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Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change the battery in the key fob remote control of a 2nd generation 2010-2015 Kia Sorento SUV with photos.

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2014 Sorento Key Fob
Press Key Release Button
Switchblade Ignition Key
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Kia Sorento SUV in changing the battery in 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, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis 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, Maxell, Sony, Energizer and Duracell.

No tools are required to change the key fob battery.

A flathead screwdriver may be useful for prying out the old battery.

Pull Off Battery Cover
Back Cover Removed
Old Battery Exposed
The first step is to press the chrome silver button at the top of the fob to release the switchblade style metal ignition key.

Then place your thumb in to the crevice where the metal key used to reside and pull off the back cover.

Gently Pry Out Old Battery
Old Battery Removed
Panasonic CR 2032 3V
Turn over the key fob and gently tap it on the table or counter to dislodge the old battery.

If you have trouble removing the old battery, carefully use a small flathead screwdriver to gently pry it out.

Try to avoid scratching or damaging the green circuit board or metal electrical contacts below the battery.


Insert New CR2032
"-" Side Down - Positive Up
Line Up Rear Cover
Insert a new # CR2032 coin cell battery in to the socket with the negative "-" side facing down and the "+" positive side facing up towards you.

Line up the battery cover with the back side of the key fob.

Snap On Battery Cover
Flush At Every Edge
Key Fob Re-Assembled
Gently snap on the rear battery cover and make sure that it is flush at every edge.

To test the new key fob battery, stand near your Sorento and press the "Unlock" or "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 Kia Sorento DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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