Kia Forte Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement (2010 – 2021)

The Kia Forte is a very successful line of compact cars that the South Korean manufacturer debuted in 2008. Across the three generations of Forte, we have five different key fobs, the “Smart,” “Flip,” “Circular Button,” “Simple,” and “Main” key fobs. This guide will show you everything you need to know about changing your Kia Forte key fob remote, no matter which device you have.

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

MODELFOBYEARSBATTERYBUY BATTERY
ForteSmart2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019CR2032Check on Amazon
ForteFlip2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018CR2032Check on Amazon
ForteCircular Button2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018CR2032Check on Amazon
ForteSimple2010, 2011, 2012, 2013CR2032Check on Amazon
ForteMain2011, 2012, 2013CR2032Check on Amazon
ForteMain Grey2011, 2012, 2013CR2032Check on Amazon

How to replace the Kia Forte “Smart” key fob battery (2019, 2020, 2021)

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

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Precision screwdriver
Kia Forte Key Fob Battery Replacement (2019 - 2021)

CR2032

This is the battery for this Kia Forte “Smart” 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

These are the precision screwdrivers I used to open this key fob in the video:

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How to replace the Kia Forte “Flip” key fob battery (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

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

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
Kia Forte Key Fob Battery Replacement (2014 - 2018)

This is the battery for this Kia Forte “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 Kia Forte “Circular Button” key fob battery (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

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

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
Kia Forte Key Fob Battery Replacement (2014 - 2018)

This is the battery for this Kia Forte “Circular Button” 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 Kia Forte “Simple” key fob battery (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

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

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
Kia Forte Key Fob Battery Replacement (2010 - 2013)

This is the battery for this Kia Forte “Simple” 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 Kia Forte “Main” key fob battery (2011, 2012, 2013)

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

Some of these devices have dark, almost black icons on the buttons, like the one you see in the picture above. Others have brighter silver icons. It doesn’t matter which version you have, the process of opening up the device is the same and they both use the same CR2032 battery.

What you will need:

  • 1x CR2032 battery
  • Flat-head screwdriver
Kia Forte Key Fob Battery Replacement (2011 - 2013)

This is the battery for this Kia Forte “Main” 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