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2004 Kia Optima - Key Fob

I put new batteries in the fob and it no longer opens the doors, trunk and the panic alarm does not work. Took the fob to the dealer who tested it and said it is not the fob and to make an appointment to bring the car in and they would check it out. The service person acted like this was going to be costly and not covered under the warranty. They also acted like the car was "old" with heavy mileage...I will have had it four years in 01/09 and it has 47K on it.

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  • tishavoc Dec 06, 2008

    I tried the suggestion from pittmanc but it did not solve the problem.



    I took the fob out to the car and turned the key to the on position. I put the fob below the dash in several places and pushed the lock button several times. The fob did not respond. Am I missing something about the placement of the fob? Should it be on my right or left leg side? How far below the dash should I be placing it.



    Thanks for all your help and I hope with a little more instruction, I can get these fobs to work.



    If this helps it is a Bontec T-011 fob and I could not find FREE instructions on the internet.

  • pffffffffffffft that did not help either, I even printing it out and took it outside with me. UGH. I glad I have remotes.

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You need to reprogram it ok this is what you do turn the key to the on position but do not crank it take the clicker and aim it at the lower dash driver side of sterring wheel press the lock button a few times then turn off key remove key and try clicker this should fix it

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