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2005 Kia Sorento Key Fob Programming Instructions

2005 Sorento

This is what you will need to have before you start

  • 1 or 2 OEM Key Fobs.
  • 1.5 foot of electrical wire, with ends stripped,
    approximately 22 gauge. (Jumper Wire).


  • Open the hood of your SUV.
    Kia sorento keyfob programming step 1
  • Behind the battery on the drivers side is a plastic covered connector labeled Diagnostics.
    Kia sorento keyfob programming step 2
  • Open the plastic cover on the Diagnostics port by pulling up on the edge near the FRONT of the vehicle.
  • Get your prepped/stripped jumper wire and place one end in connector 6 as shown in the pictures.
    Kia sorento keyfob programming step 3
  • Run the other end of the jumper wire to the POSITIVE terminal on your battery, you can just push it into the little opening on there so it stays in place for a few minutes.
    Kia sorento keyfob programming step 4
  • Get into your vehicle with your key fobs.
  • Put one key into your ignition and turn to ON position, DO NOT start your vehicle.
  • If you just have ONE key fob to reprogram, when you turn the vehicle to ON, hold the LOCK button down for 3 seconds, the lights on the dash will go off, and you are done. Turn the key off, disconnect the wire, and try the key fob.
  • If you have TWO key fobs to reprogram, turn the key to ON, hold the first LOCK button for 1 second, then the second one for 1 second. Turn the key off after the lights on the dash go off and remove the jumper wire. Test both Key Fobs