Kia Key Fob Tricks

Key with key fob in hand

Kia drivers near Gastonia are familiar with innovative tech features meant to make their lives easier. Even though you may know your way around the advanced interior features of your Kia vehicle, there might be a few Kia key fob tricks you haven’t discovered yet. If you’re looking for a way to expand your knowledge with Kia key fob programming, read this Kia key fob tricks guide from Renaldo Kia. For lower prices on routine maintenance, browse our service specials


Kia Key Fob: Lock & Unlock

A vital part of the Kia key fob while you’re running errands near Hickory, the lock and unlock function provides several different capabilities:

  • Press the lock button once to lock all the doors.
  • Press the lock button twice within two seconds to set your Kia vehicle’s alarm. You know your alarm is set when the horn honks twice.

Conversely, the unlock feature on your Kia key fob can be used to make commutes to Forest City easier, by:

  • Pressing the unlock button once to unlock the driver’s door
  • Pressing the unlock button within two seconds to unlock all passenger doors and the trunk

Kia Key Fob: Trunk/Liftgate

Created with ample cargo space, Kia vehicles offer abundant room for your family and friends’ belongings. Load and unload your Kia with ease thanks to these Kia key fob tricks:

  • Kia models with a manual trunk or liftgate: Hold the trunk button for more than one second. The trunk will unlock, allowing you to manually open the trunk.
  • For Kia vehicles with a power trunk or liftgate: Hold the trunk button, and the vehicle’s trunk or liftgate will lift automatically. Need to stop the trunk as it’s lifting? Press the button once more.

Kia Key Fob: Panic Alarm

The Kia key fob programming allows the driver to use the Kia key fob as a panic alarm:

  • Press and hold the panic button for a half-second or more to set off the panic alarm.
  • Press and hold the button again to reset the alarm to the “off” setting.

Kia Key Fob: Hands-Free Lock/Unlock

Just when you thought Kia key fobs tricks couldn’t make your life any easier – introducing the “hidden” feature! Each Kia key fob provides a hands-free lock and unlock. If you and your Kia key fob are close to your home, a thumb on the handle of your door is all you need to do to unlock and begin your trip! 

Kia Key Fob Battery Replacement

After using your Kia key fob around Shelby for an extended period, you might eventually need a Kia key fob battery replacement. You have two choices: either resort to the analog key hidden inside the key fob or request a Kia key fob battery replacement from Renaldo Kia. To assess the Kia key fob battery:

  • Notice the Kia key fob battery slowing down? Hold the key fob up to the remote start button. Push the start button with the key fob to fire up the engine.
  • If your Kia key fob dies completely, use the key inside! But how do you open the Kia key fob? Press the button on the back of your key fob.
  • Contact our parts department to order a replacement battery. 

Get Help with Kia Key Fob Programming with Renaldo Kia 

Now that you know the Kia key fob tricks don’t hesitate to reach out! Contact the service center at Renaldo Kia for questions about your Kia key fob, including ‘do Kia key fobs have chips’? Are you looking for a new Kia model? Explore our new vehicle specials and use our online car buying tools like the value your trade-in tool and more!

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