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Hyundai and Kia Dead Key Fob Help – Part I

Getting into Your Hyundai or Kia

Retrieving the mechanical key

hyundai Mechanical KeyFor a Hyundai and Kia, press and hold the release button on the remote control or ‘clicker’ and remove the mechanical key. Use the key to unlock the driver’s door.

Hidden Keyholes

Starting with the 2014 Kia Cadenza and K900, and the Hyundai Genesis, these manufacturers have also adopted the hidden keyhole Kia Keyhole Covertrick. The Kia Optima and Sportage were added in 2016. Finding the keyhole is similar to those of other makers. As shown in the image to the left, place the mechanical key in the slot found under the cover at the back of the driver’s door handle (1) and pry or pull forward and up (2). Yes, you must pry a piece of your car off, but its ok! The cover will come off exposing the keyhole.

Afterwards, the cover can be pressed back on, but your immediate concern is getting into your car.

Also, check our videos for additional help.

Continue to Starting Instructions …

Hyundai and Kia Dead Key Fob Help – Part II


* Keep these instructions with you in our Dead Key FOB App. Search “Dead Key FOB” at your device’s store or click here.)


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