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Dan, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  Auto Technician
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I need to know how to reset the anti theft system, 2011

Customer Question

I need to know how to reset the anti theft system
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2011 sedona lx
JA: Are you fixing your Sedona yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Removed connectors from battery. Removed memory fuse. Removed alternator fuse.
JA: Will the battery hold a charge? Do you know the fuse number?
Customer: Battery holds charge. Car just refused to turn over out of the blue
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Disconnect both battery cables (positive and negative) and clamp or use a jumper wire to hold them together, turn key to on position and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then turn ignition off and remove key, reconnect battery cables at a time, positive first then negative. This should reset the system.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation at no extra charge. This does not have to be my only answer. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. Hoping to be giving you 5 star service.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks Dan.
Will try tomorrow.
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Ok hoping that works for you, if not then you may need a scan tool to check for any codes in the anti theft system.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Please leave a rating so I get credit for my time, thanks.