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Nissan Car Key Replacement

Nissan 350z key Replacement key fob batteries are easy to replace. But first you’ll need to know if your car uses an intelligent fob, push to start button or regular remote/non-transponder key.

You’ll also require your key code, which must be kept in a safe location and should match with the one that came with your car.

Transponder Keys

Commonly found in newer vehicles transponder keys usually have an RFID microchip within the key that transmits a specific code to the car every time it is put into the ignition. It is designed to stop theft by ensuring that only the right key can start the car. If you’d like to know more about the technology’s working call your local locksmith or dealer to schedule demonstrations.

When the transponder gets inserted in the ignition, the key transmits an information to the chip within the engine control unit (ECU) of the vehicle. The ECU examines if the number on the key corresponds to the digital serial number of the ECU. If it does then the ECU is then able to disengage the immobilizer and permits the engine to start. If the code doesn’t matched, then the ECU will refuse to accept the signal and stop the engine from beginning.

They are more expensive than traditional metal keys but provide additional security. However car thieves have changed over time and found ways around this anti-theft measure, so the extra cost isn’t enough to keep them from doing anything.

Many people ask if they can copy transponder keys for themselves. The answer is yes however, it is best to leave it to professionals who can help you. The process can also vary depending on the brand and model of your vehicle.

Mechanical Keys

A lot of older Nissans had mechanical keys. The traditional keys made of metal were not equipped with remote functions and were used to open the doors of the vehicle and the ignition cylinders. If your key breaks or the case is damaged, a locksmith will typically replace the internal parts and create a replacement that works like new. A reputable and experienced auto locksmith is also able to make a new key at a less cost than what the dealership would charge.

There are various types of mechanical keys each with its own unique replacement method. Linear switches are equipped with the ability to operate in a linear manner, for example. This means that as you push the button down it will move certain distance until it hits the stopper or activates an internal spring. When the key is put into the ignition the switch will send an alert to the car to turn it up.

Intelligent keys are equipped with a chip inside them that communicates with the computer system of the vehicle. This means that when you lose your key it will have to be replaced with a new one that has been programmed to work with the specific vehicle. This requires a higher level of key technology, which is only available from an automotive locksmith who is specifically trained, and will cost you more than a standard replacement key from the dealership.

Key Fobs

Key fobs have become an integral part of many cars since the late 1990s. They let you unlock and lock the alarm of your car with the push of a button. Many people assume that these systems are secure enough to ensure that only the person who has access to your key code can drive off with your vehicle. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In a few simple steps, even the most sloppy of people are able to exploit these systems.

If your Nissan’s key fob has stopped working as it should, you may need to replace the battery. The majority of key fobs utilize rechargeable CR2025 or CR2032 battery, and they generally last between two and three years. Look up the owner’s manual for instructions if you are not sure how to open a nissan key fob to change the battery.

If your key fob isn’t working due to a more significant issue, it might have to be replaced or programmed. These problems can be more complicated to fix than the simple replacement of batteries, and may require the help of an expert auto locksmith. Certain locksmiths specialize in repair and replacement of intelligent keys and can supply you with a OEM intelligent key for a lower cost than the dealer. They can also come to you, saving you the headache of leaving your vehicle in an auto repair shop. They are also on-call all day, all week.


There are some Nissan models that feature a remote keyless entry system that uses keys to unlock your door and/or start the engine. It is recommended that you have a spare in case yours is lost.

A replacement key fob that works can help you avoid having to pay for a tow as well as the expense of replacing your lost ignition keys. Fobs emit an electromagnetic signal that communicates with the car’s onboard computer to complete a sequence of tasks, like locking or unlocking the doors as well as activating the trunk release, or triggering the panic alarm.

Browse our assortment of Nissan replacement key fobs to find the perfect one to your specific model and year. You can also purchase a pre-programmed key fob for an even lower cost. Choose the correct style since numerous look alike and may cause problems if not compatible. Online sellers that offer a preprogrammed key fob typically require evidence of ownership or registration to confirm legitimacy. Be wary of sites which do not require this information and may be fraudulent.