How to Open Your 2013 Kia Soul Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2013 Kia Soul Key Fob and Change Battery

Remote key fob allow easy access to your auto. Once the key battery is weak or dead you not to be able lock doors from distance. It's not difficult to replace the battery in your keyless entry remote by yourself. All tools, that you need is explained in this article.

What kind of battery keyless entry remote require

Don't forget before open key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and CR2032 battery.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to change the battery in your Soul's keyless entry remote

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

Carefully try to disassemble your key fob with pry tools. Replace one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with new one CR2032. Battery must be installed with the same position as was a previous. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's body in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to put the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your remote key fob case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of key opening

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FAQ

Key fob of Kia Soul require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

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

Yes, you can change battery in your 2013 Kia Soul remote key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

The price to change the battery in remote key fob is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make and the service pricing.

Remote key fob batteries in modern cars should be replaced every four years, although this will vary based on their amount of use and quality. If your remote key fob reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

If your car need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, fob's battery more than 4 years old, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or key fob buttons not working, it's probably battery replace in key fob required. Currently installed battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not fix, keyless entry remote change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: SY5HMFNA04
  2. Models: 2011-2013 Kia Soul