Kia Forte: Smart Key System / Smart Key Antenna

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Smart Key System / Smart Key Antenna

Repair procedures
Removal

Interior Antenna 1

  

Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the crash pad center lower panel.

(Refer to Body - "Crash Pad Center Lower Panel")

3.

Remove the Interior antenna 1 (B) by loosening the screws after disconnecting the connector (A).

Interior Antenna 2

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the floor console assembly.

(Refer to Body - "Floor Console Assembly")

3.

Remove the Interior antenna 2 (B) by loosening the screws after disconnecting the connector (A).

Trunk Antenna

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the rear transverse trim.

(Refer to Body - "Rear Transverse Trim")

3.

Remove the trunk antenna (B) by loosening the nuts after disconnecting the connector (A).

Tailgate Antenna

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the rear transverse trim.

(Refer to Body - "Rear Transverse Trim")

3.

Disconnect the tailgate antenna connector (A).

4.

Remove the tailgate antenna (A) after loosening the mounting nuts.

Rear Bumper Antenna

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the rear bumper assembly.

(Refer to Body - "Rear Bumper Assembly")

3.

Remove the rear bumper antenna (B) by loosening the screws after disconnecting the connector (A).

Door Outside Handle

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the front door outside handle.

(Refer to Body - "Front Door Outside Handle")

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

Inspection

Antenna Actuation Diagnosis

1.

Connect the cable of KDS to the data link connector in driver side crash pad lower panel.

2.

After IG ON, select the "Actation Test".

3.

Set the smart key near the related antenna and operate it with a KDS.

4.

If the LED of smart key is blinking, the smart key is normal.

5.

If the LED of smart key is not blinking, check the voltage of smart key battery.

6.

Antenna actuation

Interior Antenna 1

Interior Antenna 2

Trunk/Tailgate Antenna

Bumper Antenna

Driver Door Antenna

Assist Door Antenna

Antenna Status Check

1.

Connect the cable of KDS to the data link connector in driver side crash pad lower panel.

2.

Select the "Antenna Status Check".

3.

After IG ON, select the "Antenna Status Check".

4.

Set the smart key near the related antenna and operate it with a KDS.

5.

If the smart key runs normal , the related antenna, smart key(transmission, reception) and exterior receiver are normal.

6.

Antenna status

Interior Antenna 1

Interior Antenna 2

Trunk Antenna

Bumper Antenna

Driver Door Antenna

Assist Door Antenna

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