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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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2016 Kia Forteblinking red light on the front of the 2016

Customer Question

2016 Kia Forteblinking red light on the front of the 2016 Kia Forte doing?
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: small binking red light on top of the dashboard just in front of the hood. Security measure?
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2016 Kia Forte
JA: Are you fixing your Forte yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: There is nothing wrong with the Kia except I see a very small blinking red light in the front of the dashboard . I can find no mention of it in the manual. Is it some typ of security measure?
JA: What year is your '16 Forte?
Customer: 2016
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

Hey How are you

you will need a factory scanner or equivalent to run a diagnostic scan & retrieve fault codes from the alarm module in the vehicle.
is it the module, the receiver, hood switch , door switch, wiring etc.. , it could be number of reasons & there is not a fuse or a relay that you can pull out to disconnect it unfortunately

But for now You can try a Master Reset ,If you have 2 keys for it try the other key first , if not ,do the reset ,unless you can get it scanned, A 2016 is fairly new car so maybe it was a glitch or battery went low and some stayed on and low voltage triggered the anti theft module.

also if you have a voltmeter ,measure the battery before you do disconnect let see how much the battery has in it is 12 volts or 11.5 and less etc..

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconnect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 15 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

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