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My shell for my remote is damaged and I have another sell to put the board and key in. I thought the shell would come in two pieces, but it is closed as it would be if there was a board in it. I do not want to damage the new shell. Can someone please detail the steps or point me to a video of how to properly open the type of remote shell with the start button on the back and key at the bottom? Thanks!!
 

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This came out of the '22 US manual. Can't imagine they changed much. Maybe someone can confirm. It describes removing the key. And prying open the remote keyless entry cover. Hopefully this gets you far enough along that the rest is obvious. The manual itself didn't describe the replacement of the electronics.


 

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Found a decent video as well.

Kia Key FOB Battery Change - Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, Forte, Soul, K5 - YouTube

Once you get the cover off the circuit board comes out pretty easy, it's just held in by the silicon sock holding it in place. Pull up on the battery, not to remove the battery, just use the battery compartment for leverage to pull it out. It's not obvious how it comes out but I almost by accident figured it out by giving a small exploratory tug on the battery and 'boop' it came right out with very little pressure. There's really nothing holding it in but the protective silicone gasket.


When you put the key back in give it a wiggle. When I put mine back in the little latch latched, but not 100%. Gave it a little wiggle and the button you press to release the key popped back out to the fully latched position.
 

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Found a decent video as well.

Kia Key FOB Battery Change - Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, Forte, Soul, K5 - YouTube

Once you get the cover off the circuit board comes out pretty easy, it's just held in by the silicon sock holding it in place. Pull up on the battery, not to remove the battery, just use the battery compartment for leverage to pull it out. It's not obvious how it comes out but I almost by accident figured it out by giving a small exploratory tug on the battery and 'boop' it came right out with very little pressure. There's really nothing holding it in but the protective silicone gasket.
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When you put the key back in give it a wiggle. When I put mine back in the little latch latched, but not 100%. Gave it a little wiggle and the button you press to release the key popped back out to the fully latched position.
Thank you so very much. I spoke with someone at JustAnswer this morning who told me that moving the board from one case to another would require reprogramming because the case had some special encoding that connected the board to the case. I just could not imagine that. So, I finally decided to open the fob this afternoon. Seeing that if the guy at JustAnswer had it right, I would be able to put the board back in the old case, I moved the board to the new case and went out and tried it with the car. Well, JustAnswer had it totally wrong and the fob put in the new case worked with each feature performing as it had when in the broken case.

If anyone out there needs a new case like I did because of a missing button (no where could I find to just buy the lock button alone), you can find a complete empty shell on eBay listed under K5 remote keyless entry smart key.

Thanks again!!
 

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Thank you so very much. I spoke with someone at JustAnswer this morning who told me that moving the board from one case to another would require reprogramming because the case had some special encoding that connected the board to the case. I just could not imagine that. So, I finally decided to open the fob this afternoon. Seeing that if the guy at JustAnswer had it right, I would be able to put the board back in the old case, I moved the board to the new case and went out and tried it with the car. Well, JustAnswer had it totally wrong and the fob put in the new case worked with each feature performing as it had when in the broken case.

If anyone out there needs a new case like I did because of a missing button (no where could I find to just buy the lock button alone), you can find a complete empty shell on eBay listed under K5 remote keyless entry smart key.

Thanks again!!
LOL, someone thought the case had encoding? That's hilarious...
 
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