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Kia Sportage Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of a 3rd generation 2011 to 2016 Kia Sportage SUV with photos.

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2014 Sportage Key Fob
Back Side of Key Fob
Chrome Key Release Button
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Kia Sportage SUV in changing the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system.

Owners of other Kia and Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Forte, Cadenza, K900, Rio, Sorento, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

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

The only tools that might be needed to replace the old battery is a coin (or a butter knife) and a small flathead screwdriver.

Metal Ignition Key
Void Where Key Resides
Pull Off Battery Cover
The first step is to press the chrome silver button on the front of the key fob to eject the switchblade style metal ignition key.

Then use your thumb or a flat object such as a quarter or a butter knife to gently pry off the battery cover.

Battery Cover Removed
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Gently Pry Out Old Battery
Either tap the fob on the table to eject the old battery or very carefully use a small flathead screwdriver to pry it out from the socket.
Old Battery Removed
Panasonic CR 2032 3V
Insert New CR2032 Battery
Insert a new CR2032 coin cell battery in to the holder with the "+" positive side facing up towards you and the blank "-" side facing down towards the metal electrical contacts.


"+" Positive Side Facing Up
Pop New Battery In Socket
Line Up Battery Cover
Line up the plastic rear cover over the battery.
Snap On Back Cover
Push Flush Together
Close Switchblade Key
Gently snap the back cover in place.

Make sure that the cover is flush with the rest of the key fob at every edge.

Rear Cover Secured
Key Fob Re-Assembled
Test New Key Fob Battery
To test the new battery, stand near your Sportage and press the "Unlock" or "Lock" buttons on the key fob.

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

Check out my other 2011-2015 Kia Sportage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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