Hyundai Santa Fe Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement (2001 – 2019)

There is no exaggeration that one of the most well-liked Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) models produced by Hyundai is the Santa Fe.

Interestingly, Santa Fe has used the same key battery in its versions throughout the years. All of these versions use the tried-and-true CR2032 battery.

Having problems changing your key fob battery? Keep reading to learn the Hyundai Santa Fe key fob battery replacement steps in all models.

For other Hyundai models, see the Hyundai Fob Battery page.

MODELFOBYEARSBATTERYBUY
Santa FeFlip2019, 2020CR2032Check on Amazon
Santa FeEgg-Shaped2019, 2020CR2032Check on Amazon
Santa FeTrapezoidal2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018CR2032Check on Amazon
Santa Fe2-Button2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012CR2032Check on Amazon

How to Replace the Hyundai Santa Fe “Flip” Key Fob Battery (2019 and 2020)

The 2019 key fob for Santa Fe has a newer version of the flip key. Scroll down for a video or keep reading for a detailed guide on replacing the battery:

You will need:

  • a small screwdriver set to access the battery compartment

  • a CR 2032 replacement battery

Step 1

Pop out the valet key by pressing the button. Check for an indentation line on the side of the fin key.

Step 2

Put a small flathead screwdriver into the indentation line and pry a bit. Set the screwdriver aside and use your fingers to remove the back cover of the fob key. 

Step 3

The battery cover will come off to reveal the screwed battery cover. Next, use a small screwdriver to screw out the screw carefully.

Step 4

Remove the screw on the battery cover to remove the cover. You will have access to the battery as soon as the cover is off. 

Step 5

Now, pull down the battery with a finger and use a flathead screwdriver to pop out the dead battery from the other side. 

Step 6

Install the new battery with the positive side facing up. Note that the positive side is the side with texts. Push the battery in to ensure a snug fit. 

Step 7

Replace the battery cover. Tighten the screws back in. Finally, return the key cover after you have replaced the key cover. 

You’re done with your Hyundai Santa Fe key fob battery replacement!

Here’s a video on replacing the battery:

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Keyless Entry Flip Key Fob Battery Replacement


Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 4-pack of CR2032 3 volt lithium coin cell batteries; replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: 8-year leak-free shelf life

How to Replace the Hyundai Santa Fe “Egg-Shaped” Smart Key Fob Battery (2019 and 2020)

Scroll down to see a full video tutorial or keep reading for a step-by-step guide.

What you will need:
• 1x CR2032 battery
• Flat-head screwdriver

Step 1

Turn over the key fob. Push up the lever behind the smart key fob remote and pull out the valet key. 

Step 2

With the back of the key facing up, insert a flathead screwdriver into the slot beside the valet keyhole and make a clockwise twist. 

Step 3

Gradually work your way down, twisting on the line that separates the key fob remote in halves. Then use your fingers to separate the key into two parts.

Step 4

You’d have access to the old battery as don as you open up the key fob. 

Step 5

Carefully push the bottom of the battery, and it’d slide out of the battery “cage” ( a small piece of metal that holds the battery in place).

Step 6

Now install the new battery with the positive side facing up. The positive side is the part with texts. Push it into the metal housing 

Step 7

Click the two halves of the fob key back together. Test to see that the light is working. Finally, replace the valet key. 

Not so bad now, was it?

Hyundai Santa Fe Key Fob Battery Replacement (2019 - Present)


Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 4-pack of CR2032 3 volt lithium coin cell batteries; replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: 8-year leak-free shelf life

How to Replace the Hyundai Santa Fe “Trapezoidal” Smart Key Fob Battery (2013-2019)

The smart key fob introduced in the 3rd generation 2013 model has a valet key you need to remove before accessing the battery. Scroll down for a video that shows how to pry open the fob to get to the CR2032 battery to change. You can also keep reading for a detailed guide on Hyundai Santa Fe key fob battery replacement.

You will need:

  • a flathead screwdriver

  • a CR2032 battery

Step 1

Gently pull out the valet key. Check for a little slot beside the valet keyhole. Found it? Now insert a flathead screwdriver into the hole and twist. 

Step 2

You will get some leverage and space between the two halves when you twist. Now use your fingers to open up the fob key. Opening up the fob key will give you access to the dead battery. 

Step 3

Pry out the old battery with a flathead screwdriver or a toothpick. Put in a new one with the posture side (the side with texts) facing down.

Step 4

Carefully place the two halves of the key back together and snap them into place. Finally, replace the valet key. 

Your key will now lock and unlock your car seamlessly!

Here’s a video that shows how to pry open the fob to get to the CR2032 battery to change:

Hyundai Santa Fe Key Fob Battery Replacement (2013 - 2018)

This is the battery for this Santa Fe flip key fob:


Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 4-pack of CR2032 3 volt lithium coin cell batteries; replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: 8-year leak-free shelf life

How to Replace the Hyundai Santa Fe “2-Button” Key Fob Battery (2007-2012)

Scroll down to see a full video tutorial or keep reading for a step-by-step guide.

What you will need:
• 1x CR2032 battery
• Flat-head screwdriver

Step 1

Check for a little slot on top of the key fob. Insert a flathead screwdriver into the slot and gently twist. Make sure you have the backside up. The buttons could fall out if you don’t place the back side up. 

Step 2

When you twist, the key fob will come apart in halves to give you access to the low battery. A metal casing secures the battery. Use the same screwdriver to slide the battery out a bit gently. Use your fingers to pull out the battery. 

Step 3

Install a new battery by sliding it into the metal casing. Ensure you fix the new battery with the positive side facing up. Note that the positive side is the part with lettering.

Step 4

Replace the buttons if your buttons popped out during the battery changing prices. Then put the circuit board with the battery on top of the half with buttons. Cover up the circuit board with the second half of the key fob. Press round the key fob lightly to ensure a snug fit. 

Step 5

Test your battery by pushing a button on the key fob, if the light comes on, you did everything right, and you’re good to go.

Nice work!

Hyundai Santa Fe Key Fob Battery Replacement (2007 - 2012)


Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • IN THE BOX: 4-pack of CR2032 3 volt lithium coin cell batteries; replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032
  • DEVICE COMPATIBLE: Ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: 8-year leak-free shelf life

Frequently Asked Questions

What battery do I need in my key fob?

Most keyfobs are equipped with AAA 3V and 4-Volt batteries. Different automobiles have different battery packs. Most Hyundai Santa Fe Key Fob Remotes use the original CR20 32 3V battery. The exact model of your battery can be found in your Owners Manual.

Your best bet is purchasing your car’s key fob battery replacement on Amazon. You’d get the best price and value for your money.

Can I use a battery replacement kit for my Hyundai Santa Fe?

You can get a battery replacement kit for the Hyundai Santa Fe 2013-2022 models with low battery life. A replacement kit should contain CR 2032 3 Volt batteries for charging.

The batteries in the box should preferably be the original Panasonic CR2032.

 

Bottom Line

You don’t need to schedule a service appointment to replace your fob battery in a physical store. It can be easily replaced and installed in the comfort of your home. You can start by checking the owner’s manual to help determine the battery needed to charge and replace it. Then, follow these Hyundai Santa Fe key fob battery replacement steps for any of your fob keys,

Trust me, and try it out. It works like magic!