Chevy Equinox: Start With Dead Key Fob Battery

Eventually, battery in the key fob for the Chevy Equinox will fully drain. So what happens if you’re out in the middle of nowhere with a dead fob battery? How will you start the vehicle?

Don’t worry! Chevy thought of that. There is still a way you can start the Equinox ignition even when the fob is dead. We show you how with this guide.

  1. Place the key fob in the front cabin cup-holder.
  2. Place the vehicle gear in P or N.
  3. Hold the brake pedal then press the “Engine Start/Stop“.

The Equinox should start up just fine. If it doesn’t start, try re-positioning the key fob in the cup-holder, then try again.

Replace the battery with a CR2032 battery or equivalent as soon as possible.

Leave a Comment