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I have a 2001 Kia sportage 2wd 4door. No keyless entry. Since I bought it, when you lock the doors, the alarm sets (this is normal, according to the manual.) The problem is when I unlock the doors, the alarm goes off until the key is in the ignition. I've done some experimenting, and only the driver's door does this (i guess because it unlocks all the doors?) and it will go off even if you are unlocking the door from INSIDE the vehicle, as long as the key is not in the ignition.. What should I do? Can I just disable the alarm? -- By the way, I had another 01 Kia Sportage, a 4x4 2d Canvas top that did the exact same thing.

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  • geoff hunter Sep 15, 2010

    what do you mean,no keyless entry,all the korean made cars have it as standard......is your car made somewhere else.????this is a QUESTION,as i used to work for Hyundai/Kia (same make same town in korea,two brothers) When new the car comes with 2x remotes and 2x keys with transponders.programmed to the car.....

  • juliette8552 Sep 19, 2010

    I've been to the dealership once before to get a keyless entry remote (I assumed mine had simply been lost) and was told the particular make of my car came without Keyless entry. They proceeded to tell me that it was the computer chip in my key that had gone bad, so I had a new key made ($130.00) and it still didn't fix the problem.

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HOW MUCH???the key has a transponder inbuilt that you have to program to the car for it to work.should cost less than $100, working.the transponder is a magnet (like a swipe card) that the car has to recognise,thats it.if what they said is true why does the alarm go off? yes the key sets it after you take it out of the ignition by locking the doors.but you need to remotely
turn off the alarm before you can get in......i would email kia(for your country)THEY WILL REPLY.(they need chassis #)

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  • juliette8552 Sep 20, 2010

    I will do that. Thank you. By the way - It probably doesn't help that there is 1 dealership in my state, so it's them or drive another 7 hours on top of the 5 I drive to get to the dealership!

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