Programming-Registering new key

Kevin Technician Alberta Posted   Latest   Edited  
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L 4-spd

I have been ask if I could program new key as thumbler was mechanically jammed. I declined but was wondering any tool other than OEM access cut it. I suppose somebody on a budget can swap the chip. Cheers

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Saul Owner
Texas
Saul
 

I didn't think that year car will have a chip in the key, but then again I could be wrong. HY14-P key?

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Paul Owner/Technician
Colorado
Paul
   

All cars sold new in Canada require immobilizers, even entry level Kias that don't require security the US. Canada also requires automatic Daytime Running Lights. Different country, different rules.

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Duane Mechanic
Alaska
Duane
 

Are you wanting to replace tumblers, or program a key? Most dealers can rebuild the tumblers, would not have to change keys

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Paul Owner/Technician
Colorado
Paul
 

Or a good local auto locksmith should be able to help you.

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Kevin Technician
Alberta
Kevin
 

The shop already purchased a tumbler with key from the dealer which is different than the vehicle. I was reading the procedure which look similar to a dodge pin code.

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Ralf Owner/Technician
Illinois
Ralf
 

The key comes back to be a HY14 as mentioned in a previous post. I don't see any of my suppliers offer a transponder key for this vehicle. If it is the Kia Dealer would be able to share that Information. If I am understanding the question. Chrysler would be a good assumption as they share with several other manufactures.

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Ralf Owner/Technician
Illinois
Ralf
 

There are a great many tools that can be used to do this. And as already mentioned your local locksmith can help as well.

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Christopher Mobile Technician
Nevada
Christopher
 

Cloning may be an option though I'm not familiar with what kind of chip it would be offhand as most US-market keyed ignitions weren't chipped and that's where my reference lies. Just make sure that you're getting it done on a regular carbon/glass style chip and not something that uses volatile memory. I probably wouldn't chance it in your position but I have had luck before with recovering…

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Ralf Owner/Technician
Illinois
Ralf
 

Hot Glue the old key close to the antenna problem solved. Nah just kidding.

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Andrew Owner/Technician
Iowa
Andrew
 

Unfortunately most of us are based in the US and couldn't confirm what tool would work. AutoProPad shows the ability to read pin and do AKL. IM608 does not show compatibility. Cloning would be an option. Universal keys would be an option as well. Should be a 4D-60 chip. Would be able to read the original key to identify chip if it happened to be different.

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