How to Open Your 2016 Kia Soul Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2016 Kia Soul Key Fob & Change Battery

Keyless entry remote allow access to your Soul. Once the key fob battery is dead you’ll lose your fob’s ability to use distance functions. In this article, we explained how to open your car key fob and change your Kia key battery step by step.

What type battery does 2016 Kia Soul key fob take

Before beginning disassembly remote key fob check all that you need: one CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

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

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

Carefully try to pry apart your keyless entry remote with flat head screwdriver. Replace 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with new one CR2032. Battery must be placed with the same position as was an old. Your remote key fob will not work if you mistakenly place battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, verify key fob by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your keyless entry fob's case in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Delicately try to assemble the pieces together by hands from top to bottom. If your fob shell tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 2016 Kia Soul Video

How to replace/change key fob battery from Kia/Hyundai 2015 & later

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Kia Soul use 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $6 depending on the size packaging, type and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after keyless entry remote battery replace, reprogramming not required. Keyless entry remote reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2016 Kia Soul key yourself. Most hard part is to open fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

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

Keyless entry remote batteries in Kia Soul should be replaced once in three years, but this will differ based on usage and quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make problems for you.

These signs will warning you that it's probably time to replace battery in your Kia Soul: key fob buttons not working, signal strength reduced, low key battery indicator on dashboard and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: OSLOKA-875T
  2. Models: 2014-2018 Kia Soul