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I ordered a new case from amazon and i was wondering if the case is smart or is just the case . When it comes and I insert the key onto the key slot do all the control buttons then work ( lock, unlock, trunk and alarm) or does the new case need reprogramming?
 

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Are you asking about a new fob, kinda like the ones they sell from K5OS or from the dealer? If so then I'm pretty sure you have to take it to a dealer to get it programmed correctly. As of right now it will just read like a bunch of zeros, kind of like getting another remote for your garage door.
 

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I'm thinking ( not an easy feat these days) I took my key out of the case and the fob did not work so it stands to reason that the actual key holds the secret sauce
 

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Here in the USA the case needs programming.
You may be able to find a locksmith who has the
programmer, it would be cheaper than having the
dealership do it.
Unless you are on friendly terms with the dealership
Did you try replacing the battery in the case?
That is the usual problem when they stop working
 

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HI Gene happy new year .Its not the battery the key keeps on falling out so I assume the inside locking mechanism is wearing down anyways I will see when it arrives and report back .
 

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Has the snow melted back far enough for you to be on the road yet?
Have a happy New Year.
Oh yes we have been having really bad weather here in Glendale,AZ area
It was only in the high 60's the other day.
 

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we had a large snowfall yesterday The snow wasn't the problem it was the rain the day before froze then it snowed so lots of slippery streets . My heart goes out to you for the high 6-0's :)
 

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Drive careful, I know how the roads are in those conditions.
I lived in Syracuse, NY most of my life
 

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Purchased my 16" used with only one key. Ordered a new FOB online (Kia Factory Parts Online I think) and took it to Batteries Plus and they programmed it for $50.00. I have had no problems with it in over a year (I have even washed it several times and it still works). The Smart Key and programming cost me around $150.00. Dealer wanted $300 for the Smart Key and programming.
 

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Purchased my 16" used with only one key. Ordered a new FOB online (Kia Factory Parts Online I think) and took it to Batteries Plus and they programmed it for $50.00. I have had no problems with it in over a year (I have even washed it several times and it still works). The Smart Key and programming cost me around $150.00. Dealer wanted $300 for the Smart Key and programming.
the difference is I have the smart key but my fob case is wearing out
 

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Well guys you were all right , The new case arrived , I inserted the smart key and pushed the unlock button and what did I get bubkas .Amazon refunded my money . If it is too good to be true it usually is .
 
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