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How do you enter radio code for a 1996 Kia Sephia?

We bought a used 96 Kia Sephia for our daughter. It has the original factory car stereo. When you start the car, the radio plays, but the display flashes for a couple minutes, then the radio shuts down, and 'HOLD' is displayed. I found out an anti-theft code is required. I obtained the 4 digit code from Kia, but nobody seems to know how to enter the code. Is there some way to put the radio into code mode, so the code can be entered?

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  • dkatashuk Feb 10, 2009

    There are no instructions in the 1996 Kia Sephia owners manual. It barely even mentions that there is a radio (it calls it out as 'optional'), and has absolutely no information at all regarding the operation of the radio.

  • dkatashuk Feb 11, 2009

    I went to the dealer today. They couldn't figure it out either. They gave me the Kia Cust service number, and I got the code number from them. They made it sound like the radio would ask for the code, but it never did. I could not get it to go into code mode. I even unhooked the battery for 5 minutes, rehooked it, and it still would not allow me to add the code. I have a friend in the audio business checking into it now. If nothing else, we'll just install a new stereo. What I can't figure out is why would anybody want to steal this cheap stereo anyway???

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    sounds like a trip to the dealer in in order.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the instructions are in the owners manual.

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Remote Starter Wiring Colors and Notes

Function
Vehicle Color
Location

Start:
RED/LT. BLUE
IGNITION SWITCH HARNESS **

Ignition #1:
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IGNITION SWITCH HARNESS

Ignition #2:
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* Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Located On Passenger Side Of Engine Compartment On Passenger Wheelwell. This Wire Can Also Be Found At the Firewall Harness On the Driver's Side of Vehicle. ** This Vehicle Is Equipped With Ford's PATS Anti-Theft System. Use Universal Alarm Bypass Module part # 2x402 where X can be any number. *** Must power ign3 using a relay. Tap relay coil to ign3 connection of remote start along with bypass module. No diode isolation is required.

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u need to go to the dealer and get the code for the radio either that or u knocked a wire lose and its barley in pull it out and unplug the wires and put them back in

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If its a factory installed radio and not an aftermarket radio, only dealerships can reset the radio for you. The reason for being is dealerships needs to be sure that his or her radios are not stolen.

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