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Kia Forte Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of a 1st generation 2010 to 2013 Kia Forte with pictures.

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2013 Forte Key Fob
Back Side of Fob
Notch On Top of Fob
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2009 [in Korea & China], 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) Kia Forte in changing the battery in the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system.

Owners of other Kia or Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Cadenza, K900, Sorento, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis, Cerato, Spectra, Accent, Sephia, i20, i30, i40 and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement coin cell (A.K.A. "button" or "watch") battery is part number CR2032 which is available from various manufacturers such as Panasonic, GE, Duracell, Energizer, Maxell and Sony.

The only tool needed to replace the battery is a flathead screwdriver used to pry apart the two halves of the fob.

Insert Screwdriver In Notch
Pry Apart Key Fob
Two Halves Separated
Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the top edge of the fob.

Gently pry apart the two halves of the key fob.

Remote Control Unit
Gently Push Out Old Battery
Old Battery Removed
Lift the remote control unit out of the top part of the fob.

Gently push out the old battery from the holder with your finger or the flathead screwdriver.

Panasonic CR 2032 3V
Push In New Battery
New Battery Installed
Slide a new # CR2032 3 volt coin cell battery in to the socket.


Lower In Remote Control Unit
Line Up Rear Cover
Snap Together Two Halves
Re-insert the remote control unit in to the front cover of the fob.

Line up the back cover and gently snap together the two halves of the key fob.

Key Fob Re-Assembled
Stand Near Forte
Test New Key Fob Battery
Make sure that the two halves of the key fob are flush together at every edge.

Stand near your Forte and test the new battery by pressing the "Unlock" and "Lock" buttons.

If the new battery is working properly, you should see the parking lights flash and hear the door locks opening or closing.

For more, check out my other 2010-2013 Kia Forte DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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