How to Open Your 2012 Kia Rio5 Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2012 Kia Rio5 Key Fob and Change Battery

Key fob grant easy access to your auto. If the key fob battery is dead you will not to be able close trunk or doors from distance. It's not complicated to replace the battery in your key fob, and it’s easier than you think. Everything you need is outlined in this post.

What type battery does 2012 Kia Rio5 key fob required

Before you start to disassembly keyless entry remote make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and CR2032 battery.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to change the battery in your Rio5's remote key fob

A coin battery installed in the your key fob. Remove any internal key before you try to pry apart the keyless entry remote.

Accurately try to pry apart your remote key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside fob’s shell. 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.

After the new battery installed, check key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell two halves together and assemble it in place by hands from top to bottom. If your key case firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of key opening

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Remote key fob of Kia Rio5 use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the brand, type and size packaging you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Key fob in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your keyless entry remote not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2012 Kia Rio5 keyless entry remote yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our guide.

The price to change the battery inside key fob can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the car and the service station.

You should change batteries inside remote key fob of Kia Rio5 at least once in four years. The term of battery differ on their amount of use, operating conditions and quality.

These symptoms will warning you that it's probably time to change battery in your Kia Rio5: low key battery indicator on dashboard, you didn't change battery more than 4 years, key fob buttons not working and signal strength reduced.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: TQ8-RKE-3F02
  2. Models: 2010-2015 Kia Rio5