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Default horn not working with alarm system..

ever since we got the kia (been about a year now), the horn doesn't honk when you lock the doors with the fob OR when you press the panic button. the horn works on the steering wheel, but not on the alarm system. any ideas?
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horn don't work when you lock da doors, nornal

hold da panic button longer and see if dat will set it off

dats the way it works on our 05

no factory alarm system on US spects sorentos

if after market alarm system, contact after market mfg

if you purchased it used, did it come with the owner manual ?

if not, which is sorry to say too common, used vehicles should not be allowed to be sold without out one !!

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Beyond help has it correct. The horn doesn't sound with lock or unlock and the panic button has to be held for 3 seconds to activate.

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Our 07 works with the horn. When we lock it with the key fob and press it twice the parking lights blink and the horn blows (of course the doors lock). When I go to unlock it one press unlocks the drivers door and the second one unlicks all the other doors.
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2006 and prior (unless you pay for upgraded factory alarm from dealer): NO horn with lock or unlock. And, as others have already stated - HOLD the panic button for several seconds. Also, I have noticed that the fob will lock the doors and turn on panic alarm from a much greater distance than it will unlock the doors. I suppose that is a safety feature.
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is that normal for the horn not to beep when you lock the doors on the key fob?
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On my 07 Spectra, it won't sound the horn unless you press the lock button twice on the key fob, just pressing it once locks the doors and flashes the turn signals.

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On my 07 Spectra, it won't sound the horn unless you press the lock button twice on the key fob, just pressing it once locks the doors and flashes the turn signals.
So what does pressing it twice achieve, apart from sounding the horn? (Or is it just the car's way of saying "you locked it already you ******* idiot" )

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I haven't got that far in the owners manual yet. So for now I'll be the ******* idiot.
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is that normal for the horn not to beep when you lock the doors on the key fob?
Wish it were not. But yes it is. You would think they could give us horn chirps right?!
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