If your dealership is too far away, check your local custom install shop. When i got my remote start, it took the guy less than 5 minutes to program both keysThanks for all of your input. I will call the nearest dealer and let you know if they ended up charging me.
Unfortunately those steps all require either a special tool or GDS. I wish it were simple like shorting pins in the BCM like on a Grand Prix.Transmitter Code Registration (Using Code Saver)
Connect POWER (B+) and GND, signal line of Code Saver.
If connection is normal, signal line is activated and RED LED turns ON.
If SW of Code Saver turns ON, data via signal line will be transmitted.
BCM enters into Code Save mode when it receives data from Code Saver and send Code Save Start signal via signal line.
Code Saver turns Green LED ON when it receives Code Save Start signal.
When you press Lock or Unlock button of transmitter, BCM will save Codes.
If there are 2 transmitters for Code Saving, register by performing item 7).
If SW of Code Saver turns OFF or is disconnected, Code Saving mode will be finished.
Transmitter Code Registration (Using GDS)
Connect the DLC cable of GDS to the data link connector (16 pins) in driver side crash pad lower panel, turn the GDS ON.
Select the vehicle model and then do "CODE SAVING"
After selecting "CODE SAVING" menu, button "ENTER" key, then the screen will be shown as below.
After removing the ignition key from key cylinder, push "ENTER" key to proceed to the next mode for code saving. Follow steps 1 to 4 and then code saving is completed.
This is whats on Kia Tech info
I think dealers certainly have a right to charge for this but I think it's also short sighted. I took 2 key FOBs in to be programmed. On the phone they told me it would cost about $20. I did not have an issue with that. When I got there the guy at the counter took about 5 minutes to program both. This included walking into a back room to get the machine to connect to the OBDII port. Some dealers want $50 for this? Guy said, it's free today... think about bringing your car here when you need service. That is how you do business.To me, dealers charging for this service is something that is really not necessary. Although, I'm sure the dealers would disagree, as it does take up their time and they need to be compensated for their time and (work?).
I googled "GDS programming remote for kia" and came up with this site...although I haven't tried it... so give it a shot b4 spending 50 bux at a dealership.