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Is this a dealer only option? I don't necessarily want another fob, just an extra traditional key cut as an emergency spare.
 

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You have push button start (if you have an EX). You need more than 2 keys? If so, PM me the last 8 of your vin and I'll see what I can do for you.
 

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Had my locksmith get me a Kia blank to cut me a valet key. It started my 2012 EX; thought it would require programming, but didn't.
 

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thanks for the smug answer. I did read that thread before and when I searched usingh the advanced search I typed in "key replacements" and this thread never showed up in the search. In any event the solution you gave in the thread was to buy the key and hope it works. Not really an answer at all and the thread itself you posted, does nothing to answer my question. I was really hoping this thread would provide an answer not snarky remarks from a select few individuals on this forum that like to do this sort of thing.

 

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That's good to know it doesn't need programming. How much did a locksmith charge to cut a Kia blank?

Had my locksmith get me a Kia blank to cut me a valet key. It started my 2012 EX; thought it would require programming, but didn't.
 

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For $35 I think I can do without a valet key. I was hoping if it was like a regular key charge from say Home Depot or Lowes at around $2.
 

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thanks for the smug answer. I did read that thread before and when I searched usingh the advanced search I typed in "key replacements" and this thread never showed up in the search. In any event the solution you gave in the thread was to buy the key and hope it works. Not really an answer at all and the thread itself you posted, does nothing to answer my question. I was really hoping this thread would provide an answer not snarky remarks from a select few individuals on this forum that like to do this sort of thing.
No problem. Try Midol for the cramping.

Anyway, it is eight bucks for the blank. If it doesn't work, you're only out eight bucks. The only issue you may run into is that some places might not use blanks they didn't sell you.
 

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No problem. Try Midol for the cramping.

Anyway, it is eight bucks for the blank. If it doesn't work, you're only out eight bucks. The only issue you may run into is that some places might not use blanks they didn't sell you.
That's way too much money for Dark Cloud........even the Midol
 

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We have the push button Sportage Platnum (not sure what that translates to in other countries EX/SX ?) and have found that you can lock the keys in the back very easily by leaving them in the shopping bag, put bags in the back, close the hatch door. The car very pilotly beeps at you after the door is shut (and locked) informing you that you have now locked yourself out and the only way in is using the spare (that is at home) or wait the 3 hours for the Roadside non-Assists. :(

After doing this twice I got a blank metal drivers door key from the dealer then had it cut at the lock smith. This is strategically placed in a magnetic box somewhere that won't fall off after going over a bump (hopefully).

IMO $35 is well worth the money considering the expense and time involved if you have ever done this. :D
 
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