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Are the indicators supposed to flash when you lock a kia sorento, Mine will not flash when locking but flash when unlocking, what could be the problem. cheers snip

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Hi, my mom has a 2004 sorento, and she had this problem.
we found that when you UNLOCK it, the lights flash 2 times quickly. and when you LOCK it, they flash 1 time, but it is a longer flash,
if they do not flash when you lock it, it means a door is closed, now if you are 100% sure the doors are all closed, then you problem is in the switches on the door.
if you open the drivers door, and look along the seem of the car it's self, not along the door,, you should see the little black button, which is covered in a black rubber.
Try holding this down with your finger and locking the car with your remote. is the lights flash like they should, then ......
you need to find the "bumper" that is on the door, it is a small felt circle. you most likely have to move it around so that it "re-alines" wit the rubber button. then it should solve your problem,
this fix shouldn't cost you anything.
hope this helped.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

  • John Hollingsworth
    John Hollingsworth Dec 05, 2012

    is the black button the one that controls the light in the door when open


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