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Experience:  Hyundai Certified and 15+ years as an ASE Maser Tech
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Misplaced remote control but I have a spare key. if I open

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misplaced remote control but I have a spare key. if I open the door, I do not know how to stop alarm. So, I need a remote control. Also, how do I stop alarm? Thank you.
JA: Have you tried locking and unlocking the driver's side door using the key itself?
Customer: no
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2012 kia optima
JA: Are you fixing your Optima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Well, first I was planning to get locksmith to try to open steering wheel lock and see if he can stop alarm. Then drive car to closest Kia, Nostrand Ave to see if they can replace remote control. How does this sund?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I can think of
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  George H. replied 7 months ago.

Hello UI will help,

Before you call the locksmith try locking and unlocking the driver's door and then try to start the engine. Leave the key in the run position for 30 seconds til the alarm stops sounding then turn the key off and start the engine.

Let me know if that works for you