Question about 2003 Kia Rio
My Kia Rio will unlock for half a second and then shuts again. I can see a few pots that suggest it's might be a common problem but no solution. Can anyone point me in the right direction of the likley cause and fix
1, Use fob to unlock and immediately open passenger door. This will give you access to bonnet release switch.
2, Open bonnet and remove 25AMP Door lock fuse
3, Spray WD40 on key- place in drivers door lock and gently try to open and close- do not use force. Half remove key and spray more WD40 into barrell. Keep gently playing until you can lock and unlock using key
4, Replace 25AMP fuse
5, It worked for me- hopefully for you also
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
My problem was solved after putting a new battery in the key fob. Hope this helps someone.
Posted on Feb 11, 2011
I have posted about this problem before, on the Kia Forum, on our 04 Picanto. It only
occurs when there is a frost of several or more degrees below, like last
winter and now this winter up here in Central Scotland. I haven't cured
it yet but the first thing to do once in the car is to remove the
central locking fuse. This fuse box is below the steering wheel
by the door. The cover just pulls off. The fuse is the third one from
the left on the bottom row. It is marked on the back of the fuse box
cover. There is a fuse removal tool in one of the top slots in the fuse
box. Once done then individual doors and boot can be opened without
affecting the others so hopefully the passenger door will work okay. We
leave the fuse out during frosty weather. Also do not use the central
locking button on the key as you will set the alarm (on some models)
much to your embarrassment later.
As far as a cure goes I'm still working on it. A guy in a garage reckoned it could be the wrong sort of grease on the lock latch so I tried degreaser and a tooth brush several times. This on it's own hasn't cured it. Next I've tried WD40 and deicer with some success as it was -12C the other night and the passenger door opened fine but not the driver's side. Maybe more degreasing? Who knows but it is very annoying and my partner spent over an hour trying to get in previously when it was -13C with a hot water bottle propped against the lock.
One other consequence of a stuck driver's door and climbing out the passenger door, is that the lights-on alarm won't sound and the lights won't be switched off either and hence a flat battery occurred.
Hope this may help.
Posted on Dec 10, 2010
I have exactly the same problem on a 2005 Picanto. Did you ever find the cause of the problem?
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
Central locking has stopped working
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