How to Program a Key Fob for a Kia Optima

by Dulce Dretti
Unlock and lock your vehicle's doors with a key fob.

Unlock and lock your vehicle's doors with a key fob.

The Kia Optima comes equipped with a keyless remote system. The keyless remotes are provided by the dealership at the time of purchase. Vehicle owners can unlock the vehicle doors by pressing the lock or unlock buttons located on the key fob. If lost or damaged, keyless remotes can be purchased at the dealership or online. Remotes purchased over the Internet will require programming before they can be used.

Sit in the vehicle and close all the doors. Insert the key into the ignition.

Turn the key to the "Off" position then to the "On" position. Repeat this until the door locks cycle to indicate that the programming mode is activated. End with the ignition key in the "On" position.

Press the "Unlock" or "Lock" button on the programmable remote. Listen for the doors to lock or unlock to verify successful programming.

Turn the ignition key to the "Off" position. Listen for the door locks to cycle to indicate that you have exited the programming mode.

Repeat the above steps to add any additional remotes.

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About the Author

Dulce Dretti began writing professionally in 1997 for companies such as Englehard, Whydham and BNY. She has also produced and edited information technology and security technical documents, policies and training material. Dretti is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in information security management at Capella University.

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