Great question--I came here looking for an answer! I have the same problem. The Drive's door will not unlock--not with the power fob, not with the key on the outside, not with the door handle on the inside. I'm surprised someone from Kia has not addressed this.AnswerGreat question--I came here looking for an answer! I have the same problem. The Drive's door will not unlock--not with the power fob, not with the key on the outside, not with the door handle on the inside. I'm surprised someone from Kia has not addressed this. Answer: Found on "2CarPros" WebsitePosted at Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:06 pmBy EBGB, New to the forumGive Feedback | Votes: 0 "Door Checker" part problemA couple months ago, our 2004 Kia Optima started exhibiting the same symptoms you describe: Door lock mechanism feels jammed, actuators automatically relock, etc.
We took the car to the local Kia dealership where we had purchased the car new, and the shop told us that it was a faulty door lock actuator. The mechanic did not open the door, but said that this was a common problem. They estimated $200 plus labor to repair.
This weekend, I decided to open the door and look for myself. What I found is that the actuator was fine.
The fault was with the latch mechanism, called "door checker" in the Kia service manual. Not the lock... the latch; the actual part that latches onto the striker when the door is closed.
To determine the fault, I first removed the door panel. Remove 1 screw in the grab handle pocket, 1 behind the door open lever, and 2 screws at the forward edge, the bottom edge, and the rear edge. Remove the small window-corner speaker if equipped. Then lift off the door panel. Don't lift too far, there are wires to disconnect.
Once the door panel was removed, I removed the exterior door handle. Two bolts on the inside of the door secure it. Use 10mm socket to remove them. Then remove the connecting linkages by flipping the plastic catches on each to the side. This should allow you to pop the linkage from the socket. The heavy linkage is a little harder, as it has a locking groove. You may need a jewelers screwdriver or dental picks to open the plastic socket a little. Be very careful not to get forceful or you risk breaking the plastic catch. The actual lock mechanism turns 1/8 turn and slides out of the handle assembly. Set the handle aside.
Now disconnect the linkage from the actuator, again by flipping the plastic catch to one side and slipping the linkage from the socket.
Finally, disconnect the linkage that goes to the interior lock above the door-open handle.
With these linkages disconnected and the door handle out, remove the plastic cover on the latch mechanism. You should now be able to peer in and work the lock and opening levers independently and find the fault.
On my particular latch, the plastic bits (yes, they used plastic) had worn and become loose. This allowed the rotating part of the latch to rotate too far, which in turn caused a bind when you try to unlock the mechanism. The security system senses that the latch is not properly unlocked, causing the actuator to immediately engage and relock the doors.
If you confirm that this is your problem, then remove the three screws that hold the mechanism in place and replace the mechanism. I obtained mine from a salvage yard for $30.
Total time to diagnose and repair was about 3 hours - but you now will have an advantage in knowing what you're looking for!
Kia Dealer in Pittsburgh wants $42.00 for "Car Checker" part. Give them your model/year and last eight digits of your vin number when you call to order "door checker" part.
I think you have to push the 'unlock' button twice in order to unlock the doors.
Press, and hold the power button for 10 seconds to unlock the power button.
To program the keyless entry remote on a Chevy Malibu, close all doors and put the key in the ignition. Hold down the power unlock button on the door while turning your key to on and off twice. Then release the power unlock button on the door.
hey there I have a HTC Desire and the power button is broken is there any apps i can get to unlock and lock my phone by using the other buttons on my phone
There are 4 buttons on the overhead console that operate the power doors(the 2 sliding doors and the rear hatch and a power button) The 1st button on the left is marked on/off. This button powers the buttons by each of the sliding doors.
use a cutting torch
Hold down the bottom volume button , the power button and the back button at the same time.
you unlock it by holding down the lock/power button You can unlock your phone by using unlock codes. You can get codes from many online services.
Hold down the stop button and press power
hold the power button and the home key
To unlock the OSD - press and hold the settings button while the monitor is off and then press power button to turn the monitor on.
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW I START MY TRUCK I PUT THE KEYS IN THE INGNTION AND I HAVE TROUBLE STARTING IT I BELIEVE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE SAFETY LOCK
You may not need the reset button. Try disconnecting the negative battery terminal for a period of time, possibly up to 30 minutes. The RKE system on our Kia Optima often stops working, and unhooking the power makes it work again.
Get in the car ans pull up the sticky up thing or try pressing the button again. If neither of these work take it to a mechanic.
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There should be two tabs on the edge of the door panel. They go up to unlock. These lock the doors from the inside (kind of like a police car). Then there's a switch next to the power window button (if you have those). That makes it so no one can get in. Hope that helps. I have a EX, but they should be similiar.
Try this.. open all dorrs and get in driver seat.. Put key in ignition and hold down unlock button in your drivers door and turn key on and off 3 times and doors should unlock and lock let go unlock button and hold both buttons on remote lock should lock and unlock 2 times takes 30 seconds...
To clarify just a bit. The doors no longer unlock when car is turned off or when using the keyless entry remote. Using the key and the button on the drivers side door still works with out a problem. Also, the doors will still lock when car is turned on and when the doors are locked using keyless entry remote.
The way how I unlock a frozen computer is by turning it off manually by pressing the power button on your computer, wait a few minutes, then turn it back on
you click unlock items online button and log in to your penguin and click i have a code
To program a remote keyless entry on 1996 Chevrolet pickup, first hold down the power unlock button of the door panel. Second, turn ignition key ON, OFF, ON, OFF. Then release power unlock button on the door panel.
Press UNLOCK on your key fob twice
Door lock, unlock (the picture of a padlock. Blue button is the panic - horn alarm If you have the power side doors, each one gets its own button.For sure you want to look these functions up in the Owners Manual for the whole story, and features.See "Related Questions" below
# Sit in car, doors closed. Electronically unlock all doors using the power door unlock switch on the driver's door. # Insert key into ignition switch and turn from OFF to ON 8 times within 10 seconds with the 8th time ending in the ON position. (5 times on some models) # The doors should lock and unlock by themselves to signal programming mode. # Using your remote: lock the doors.
Call locksmith or local police dept.