Kia Sportage Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement (2011 – 2021)

Kia’s Sportage is a highly successful and popular compact SUV. This vehicle has been in production since way back in 1993. Over this period, the Sportage has seen five different key fobs used. No matter which you have, you can change the internal battery at home and with no special tools or experience required. Scroll down to see video tutorials and all the information you will need to get it done.

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

MODELFOBYEARSBATTERYBUY BATTERY
SportageSmart2021CR2032Check on Amazon
SportageCircular Button2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020CR2032Check on Amazon
SportageFlip2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020CR2032Check on Amazon
SportageMain2011, 2012, 2013CR2032Check on Amazon
SportageFlip 3-Button2012, 2013CR2032Check on Amazon

How to replace the Kia Sportage “Smart” key fob battery (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 Sportage Key Fob Battery Replacement (2021)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sportage “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

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In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to change the battery in this Kia Sportage key Fob. This device is used on 2021 Sportage. It's the newest device that they use and it takes one of these 2032 two batteries. So I'll show you how to open this thing up and put a new battery in there. It's really easy.

First step is just to push on this button. We want to come in to this area where the key was just housed. And we'll be pushing up to remove this back section of plastic so we can take a flathead screwdriver. And if you can see actually in there, there's a little seam, a little edge between this piece of plastic and the one under it. We're going to put our flathead screwdriver up against that area.

You'll feel it kind of stick into place. And now you gently push wiggling. It's better to use a thinner flathead and we're just going to wiggle until it kind of slides in there like that. From here, we just push up and you can also make kind of a prying motion here. And this thing will pop right off and it's not damaging it.

It's pretty durable, flexible piece of plastic. You just want to pry it off gently. And once you have that free, set it to the side. From here, we're going to be removing these screwdrivers with a precision screwdriver. You just need a Phillips head that's small enough to work with these screws.

If you don't have something like this, you can pick up a set of these precision screwdrivers on Amazon for just a couple of bucks. And I will leave a link down the description if you'd like to get those. We just want to pull these little screws out and set them carefully to the side. You don't want to lose them.

Take your time and just unscrew these things one by one so that we can remove this little piece of plastic here and get to the battery beneath it.

There we go. Now pull this off and set it to the side. Here we have our 2032 battery. So what I like to do now is use this flathead screwdriver or something thin enough to get into this little area. You can see we're going to push in between the battery and the wall of plastic.

Just kind of wiggling in from the top. And once you get in there, you're just going to pry the battery out a little bit and it will pop right out. Show you that one more time. So we're coming in from the top, gently pushing into that area, and this thing will just fly right out. Okay, go ahead.

Take a new 2032 battery. Make sure this positive side goes face up and click it into place. Just like that. Of course. Now we need to put this piece of plastic back on.

Take your precision screwdriver and just screw these things in you don't need to do them too tight.

Just like a finger tightness just to hold this piece of plastic down. Just like that and last one.

And once you have all these in there, you can just literally just click the back piece of plastic back into place.

Line it all up, click it down, make sure it all looks good and secure and you can put this back and you're ready to go. So I hope that video helped you out and if it did, you can let us know in the comment section or give us a like and for any more information on how to change the batteries for key Fobs from any maker model, check out the rest of our videos here on YouTube or visit us at fobbattery.com.

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How to replace the Kia Sportage “Circular Button” key fob battery (2014, 2015, 2016, 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 Sportage Key Fob Battery Replacement (2014 - 2020)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sportage “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 video, I'll show you how to change the internal battery in this Kia Sportage key Fob. This device was used on Sportages between 2014 and 2020. Inside, we will find one of these CR 2032 batteries. So go ahead and get one of those and just follow along. It's really easy.

What we're going to do is flip over to the back. You can see this silver button here going to hold that down while we pull out this internal key. Now you can see there is the keyhole. And then opposite that, a smaller hole, a little indentation. Take a flathead screwdriver, insert it into that hole, and just gently turn your screwdriver like a key.

And we can see that it's starting to open up. Now you can just wiggle your way down that opening until you hear another click. And now it should come apart pretty easily. And this tends to happen where the circuit board falls out. Don't worry for right now, just set that aside.

We'll put this all back together at the end. We're going to work on this battery here. All you need is the same flathead screwdriver. You can come in. If you see how I'm holding this, you're going to come in from the bottom and put the corner of your flathead under the battery.

And you're just going to try to lift the battery up and out of place. Be gentle. You don't want to damage anything. Break these little pieces of plastic. Just using the corner to kind of lift or pry that Cr 2032 out of place.

There we go. This is a CR 2025, but make sure you're using a CR 2032. And when you have your 2032 battery positive side with this text and information goes face down, click it back into place securely. Now we can see the circuit board. Let's say this fell out and you don't know how to put it back together.

This little rubber component is kind of a D shape. You see there's a straight edge and then a curve matches up with this. This is actually a straight edge. And then there's a little bit of a curve here. So just line those up like this.

Just gently push it into place. And now take the battery half, set that on top and click it all back together. Put your key back in and you are all set. It's really easy, guys. I hope this video helped you out.

