How to Open Your 2013 Kia Rio Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2013 Kia Rio Key Fob & Change Battery

Key fob allow easy access to your auto. Once the remote key fob battery is dead or weak you lose your keyless entry fob's ability to use remote opening function. In this article, you’ll benefit from knowing how to open your car key fob and replace a dead battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near Rio, follow our guide, but first make sure you have tools and materials required.

What type battery does 2013 Kia Rio key fob required

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

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

Inside of your key fob installed button battery. Move the key out of the way if it is in the keyless entry remote.

Delicately try to pry apart your fob with flat head screwdriver. Remove CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change 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 polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

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

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to assemble the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your key fob body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Kia Rio require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $5 build upon the size packaging, type and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after remote key fob battery replace, reprogramming not required. Remote key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Replacing your remote key fob battery is easy to do in 2013 Kia Rio. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for key fob disassembly.

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

Key fob batteries in Kia Rio should be replaced once in 3-4 years, although this will differ based on their amount of use and build quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

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

  2. Models: 2011-2014 Kia Rio