Kia Forte: Features of your vehicle / Theft-alarm system

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Theft-alarm system

This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the vehicle. This system is operated in three stages: the first is the "Armed" stage, the second is the "Theft-alarm" stage, and the third is the "Disarmed" stage. If triggered, the system provides an audible alarm with blinking of the hazard warning lights.

Limp home (override) procedure
When you turn the ignition switch to the ON position, if the immobilizer indicator () goes off after blinking 5 times, your transponder equipped in the ignition key is out of order. You cann ...

Armed & Theft-alarm stage
Armed stage Using the smart key Park the vehicle and stop the engine. Arm the system as described below. 1.Turn off the engine. 2.Make sure that all doors (and tailgate) and the engine hood ar ...

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Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Owners Manual: Instrument Cluster Control


Adjusting Instrument Cluster Illumination The instrument panel illumination intensity can be adjusted by pressing the control switch with the headlight switch in any position when the ignition switch is in the ON position. The illumination intensity is shown on the instrument cluster ...

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Owners Manual: Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Lights


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