Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement (2011 – 2020)

Has your Kia Sorento key fob run out of power? No, you don’t need to go to a dealership to fix it. You can change the battery yourself at home with no special knowledge or professional tools. Just follow this simple guide on Kia Sorento key fob battery replacement DIY to learn how.

For other Kia models, see our Kia key fob battery page.

MODELFOBYEARSBATTERYBUY BATTERY
SorentoCircular Button2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020CR2032Check on Amazon
SorentoFlip2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020CR2032Check on Amazon
SorentoMain2011, 2012, 2013CR2032Check on Amazon
SorentoSimple2011, 2012, 2013CR2032Check on Amazon

How to Replace the Kia Sorento “Circular Button” Key Fob Battery (2014-2020)

Kia Sorento key fob battery replacement

Scroll down to watch the video tutorial below or keep reading for a step-by-step guide on your Kia key fob battery replacement.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver

 

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How to Change the “Circular Button” Key Fob Battery in a Kia Sorento

Total Time: 3 minutes

1. Press button, pull emergency key gently

Kia Sorento Press button, pull emergency key gently

Turn your key fob over to the back. Locate the button, hold it down, and gently pull the mechanical key (also known as the emergency key).

2. Open key fob with screwdriver

There is a little slot opposite the keyhole. Get your flathead screwdriver inside this indentation and turn it like a key until the key fob starts to open up. Keep turning gently to completely separate the two sides of the key fob.

3. Separate board, keep cover with battery

Kia Sorento Separate board, keep cover with battery

Now set aside the circuit board in the key fob and hold on to the cover with the battery.

4. Remove dead battery with screwdriver corner

Kia Sorento Remove dead battery with screwdriver corner

The next thing is to get the dead battery out. Insert the corner of your flathead screwdriver inside to pry out the old battery.

5. Insert new CR2032 battery, positive down

Kia Sorento Insert new CR2032 battery, positive down

Now slide your new battery in place with the positive side facing down.

6. Reassemble, insert key

Lastly, return the circuit board, click the back covers together, and put the mechanical key in the keyhole.

Great job. Time for that keyless entry again!

Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement (2014 - 2020)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sorento “Circular Button” key fob:

How to Replace the Kia Sorento “Flip” Key Fob Battery (2013-2020) 

How to change your Kia Sorento key fob battery in 5 minutes

Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to change the battery in your Kia smart key fob.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver

Step 1

Press the button on the key fob back cover to remove the mechanical key.

Step 2

The next thing is to remove the lower part of the key fob plastic. To do that, hold on to the upper section firmly and push down the lower part until it opens up. Alternatively, you can use your flathead screwdriver. Insert it into the side of the key fob and twist gently to separate it.

Step 3

Put your screwdriver in the space between the dead battery and the plastic at the bottom. The battery will pop right out.

Step 4

Take your brand new battery and install it with the positive side facing up.

Step 5

Lastly, reassemble the key fob parts, return the emergency key, and you’re good to go!

Nice job! Lock and unlock your car doors remotely.

Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement (2013 - 2020)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sorento “Flip” key fob:

Kia Sorento “Main” Key Fob battery Replacement (2011, 2012, 2013)

Kia Sorento key fob battery replacement

Like Kia optima, this process is simple and only takes minutes. Keep reading or scroll down to watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on your Kia key fob battery replacement.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver

Step 1

Hold the silver button down and gently pull out the internal key.

Step 2

Locate the indentation beside the keyhole and insert your flat-head screwdriver here. Hold the device and twist the screwdriver while you work your way down the sides of the key fob. This will separate the key fob cover.

Step 3

Set aside the internal component containing the circuit board. Be careful not to damage anything or lose the buttons on the other key fob cover.

Step 4

Use the same flat-head screwdriver to remove the old battery. Insert it from the side, lift it up and the battery will pop out.

Step 5

Install your new battery into place with the positive side or writing facing down. Start by putting one side in the metal component and click the other side into place.

Step 6

Put the key fob parts back together and return the emergency key (mechanical key).

Lock and unlock your car door. Your smart key will now work fine.

Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement (2011 - 2013)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sorento “Main” key fob:

How to Replace the Kia Sorento “Simple” Key Fob Battery (2011, 2012, 2013)

Kia Sorento key fob battery replacement

Replacing this battery is pretty straightforward. Read on or watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to change the battery in your Kia key fob.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver

Step 1

Hold the key fob upright and locate the slot on the top.

Step 2

Put in your flat-head screwdriver here and twist. Gently set apart the key fob or battery cover with your fingers.

Step 3

Use the same tool to push out the old battery from the compartment.

Step 4

Slide the new battery into its place with the positive side facing up.

Step 5

Click the key fob cover back into place and you’re all set.

Get into your car with your smart key for a smooth drive!

Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement (2011 - 2013)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sorento “Simple” key fob:

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of battery does a Kia Sorento key fob take?

All Kia Sorento key fobs take a CR2032 battery. Note that you can get this delivered to you easily from Amazon store.

How do I open my Kia Sorento key fob and change the battery?

The process is basically the same for all Kia models. Pull out the emergency key, insert your screwdriver to separate the key fob covers, remove the dead battery and reassemble the key fob parts. You can scroll up to follow the step-by-step guide on Kia Sorento key fob battery replacement.

Bottom Line

Replacing your key fob battery doesn’t need to cost you a fortune anymore. Oftentimes, all you need is the right battery and screwdriver and you will change the battery like a pro.

We hope you found this guide helpful. If you need more guides on how to change other Kia model key fobs batteries, check out our YouTube channel or click here to see our Kia key fob battery page.