver
Press the chrome silver button on the front of the fob to release the swing out "switchblade" style metal ignition key.

Locate the small notch or "slot" on the bottom edge of the fob.

Rotate - Pry Apart
Gently Separate Halves
Pull Off Circuit Board
Insert the blade of the flat head screwdriver into the slot.

Gently twist (rotate) the screwdriver to pry apart the two halves of the fob.

You may need to remove and re-insert the screwdriver into several locations around the edges of the fob to fully release the two halves.

Lift off the top cover of the fob that contains the buttons and the remote control unit.

Set aside the top part of the fob in a safe place.

Old Battery Exposed
Pry Out Old Battery
Lift Out of Socket
Use a small flat head screwdriver, such as from a jeweler's or precision screwdriver set, to gently pry the old battery out of the socket.
"+" Down, "-" Up
Maxell CR2032 H
Lower In New Battery
The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) battery in the fob for this 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport was a Maxell CR2032 H.

Orientate the new CR2032 battery with the "+" positive side facing down into the socket and the "-" negative side facing up towards you.

Pop Into Socket
Line Up Top Cover
Lower Over Bottom
Gently push the new battery down into the holder.

Make sure the battery is fully seated.

Line up the top part of the fob over the lower half.

Gently Snap Together
Key Fob Re-Assembled
Test New Fob Battery
Gently pop together the two halves of the fob.

Make sure the top and bottom parts of the fob are flush together at every edge.

To test the new battery, stand near your SUV and press the "Unlock" or "Lock" buttons.

If the new battery is working properly, you should see the parking lights flash or hear the door locks opening and closing.

Don't forget to write down the battery change in your vehicle's service records.

(Just changing the battery shouldn't clear the original programming from the factory. You shouldn't have to re-program the key fob.)

Please check out all of the 2014-2021 Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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