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My alarm fob broke. Bought a new one at the dealer for 35 dollars. then tells me it will cost 109 dollars to program. Can i do it myself

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  • striker51151 Jul 22, 2009

    2005 kia sadona yes factory

  • Jeremy Awbrey May 11, 2010

    What kind/year car?
    Is this a factory alarm or aftermarket?



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There is an excellent step by step guide at this web site:
Even though it shows a Sorento, your Sedona should be the same. Just look for the black plastic box under the hood marked "Diagnostics" and follow the rest of the steps. ** WARNING ** You are putting your car's computer into programming mode when doing this. Proceed at your own risk and follow the guide EXACTLY.
Re-programming Key Fobs
By Redzman
Tools Needed:

  • 1 or 2 OEM Key Fobs.
  • 1.5 foot of electrical wire, with ends stripped, approximately 22 gauge. (Jumper Wire).
  • Open the hood of your SUV.

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  • Behind the battery on the drivers side is a plastic covered connector labeled Diagnostics.

  • Open the plastic cover on the Diagnostics port by pulling up on the edge near the FRONT of the vehicle.

  • Get your prepped/stripped jumper wire and place one end in conneMy alarm fob broke. Bought a new one at the dealer - 04.gif as shown in the pictures.

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  • Run the other end of the jumper wire to the POSITIVE terminal on your battery, youMy alarm fob broke. Bought a new one at the dealer - 05.jpgust push it into the little opening on there so it stays in place for a few minutes.

  • Get into your vehicle with your key fobs.

  • Put one key into your ignition and turn to ON position, DO NOT start your vehicle.

  • If you just have ONE key fob to reprogram, when you turn the vehicle to ON, hold the LOCK button down for 3 seconds, the lights on the dash will go off, and you are done. Turn the key off, disconnect the wire, and try the key fob.

  • If you have TWO key fobs to reprogram, turn the key to ON, hold the first LOCK button for 1 second, then the second one for 1 second. Turn the key off after the lights on the dash go off and remove the jumper wire. Test both Key Fobs.

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