2019 Sorento SX L (FWD)
If I have the fob in my pocket and when picking something off the ground outside the garage it set off the panic alarm, are you writing that the tape method stops the connection or it would still work if you pushed hard on that button? Is the only solution then to use the dental pick or cushion insert so the button cannot be pushed?yes and yes.
My solution is to wear the fob on my belt, I want all the buttons to work but only when I push them.
Had my dental cleaning and asked for a few different types of picks and found the one exactly as in the video.Yes, I disabled the alarm on both my Sorrento fobs, see this video. Actually I had the things he referenced here but couldn't find them. I took the twisters you use to seal plastic bags, cut a small end off and used that to cushion where he is showing. You are not insulating anything electrical. You are just putting in a cushion or block, mechanically, to keep the fob from depressing the alarm accidentally. I have not tested but I suspect that if you really pressed hard you might be able to get it to go off. I have not used the hack to disable the hatch control. For some reason sometimes when I stick my head inside the back of the car the hatch starts to come down, I don't know if it's me setting off a sensor or me accidentally pressing the fob that I am holding in my hand. I was more concerned w/the alarm that I set off at least half a dozen times before I did this:
If you have the smart version, remove the 'hidden' key and separate the case from that end.I have opened the same Fob design used in the 2015 with great difficulty bruising the plastic as well. How are you opening this. Is there a trick? I did it to change the Fob batteries.
ThxWatch a you tube video. There's plenty of them.
You can remote start the Kia with the standard keyfob following one of the minute long youtube videos, but you need to have the remote starter set up on your vehicle. Maybe you are thinking you can start it without it installed?Thx
I watch one and the guy used a screw driver. It split appart so easy. LOL
I used the key myself before. Maybe thats the trick.
I came across feeds which said you can remote start your Kia with a standard Fob like I have. Was by first pressing the door lock button and then the rear door right after. Hmm didn't work for me. This Sorento will remote start via UVO app so the stuff is there for it to happen. I got googly eyed watch a number and gave up.
Yeah - if you've already got UVO, I'd just go with that. We get pretty cold temps where I live. It was actually cheaper to get a 3rd party remote start that has a longer starting distance than the Kia OEM remote start. Best $200 I've ever spent on a car.I very rarely have occasion to remote start the car, and for the times I do it, UVO handles it fine. The remote start hardware is only good for at most a few hundred feet. UVO will start it if you're in another country.
Is this the kit you got?Yeah - if you've already got UVO, I'd just go with that. We get pretty cold temps where I live. It was actually cheaper to get a 3rd party remote start that has a longer starting distance than the Kia OEM remote start. Best $200 I've ever spent on a car.
This is the kit I got (well, not the EXACT one, but this version from a couple years ago):Is this the kit you got?
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Did the price go down to $150 or perhaps this is a different kit?
I'm a bit apprehensive because there are not a lot of reviews...