How to Open Your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Key Fob & Change Battery

Remote key fob allow easy access to your car. When the remote key fob battery is weak you not to be able unlock car from distance. In this article, we are going to tell you how to disassembly your car key fob and change a discharged battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near Santa Fe, follow our guide, but first make sure you have everything you need before you start.

What type battery key fob require

Before going to open keyless entry remote check all that you need: one CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Step by step guide

A tiny coin cell battery installed inside the your key fob. Delicately try to disassemble your fob with flat head screwdriver. Change 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside fob’s shell. Battery must be installed with the same position as was a previous. Your remote key fob will not work if you mistakenly place battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, check that all is functioning by testing buttons on circuit board.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your body two halves together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. If your key fob body tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

How to change the battery video instruction

Hyundai Santa Fe Key Fob Battery Replacement (2007 - 2012)

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Hyundai Santa Fe require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4 depending on the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Often, after remote key fob battery replace, you do not need to reprogram. Remote key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our guide.

Auto repair shop's price for replace the battery in key fob is $50-600 depending on the brand.

Key fob batteries in modern cars should be replaced once in 4 years, also this will vary based on their amount of use and build quality. If your key fob decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

If your auto signal strength reduced, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or fob's battery more than 4 years old, in most cases battery change in keyless entry remote required. Installed battery is dead or weak with a high probability, but if it's not help, key replace or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: PLNHM-T002
  2. Models: 2007-2009 Hyundai Santa Fe