Kia Niro Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement (2017 – 2020)

The Niro is a relatively new model from Kia, developed to round out their crossover offering with a hybrid. This vehicle only uses one key fob, the “Circular Button” key fob. In this simple guide, I’ll show you how to replace the battery in your Kia Niro key fob.

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NiroCircular Button2017, 2018, 2019, 2020CR2032Check on Amazon

How to replace the Kia Niro “Circular Button” key fob battery (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

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 Niro Key Fob Battery Replacement (2017 - 2020)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Niro “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

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In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to change the internal battery in a Kia Nero key Fob. This key Fob was used on Nero between 2017 and 2020 and it takes one of these CR 2032 batteries to run. First step is to flip it over and hold the silver button down so that we can pull out the internal key. Now you can see the keyhole and just opposite that, a smaller hole, a little indentation. Take a flathead screwdriver, insert it into that hole and twist.

And you'll see with that twisting motion, we start to open up this device and you can just pull it apart with your fingers or you can work your way down that opening, twisting so that it comes out, comes apart very easily like that. Be careful with this. We're just going to set this to the side for now and come over here and work on the battery. So you want to use a flathead or a similar tool, just something that can help you to get under the battery here so that you can kind of lift it up with a prying motion just like that. Now we have our battery here.

Take a new CR 2032 battery, make sure it goes face down and click it back into place. Now, if your circuit board fell out of this little housing, what you're going to want to do is match the shape up here just so that it fits in place. Like that. There's a curve on this side and just gently push it into place so that it sits down, doesn't wiggle around, it's not coming out. And now you're just going to take this and put this on top, put the whole thing back together and put the internal key back in its place.

And that's really all it takes. You are all set and ready to go. I hope this video helped you out and if it did, feel free to let us know in the comments section and maybe even give us a like. And for any more information on how to to change the battery for any key Fob from any maker model, check out the rest of our videos here on YouTube or visit us at