How to Replace the Battery in a 2016 Kia Sorento Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2016 Kia Sorento Key Fob

If your auto keyless entry remote is not unlock doors well, the battery likely must to be replaced. In this case, we demonstrate how to disassembly Kia key fob and replace a weak or dead battery yourself. If you choose to do it at home near Sorento, follow our guide, but first make sure you have tools and materials required before you start.

What is the battery key fob require

Prior to disassembly remote key fob make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and 1xCR2032 battery.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

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

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

Delicately try to pry apart your key with pry tools. Change 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with new one CR2032. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key fob will not work if you connect battery wrong way.

After the new battery installed, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your fob’s shell in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to put the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. If your remote key fob body firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of key fob disassembly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Kia Sorento use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the size packaging, type and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

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

Replacing your key fob battery is easy to do in 2016 Kia Sorento. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for remote key fob open.

Car service cost for replace the battery in key is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car.

Key fob batteries in Kia Sorento should be changed once in three years, but this will vary based on their amount of use and build quality. If your key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

These symptoms will warn you that it's probably time to replace battery in your 2016 Kia Sorento: you didn't change battery more than 4 years, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, signal strength reduced and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: TQ8-FOB-4F06
  2. Models: 2015-2018 Kia Sorento