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Change battery want to put in new battert, man at check parts says kia auto must activate battery.    he has got to be crazy, right?

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If you're talking about the car battery, you can replace it yourself. If your radio has a theftlock, you might need the unlock code to turn it back on. As far as batteries go, you get what you pay for. So I would recommend Interstate. They are expensive, but WELL worth it.

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There has been known issues with the alternator on several year/versions of this car. If memory serves me right, there was a TSB for the alternator either over or undercharging.The TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) specifies replacing the alternator and re-flashing the PCM.(Powertrain Control Mudule).

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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