How to Open Your 2008 Kia Rio Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2008 Kia Rio Key Fob & Change Battery

Keyless entry remote grant access to your car. If the remote key fob battery is weak or dead you not to be able open car remotely. In this post, we are going to tell you how to open your car remote key fob and replace a weak battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near Rio, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check all you need.

What type battery key fob require

Don't forget before open remote key fob be sure that you have all required tools and materials: one CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Simple steps to change the battery in your Rio's keyless entry remote

A tiny coin cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Accurately try to open your key with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside fob’s shell. Battery must be placed with the same position as was an old. Your key fob will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, check that everything working fine by pressing buttons on remote key fob.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Delicately try to put the pieces together by hands from top to bottom. Check your keyless entry remote body for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

How to change the battery video instruction

How To Replace Kia Rio Key Fob Battery 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Still not working? Buy new one


Key fob of Kia Rio require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $5 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Remote key fob in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery replace. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Changing your keyless entry remote battery is simple to do in 2008 Kia Rio. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for key fob open.

Dealer service price for replace the battery in remote key fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make.

Remote key fob batteries in Kia Rio should be replaced once in 4 years, although this will differ based on their amount of use and battery quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop working and make trouble for you.

These symptoms will warn you that it's probably time to replace battery in your Kia Rio: key fob buttons not working, low key battery indicator on dashboard, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and signal strength reduced.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2008-2009 Kia Rio