Getting into Your Hyundai or Kia
Retrieving the mechanical key
For a Hyundai and Kia, press and hold the release button at the key ring end of the remote control or ‘clicker’ and pull the key ring to remove mechanical key. Use the key to unlock the driver’s door.
A newer version looks very similar and operates in the same way. Press and hold the release button which is on the back and near the top of the remote control and pull the key ring to remove the mechanical key.
Use the key to unlock the driver’s door.
Starting with the 2014 Kia Cadenza and K900, the Hyundai Genesis, and the new independent Genesis line, these manufacturers have also adopted the hidden keyhole trick. 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.
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