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Would this work so I wouldn't need to use the dental pick method above? The button would still psh down but the contact would not be made?
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.
 

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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.
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?
 

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Any tape or other insulator will permanently prevent the fob button working. But you can still push it, but to no effect since the electrical operation of the button is prevented.
 

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The Fob looks the same as the 2015 but in less than 30 days of ownership of this 2019. The Panic has been set off at least 6 times, doors activated (lights flash as something was triggered) and I found my tailgate Open (up later in the day). Good thing it wasn't over night or during some heavy rains we've got.
Maybe the travel of the buttons are less or more sensitive. I haven't studied it but I mentioned it to the dealer who showed a new Fob design where the buttons are along the side.
 

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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:
Had my dental cleaning and asked for a few different types of picks and found the one exactly as in the video.
I'm not very handy, but followed it and in less than 5 minutes it was done ! No more setting off the panic alarm in my pocket bending over to pick up something. Double thanks !
 

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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.
 

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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.
If you have the smart version, remove the 'hidden' key and separate the case from that end.
 

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Thanks it is Smart Version on both, as they're both SX builds.

I believe I'd done it like that but found it hard braking the sides free.

FYI I bent over twice yesterday with nothing in my pocket and set off the Emergency horn. Maddening for sure, I'll look at the old link before do anything. Manual don't aid in opening these up.
 

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Watch a you tube video. There's plenty of them.
 

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Watch a you tube video. There's plenty of them.
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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.
 

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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.
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?
 

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I can remote start via the UVO App or via browser access to Kia UVO as my SX is configured. Hence there is control circuitry there. I figure it may have the fob sensing already there even though I didn't get the little extra remote. Video's show it happening on a variety of Kia. Although the year wasn't specified.
 

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Actually, the remote start from the keyfob is apparently different hardware. You have to have the remote start option installed for the keyfob trick to work. FWIW, I can start my car with UVO from anywhere, but no go on the remote start with the keyfob.
 

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I see now!!! Is it worth the hardware or just use UVO while available. Although is seem odd UVO can do it and not the fob but it would need a different or additional sensor for that input. Oh well, very interesting.
 

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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. :D
 

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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. :D
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.
 

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yeah, I have to go out in the winter anyway, clear the window, roof etc. No remote is going to do that.

I am my Wife's Remote for her SX doing it all and turning on the heated seat as well for her. Other scenarios like coming out from a dinner or visiting could be useful. If I thought of it. LOL
 

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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.
Is this the kit you got?

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...
 

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Is this the kit you got?

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...
This is the kit I got (well, not the EXACT one, but this version from a couple years ago):
Best Buy - Compustar 1-Way Remote Start

I just got it from my local Best Buy during one of their big Black Friday / Christmas sales. Maybe it was closer to $250, than $200, but they handled the install and everything. The best part about that is that if something is mucked up, you can just bring it in and Best Buy will handle it. 1000 feet doesn't sound very far, but it is a good distance for my needs.

This is just the 1-way remote. You can later upgrade to the 2-way if you wish. The last time I priced it out, it'd be like $100 to upgrade from 1-way to 2-way (including install).

Hope that helps.
 
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