How to Open Your 2010 Kia Soul Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2010 Kia Soul Key Fob & Change Battery

Key fob allow easy access to your Kia. When the key fob battery is dead or weak you not to be able unlock doors remotely. Yes, it is possible to replace the battery in your keyless entry remote, and it’s easier than you think. All tools, that you need is explained in this post.

What type battery does 2010 Kia Soul key fob take

Replacing batteries in remote key fob require two CR2016 batteries 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
  • 2xCR2016 batteries

Step by step instruction

A small coin cell battery installed in the your keyless entry remote. Carefully try to pry apart your keyless entry remote with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new batteries inside keyless entry fob's case. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key will not work if you place battery wrong way.

When the new batteries installed, check keyless entry remote functionality by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell pieces together and assemble it in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your key body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

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Keyless entry remote of Kia Soul require 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Usually, after remote key fob battery replace, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2010 Kia Soul key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

The cost to change the battery in fob is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service pricing.

Key fob batteries in Kia Soul should be changed once in 3-4 years, but this will vary based on frequency of use and quality. If your keyless entry remote decreased signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

If your car signal strength reduced, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, key fob buttons not working or has low key battery indicator on dashboard, in most cases battery replace inside remote key fob needed. Installed battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, keyless entry remote replace or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2010 Kia Soul