Nissan Pathfinder Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Nissan Pathfinder Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Nissan Pathfinder key replacement - All you need to know

Nissan Pathfinder key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Nissan Pathfinder Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

Nissan Pathfinder Keys Replacements by Year – Not sure which key you had: regular, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Coding a new Nissan key on-site by an automotive locksmith

Coding a new Nissan key on-site by an automotive locksmith

Have you lost your Nissan Pathfinder car keys? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Nissan Pathfinder Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Nissan Pathfinder Car Key Replacement Cost

All Nissan key fobs and transponder keys need to be coded by a special machine

All Nissan key fobs and transponder keys need to be coded by a special machine

Can I get a replacement Nissan Pathfinder key by VIN?

Nissan Pathfinder Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Nissan Pathfinder

Remote key fob for a Nissan Pathfinder

Remote key fob for a Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder key fob battery – How do I change or replace the battery? What is the cost? What size is the battery? And more.

 

Introduction:

Nissan Pathfinder Car Keys Replacement

Nissan Pathfinder Car Keys Replacement

The Nissan Pathfinder was introduced in 1987. This model has three versions (Nissan Pathfinder w/Prox, Nissan Pathfinder w/o Prox, Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid) and eight types of keys.

Remote Key Fobs: 2007 to 2020.

Transponder Chip Keys: 1999 to 2020.

Non-Transponder Keys: 1987 to 1999.

Original Nissan key replacement

Original Nissan key replacement

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Nissan Pathfinder key fob or transponder key? Click here for more information.

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:

 

Nissan Pathfinder w/Prox:

 

2019, 2020: (KR5TXN7)

2019, 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Remote Key Replacement (KR5TXN7)

2019, 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Remote Key Replacement (KR5TXN7)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2016, 2017, 2018: (285E3-5AA3C)

2016, 2017, 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Remote Key Replacement (285E3-5AA3C)

2016, 2017, 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Remote Key Replacement (285E3-5AA3C)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2013, 2014, 2015: (285E3-3KL4A or 285E3-3KL8A)

2013, 2014, 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Remote Key Replacement (285E3-3KL4A or 285E3-3KL8A)

2013, 2014, 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Remote Key Replacement (285E3-3KL4A or 285E3-3KL8A)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012: (285E3-EM30D)

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Remote Key Replacement (285E3-EM30D)

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Remote Key Replacement (285E3-EM30D)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

Nissan Pathfinder w/o Prox:

 

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (NI04T)

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Transponder Key Replacement (NI04T)

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Transponder Key Replacement (NI04T)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004: (NI01T or NI02T)

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Transponder Key Replacement (NI01T)

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Transponder Key Replacement (NI01T)

 

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Transponder Key Replacement (NI02T)

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Transponder Key Replacement (NI02T)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999: (X237/DA34)

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Nissan Pathfinder Non-Transponder Key Replacement (X237/DA34)

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Nissan Pathfinder Non-Transponder Key Replacement (X237/DA34)

 

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995: (X123/DA25)

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Nissan Pathfinder Non-Transponder Key Replacement (X123/DA25)

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Nissan Pathfinder Non-Transponder Key Replacement (X123/DA25)

 

 

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid:

 

2014: (285E3-3KL4A or 285E3-3KL8A)

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Remote Key Replacement (285E3-3KL4A or 285E3-3KL8A)

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Remote Key Replacement (285E3-3KL4A or 285E3-3KL8A)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Nissan Pathfinder car keys, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

How to Get a Nissan Pathfinder Replacement Key

How to Get a Nissan Pathfinder Replacement Key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Nissan Pathfinder cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Nissan Pathfinder. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder, or a regular key.

A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

Nissan Pathfinder Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Nissan Pathfinder Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2019 Nissan Pathfinder w/Prox.

Also, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Nissan Pathfinder key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Nissan Pathfinder key without the original? What is the average price?

Nissan Pathfinder Key Replacement Cost - Estimate only

Nissan Pathfinder Key Replacement Cost – Estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Nissan Pathfinder key can cost between $50 to $360. The cost depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not
Replacement Car Key Price Factors

Replacement Car Key Price Factors

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. Therefore, you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher.

