How can I determine if my car has the equipment for the key fob?
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    How can I determine if my car has the equipment for the key fob?

    Hello, I just bought a used 2013 Soul Base and received two regular keys with it.

    I would prefer to have the door locks key fob, but I understand that this was an optional feature?

    How do I determine if my car is capable of using the electronic key fob?

    Thanks!

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    Remote locking was standard as I recall.
    The key fobs are known to break and the owners usually carry the fob and a conventional cut key. (Ask me how I know)
    The cars vin# should correspond to a code for the fob that came with the car though.
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    Give me the last 8 of your vin# I'll check for you.
    BTW, it's a called a keyless entry transmitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra259 View Post
    Give me the last 8 of your vin# I'll check for you.
    BTW, it's a called a keyless entry transmitter.
    D7585770

    Thanks for the part name - I have been struggling to do a google search for it because i didn't know what to call it.

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    I thought the base didn't come with the keyless entry. At least through 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rv-rick View Post
    I thought the base didn't come with the keyless entry. At least through 2013.
    remote keyless entry was only standard with the Base AT model, not the Base MT version.
    Fuel Economy: 49 fill ups: Average 8.4L/100km (28.3 mpg US); Worse 10.4L/100km (22.6 US); best 7.2L/100km (32.7 US).

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    Quote Originally Posted by conwelpic View Post
    remote keyless entry was only standard with the Base AT model, not the Base MT version.
    Well, then I'm probably out of luck - it's a manual. :/

    I'll wait and see what Cobra259 says with the last 8 of my VIN, to be sure.

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    Hello Misterwhite and welcome to the Kia forums. I am sure all the wiring will be in place but would be expensive kit to add if available as kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterWhite View Post
    Well, then I'm probably out of luck - it's a manual. :/

    I'll wait and see what Cobra259 says with the last 8 of my VIN, to be sure.
    (just so you know, Cobra259 is a KIA parts manager at a US dealership )

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