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

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

Remote key fob allow easy access to your auto. When the keyless entry remote battery is discharged you lose your keyless entry fob's ability to control remote functions. Below, we demonstrate how to open Kia remote key fob and replace a discharged battery DIY. If you decide to do it at home near Spectra, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check everything you need.

What kind of battery remote key fob use

Replacing battery in keyless entry remote require 1 CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your fob’s batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Simple steps to replace the battery in your Spectra's key fob

A tiny coin cell battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Gently try to pry apart your fob with pry tools. Remove 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery inside fob’s case. Battery must be placed with the same position as was a previous. Your remote key fob will not work if you mistakenly place battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, check keyless entry remote by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your case pieces together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. Check your keyless entry remote case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

How to change the battery video guide

How To Replace A 2007 - 2009 Kia Spectra Key Fob Battery FCC ID OKA-674T

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Kia Spectra use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4 depending on the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after keyless entry remote battery change, you do not need to reprogram. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2008 Kia Spectra key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our guide.

Dealer service cost for replace the battery in keyless entry remote is $50-600 depending on the car.

Key fob batteries in Kia Spectra should be changed every 3-4 years, although this will vary based on frequency of use and build quality. If your remote key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

These signs will alert you that it's possible time to replace battery in your Kia Spectra: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, key fob buttons not working, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: OSLOKA-674T
  2. Models: 2007-2009 Kia Spectra