On-site coding of Nissan key by an automotive locksmith

On-site coding of Nissan key by an automotive locksmith

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

in case your ignition cylinder has been changed, which is quite common in older cars, that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In these instances, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, which in this case, the dealer can’t help.

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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Q: Can I get a Nissan Pathfinder key replacement by VIN?

A: That depends on the year model of your car and your key type.

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith to access the key code on file, i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code, which is a very fast and easy process. There are, however, two things to consider:

  1. For Nissan Pathfinder vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available. So, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Nissan Pathfinder vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or remote, intelligent key, or fob key, codes are available. However, programming is necessary. You will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.

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Q: Nissan Pathfinder key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

Automotive locksmith coding a new Nissan key fob

Automotive locksmith programming a new Nissan key fob

A: The Nissan Pathfinder has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple, we divided all Nissan Pathfinder keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No Programming needed:

Car Key Cutting Machine

Car Key Cutting Machine

Nissan Pathfinder non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them. Therefore, no programming is needed.

X237/DA34, X123/DA25.

 

Nissan Pathfinder keys that need to be programmed – You will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Nissan Pathfinder Car Key Programming Tool

Nissan Pathfinder Car Key Programming Tool

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

KR5TXN7, 285E3-5AA3C, 285E3-3KL4A or 285E3-3KL8A, 285E3-EM30D, NI04T, NI01T or NI02T.

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Q: I have a Nissan Pathfinder key and would like to get a keyless entry system to unlock all doors as well. Can you tell me which one should I get? Will it need to be programmed and can I program it myself or not?

A: The Nissan Pathfinder has a few keyless entry system options. For newer models, the key you have contains a built-in keyless entry system (a remote master key or key fob/smart key). Some need to be programmed by a professional locksmith or dealer and some don’t. Below you will find all the information relevant for Nissan Pathfinder entry system.

 

Keyless entry information for the Nissan Pathfinder:

Keyless Entry Information Nissan Pathfinder

Keyless Entry Information Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder has a few keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

For year models 2007 to 2020, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote keys.

2006 to 2012: CWTWBU733(415) (Choose Method A)

2002 to 2005: KBRASTU15 (Choose Method A)

2000 to 2001: KBRASTU10 (Choose Method A)

1998 to 2000: KBRASTU09 (Choose Method A)

1996 to 1999: KOBUTA3T (Choose Method A)

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Nissan Pathfinder key fob battery – important information: How to replace, Size, Cost, and More.

Key Fob Batteries

Key Fob Batteries

The Nissan Pathfinder model has different kinds of keys. If your model uses a key fob, here is some important information you should know about the battery.

First, when the battery is dead, it doesn’t mean you can’t unlock your car. You can use the emergency key provided with the key fob to unlock the car.

How the Key Fob Looks Inside, Battery and Emergency Key

How the Key Fob Looks Inside, Battery and Emergency Key

If you want to start your vehicle, you can do it by placing the key fob in the charging area once you are in the car. This way, you will be able to start your vehicle EVEN if the battery is dead.

Finally, let the key fob charge until you get to a place when you can replace the key fob battery.

 

Nissan Pathfinder Key Fob Battery Information:

Car Key Battery Replacement Variety

Car Key Battery Replacement Variety

Nissan Pathfinder key fobs are battery operated. Every two years or so, or when the battery is low, you may need to change the key fob battery. Here is all the information you need.

The type of battery you need is a CR-2032 for KR5TXN7, 285E3-5AA3C and 285E3-3KL4A or 285E3-3KL8A remotes and a CR-2025 for 285E3-EM30D remote. The average price for these batteries is about $5.

You can get CR-2032 online here and CR-2025 here.

Also, you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, AutoZone, etc.

Here is some general information for Nissan Pathfinder key fob:

Type of battery: CR-2032 lithium

Key Fob Battery - CR2032

Key Fob Battery – CR2032

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 3.2 mm

 

Type of battery: CR-2025 lithium

CR2025 Key Fob Battery Replacement

CR2025 Key Fob Battery Replacement

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 2.5 mm

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on a few factors such as usage, weather conditions, etc. To better protect your Nissan Pathfinder key fob and extend its battery life it may be a good idea to have a key fob cover or a case. You can get it online here.

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