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GROUP

MODEL

VOLUME

Accessories
NUMBER

Sephia/Sportage
DATE

1

001

December, 1997

Technical Service Bulletin
SUBJECT:

Retrieving Sephia/Sportage Radio Security Codes Through DCS

This service bulletin provides information related to a change in the procedure for retrieving radio security codes from the Dealer Communications System (DCS) for Sephia and Sportage vehicles. Some Kia vehicles feature an anti-theft radio system that prevents the radio from being used in the event it is stolen. When the audio system is not in use, a red “ANTI-THEFT” light flashes to indicate that the anti-theft feature is enabled. If the battery is disconnected or loses power for any reason, or the audio system is removed for service, the audio system will not operate until the correct “radio security code” is input into the radio. Previously, a number of dealership personnel have experienced some difficulty in attempting to retrieve radio security codes via the DCS system. To correct this situation, Kia has developed a new more user-friendly method of retrieving radio security codes through the DCS. Notice: The retrieval procedures contained in this bulletin can only be used to retrieve radio security codes for 1996 and later vehicles. Radio security codes for 1995 and prior vehicles can be obtained by calling the Kia Technical Assistance Center. To avoid delay, please provide the representative with the radio chassis number or include it when leaving a message. By doing this the technical assistance center representative will have your radio security code when he calls back. File Under: Accessories  General Manager  Service Manager  Parts Manager  Technician(s)  Body Shop Manager

Circulate To:  Service Advisor(s)

TSB: Accessories 001 December. RETRIEVAL PROCEDURE USING VIN: 1. enter selection 13.Page 2 of 4 SUBJECT: Retrieving Sephia/Sportage Radio Security Codes Through DCS RADIO SECURITY CODE RETRIEVAL: Confirm that the vehicle is a 1996 or later model and is equipped with a Kia anti-theft radio. 2. 1997 . Review “Retrieval Procedure” before attempting to retrieve radio security codes. Through the Dealer Parts System screen. Enter the full VIN for the vehicle and press ENTER. Radio Security Codes (or selection 3 through the Dealer Warranty/Service screen).

The radio security code will appear on the screen. enter selection 13. Through the Dealer Parts System screen.Page 3 of 4 SUBJECT: Retrieving Sephia/Sportage Radio Security Codes Through DCS 3. Radio Security Codes (or selection 3 through the Dealer Warranty/Service screen). 1997 . 2. TSB: Accessories 001 December. Enter the ten (10) digit radio chassis number and press ENTER. RETRIEVAL PROCEDURE USING RADIO CHASSIS NUMBER: 1.

proceed to step 4. 5. The radio security code will appear on the screen. 4. If the radio security code does not appear on the screen. TSB: Accessories 001 December. The radio security code will appear on the screen. Press the F4 key to calculate the radio security code. 1997 .Page 4 of 4 SUBJECT: Retrieving Sephia/Sportage Radio Security Codes Through DCS 3.