Getting into Your Hyundai or Kia
Retrieving the mechanical key
For a Hyundai, Genesis 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 key fob, available from all three car makers, 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 and more will likely be added. Finding the keyhole is similar to those of other makers. As shown in the image to the left, press the mechanical key into 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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