If you drive a Kia vehicle, then you are probably like many Sparta drivers who enjoy using the Kia key fob for remote starting purposes. However, there’s probably a lot more your Kia key fob can do that you don’t even know about, and West Salem Kia is here to show you all of the tricks and tips. Learn about the ins and outs of your Kia key fob with our service center, and rely on the experts at West Salem Kia for all of your service and maintenance needs.
Newer Kia models will usually have keys that have microchips, which are known as transponders. What does the transponder do? Each transponder contains a code that’s unique to your Kia key fob. When you insert your key into your ignition and start your car, the transponder sends out its code to the receiver in your dashboard. Most new Kia models have this feature in their keys, but if you drive a 2013 Kia or older, then your key may not have this feature.
If your Kia needs to be replaced, then the process of swapping your old battery for a new one is relatively simple and can be done from home. To replace your Kia key fob battery, you’ll need to open the fob. Here’s how to open a Kia key fob step by step:
For a Kia Smart Key:
Once you have the key fob open, you’ll need to replace the battery. Here’s how to perform a Kia key fob battery replacement:
If you would rather have our experts handle your Kia key fob battery replacement, then schedule service with our team near Onalaska.
If your Kia key fob is slow or not performing at its best, then it may just need to be programmed. This should also be performed after you’ve replaced the old battery. To program your Kia key fob, perform the following steps:
If your Kia key fob doesn’t program, then bring it to our service center or parts department for help. For more Kia key fob tips and tricks or anything else to help you stay on top of your Kia maintenance schedule, visit West Salem Kia near La Crosse.
Contact us for more helpful service and parts information, and let us help you learn about all of the tricks related to your Kia key fob. For anything related to servicing your Kia, rely on West Salem Kia.
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