If it did, let us know by leaving us a comment or giving us a like. And if you ever have any trouble with your key Fobs or need to replace a battery, you'll can check out the rest of our videos here on YouTube or visit us at fobbattery.com.

How to replace the Kia Sportage “Flip” key fob battery (2014, 2015, 2016, 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 Sportage Key Fob Battery Replacement (2014 - 2020)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sportage “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

GIF Visual Guide

In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to easily change the battery in a Kia Sportage key Fob. This device was used on Sportages between 2014 and 2020 and it takes one CR 2032 battery to run. The first step is to pick up the battery, open up the key and now look to the back. You can see there's a back piece of plastic here. We're going to actually hold onto this top piece of plastic and coming in from where the key was, that little area that houses the key, we're actually just going to push up this piece of plastic and this should come off pretty easily if that's a little bit tough, if it feels like it's stuck going to do the same thing.

But we're going to get the help of the tool. So take a flathead screwdriver. Another key would work and we're going to insert it in here, put another key, maybe even a coin in this area, hold the top and kind of pull down. We're just prying this open and now it will come off very easily from here. With the battery facing up like this, I'm going to take the same flathead screwdriver and come in to this little space.

There is little spaces between the battery and this plastic housing. Going to put the corner of my flathead screwdriver in there and just gently try to pry the battery up. It'll pop out like you just saw. And now we're going to take a new 2032 battery. Make sure the positive side what we're looking at right now, it goes face up and you're just going to slide it first under these two pieces of plastic and then click the bottom in.

It's really easy. Last step, just click this back on and you can put your key away and you are all set to change your battery yourself. It wasn't that hard, was it? I hope this helped you out and if it did, let us know in the comments section or you can give this video a likely and if you ever need help changing a battery for any key Fob from any maker model, check out the rest of our videos here on YouTube or visit us at fobbattery.com.

How to replace the Kia Sportage “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.

What you will need:

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

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sportage “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

GIF Visual Guide

In this quick tutorial, I'll show you how you can easily change the battery in your Kia Sportage key Fob. You might have a key Fob that looks like this, but instead of these little images on the buttons being kind of a black, dark Gray, it might be a silver. It looks a little bit different, but this is actually the same device that you have. The procedure is the same. The battery is the same.

Whichever you have, just follow along. It's really easy. The first thing we're going to do is push this silver button here and pull out the internal key. Now you can see the keyhole, and then right above it, a longer hole, a little indentation. Take a flathead screwdriver or a coin and insert it in there and we're going to twist.

Okay, hold your device kind of gently and just twist. You can see we've just started to open this thing up, pull it apart with your fingers, or just work your way down, twisting until it comes apart very easily. This thing's kind of coming out.

The whole thing might fall apart on you like that. So let's just show you how to do that. This piece of plastic is going to go the flat side down, and it's just going to sit right into place, sit flush. You'll feel that it goes in right where it wants to be. And then this, you simply set it on top, just gently push it down.

And now set that to the side. Here we can remove the battery with the flathead screwdriver. You're just going to come in from the side and kind of pry the battery up, go down to the bottom and lift it up. Here we go. 2032 battery.

Take a brand new one, a fully charged one, and put the positive side down. And then we clicked into place just like that. Now we can take this half of the circuit board. We're going to put the battery on top of that so we don't have anything falling out again, click it all back together, key back in, and you are all set and good to go. I hope this video helped you out and if it did, feel free to let us know down in the comments section or give this video a like.

And if you ever need help changing a battery in any key Fob from any maker model, you can check us out at fobbattery.com or see the other tutorials we have here on YouTube.

How to replace the Kia Sportage “Flip 3 Button” key fob battery (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 Sportage Key Fob Battery Replacement (2012 - 2013)

This is the battery you need for the Kia Sportage “Flip 3-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

In this quick tutorial, I will show you how you can easily change the battery in your Kia Sportage key Fob at home. This device was used on Sportages from 2020 and 2013 and it takes one CR 2032 coin battery. So the first step is actually to flip this key open, going to flip it over and you can see there are two pieces of plastic here, top and a bottom. We’re going to be lifting this bottom piece up by pushing on the inside, pushing on the lip here from where the key just came from. So hold the top and just push up.

It’ll pop off pretty easily. And if that’s a little bit tricky, if it feels stuck to you, you can use a flathead screwdriver or coin. If you have a coin, you can just kind of pry this thing open. If you have a flathead again, you’re going to hold the top piece because that will not be moving. Just kind of gently push up.

It’s not too hard, it doesn’t take too much force. Now we have the battery here. We’re going to use a flathead screwdriver or similar instrument just to push into this area between the battery and this wall of plastic. So if you watch I’m going in and you get under the battery and just gently pry it and it will pop out with ease. Now get rid of your old battery, take a new CR 2032 battery and make sure this positive side goes face up just like this.

And you’re going to slide it first under these pieces of plastic and then you just click the bottom in and it should sit in there nicely. And now what we need to do is click this piece of plastic back on there and that is it. I hope you found this video helpful and if it helped you out, you can let us know in the comments section or give us a like. And if you ever need help changing the battery in any of your key Fob, no matter what maker model you have, you can check out the rest of our videos here on YouTube or visit us at fobbattery.com.