How to Replace the Battery in a 2011 Kia Sorento Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2011 Kia Sorento Key Fob

If your car keyless entry remote is not open doors perfectly, the cell battery likely needs to be changed. It's not difficult to replace the battery in your key fob by yourself. All tools, that you need is described in this post.

What kind of battery remote key fob use

Changing battery in keyless entry remote require 1xCR2032 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

Step by step instruction

Inside of your remote key fob installed tiny coin cell battery. Move the key out of the way if it is in the remote key fob.

Delicately try to pry apart your keyless entry remote with flat head screwdriver. Replace one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with new one CR2032. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the charge cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check position on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling fob’s case, check that all working fine by testing buttons on key fob.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your case two halves together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. Check your key case for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of key fob opening

How To Replace A KIA Sorento Key Fob Battery 2011 - 2013 FCCID: SY5HMFNA04

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of Kia Sorento use 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Key fob in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery change. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2011 Kia Sorento keyless entry remote yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our guide.

The cost to change the battery in keyless entry remote is $50-600 depending on the car and the service pricing.

You should change batteries inside key fob of Kia Sorento at least every 3-4 years. The lifetime of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality.

If your car has low key battery indicator on dashboard, signal strength reduced, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors or fob's battery more than 4 years old, it's probably battery replace inside key fob needed. Installed battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not fix, remote key fob change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  2. Models: 2011-2015 Kia Sorento