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I changed the battery in my 2005 Kia Optima and the door locks stopped working. When I hit the lock button in the car, it immediately unlocks. Is there something that has to be done to reset them?

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Its a kia and everything goes funny on these cars with electrics ,your lucky the alarm hasnt come on as well ,on these kias their is a diagnostic socket under the bonnet as well as the OBDII and on our europeon models the OBDII doesnt work ,yes it has one but its not wired up ?? anyway try locking and unlocking the doors 3 times slowly with the key ,leave it locked and then try the remote

Posted on May 25, 2011

  • janlaurlil May 25, 2011

    I don't have a keyless entry remote. I just lock the door on the console. Will this solution still work?

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    Colin Stickland May 26, 2011

    not sure to be honest ,its worth a try as it does work on a renault i do know ,so their is a switch only like some american cars i have seen .Well i think but iam not sure but on a kia i have just looked in mt alldata book and anything to do with programming the remotes its a dealer only job and you vehicle did come with a remote key when it was new so its a visit to the dealer iam afraid

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