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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2006, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hi folks - first time on here. I bought a 1997 Kia Mentor GLX a couple of years ago and have never had any trouble with it - good reliable car and did what I wanted it to.

A couple of days ago it stopped responding to my key fob to open the central locking, which doesn't bother me that much except that the fob also controls the engine immobiliser. Now I can't get the car to start.

HELP!!

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seems as there are no answers to this one. i suggest taking it to a field and putting a match to it.
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Did you ever get this problem sorted? I am having same problem and I need to learn how to disable the immobiliser.

thanks
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Here is a longshot to your problem. I had the same thing happen to our work car, which is a Holden Cruze. I simply checked the fuse box, pulled the fuse out that controls the central locking etc., fuse was good, then replaced it and bingo. Back to working order..Just a bad connection with the fuse itself.
I'm sure the garage would tell you how to disconnect the engine imobilizer, but may talk you into spending more money in fixing the main problem. Hope this helps..

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Thanks for the advice. I&#39;ll give that a try.
There is a code that allows you to override the immobiliser.

I got this code from the dealer but the code they gave me was 6 digits and the code should only have 5.

When I queried this they just said drop the last digit. Also there was a 0 in the code which cannot be entered, for this the dealer said replace the 0 with 1 or maybe 2 instead.

Suprise suprise the code hasn&#39;t worked and the dealer isn&#39;t very helpful. I tired calling Kia direct about this code but they will only issue the codes to dealers.

Has anyone else tried entering this code? Maybe I just haven&#39;t got the right knack as it invlolves pressing and depressing the accelerator at specific moments and maybe I am just doing it wrong.

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HELP&#33;

Hey i drive a 1997 Kia Mento and i have the same problem i sprayed out the engine bay and since then the car wont start it will turn over but nothing will ignite... i &#39;m pretty sure its the immobilser but i dont know

if anyone can help please do&#33;&#33;

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OK..You sprayed out the engine bay with what?..water or paint?. If you have an air compressor, blow around the spark plugs, distributor cap, coil, and any other electrical gadget you can see. If you don&#39;t have access to a compressor, then leave the bonnet up during the day, and let the sun do the work. Just sounds like there is a water build up on the electrics. You could try some WD 40, or CRC (water dispersant), but that gets kinda messy and oily. Hope that helps..

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Thanks for the advise,

I sprayed it out with just degreaser and water from car lovers.
I&#39;ve Left it in the sun for like 3 days now and WD-40ed it and still nothing there isnt anysparks in the sparkplugs so i have no idea whats going on&#33;
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I have a 2000 KIA Sportage and ran into a problem with the keyless remote shortly after I bought it. The immobilser stopped the car from starting. I called the dealer and was told I would need to have the car towed to the dealer, and I would then need to have had to have another keyless remote programmed. I was quoted a price of about &#036;US 150 for a single keyless remote - not including towing.

I did not buy it. I went to the service department at the dealer and talked to the senior technician for quite a while. Eventually, I paid him some money fopr instructions on how to program a new keyless remote. The instructions I was given follow. They work with all Sportages - 2002. They are supposed to work on other KIA models.

1. Open driver&#39;s door. Turn ignition to "ON" position.

2. Locate the programming button on wiring harness pigtail. It is behind the left side of the center console (to the right of the gas pedal). It is next to the RKE module. (feel around under the plastic wall)

3. Press and hold the programming button for 15 seconds. The horn will sound 3 times when it enters programming mode.

4. Press the lock button on the transmitter. The horn should sound once to confirm the transmitter. Repeat for any additional transmitters. You apparently can have up to 4 transmitters.

5. Turn ignition to "OFF" and test transmitters.

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I have the same problem with my kia mentor and the dealer seems unable to fix it??? the problem occured when i changed the battary in the key fob. Any ideas on how to fix the problem? many thanks
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