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December 4, 2018 by Brett Peters

Replacing The Battery in a Swing-up Kia Key

Is your key not working anymore? You may need to replace your battery. Follow these simple steps to learn how to replace your swing up key battery.

Follow these instructions to change the battery in the swing-up key fob.

Step 1: Swing Open the Key

Step 1: Swing Open the Key

Press the button to swing the key up.

Step 2: Press Finger Into Open Slot

Step 2: Press Finger Into Open Slot

Press your finger into the slot where your key sits.

Step 3: Open Key Fob

Step 3: Open Key Fob

Once you have your finger inside the slot, push the back of the fob until it pops open.

Step 4: Replace the Battery

Step 4: Replace the Battery

Step 4: Replace the Battery

Once you have the back off of the key fob, hold the battery with your finger. Take a screwdriver and slide it under the battery on the side where the grooves are not holding the battery in. Gently pull the screwdriver up until the battery pops out.

Step 4: Replace the Battery

Step 4: Replace the Battery

After you have taken the old battery out. Get your new battery, and slide it back into place underneath the grooves. Make sure to put the new battery in the same way as the old battery.

Step 5: Put the Fob Back Together

Step 5: Put the Fob Back Together

Step 5: Put the Fob Back Together

Make sure the back of the key fob is the correct direction. Align the sides and firmly press the back of the key fob with both hands until you hear a click.

Step 7: Completed Process

Step 7: Completed Process

Now you have completed replacing the key fob battery.

If you are still unsure of what to do, feel free to watch the video on How To Change a Key Fob Battery With a Key.

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Katra Fife
Katra Fife
3 years ago

I replaced the battery in my key fob but the vehicle still will not detect the key. Can you help 2015 Kia Sorento

Maria Marcotte
Maria Marcotte
3 years ago
Reply to  Katra Fife

Hello, the next step would be to stop by our parts department and have the keyless entry pad checked for signal strength. Feel free to give our parts or service department a call at (785)856-8700.

Max
Max
2 years ago

Great collection about replacing the battery in a swing-up Kia Key. Thanks for sharing this

Daria Bounds
Daria Bounds
1 year ago

Thank you for the step-by-step instructions! Very easy to follow and I was able to successfully change my battery.

Anne Kelley
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Anne Kelley
1 year ago
Reply to  Daria Bounds

You’re welcome!

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