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Remote Key Fob Reset

My remote stopped working and the local Kia agent was anything but helpful. I previously posted a help request here but as nobody responded and l have found the answer l will post it for anyone else who needs it.

My car is a UK supplied Magentis / Optima but my understanding is that this will will work with any Cobra remote on any model.

There are 2 buttons on the remote, large- A and small- B

1) Standing next to the drivers window press both buttons together until the LED stops flashing and goes out, this will take several seconds.

2) Press button A and the LED will flash, the reset is now complete.

3) Press A again to check the system is working. It nearly always does but if not there is a more serious fault elsewhere.

Yup, it really is that easy.

For this my friendly Kia garage wanted to bankrupt me.


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You have done this without any tool help?
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Remotes can NOT be reset. You have tried new battery's correct?
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