Hyundai is one of the leading manufacturers of cars and SUVs because owners know they can count on Hyundai to deliver high-quality vehicles every time. When you purchase a Hyundai vehicle near Plano, Texas that comes with a Hyundai smart key fob, it’s important to know what the fob can do and how to care for it if its battery expires. This guide has everything you need to get the most out of your key fob.
Hyundai Smart Key Fob Features
The Hyundai smart key accomplishes many tasks for you to make your use of your Hyundai vehicle just a little bit more convenient. Features of the Hyundai smart key fob include:
- Locking: When locking your Hyundai vehicle with the fob, it provides warning chimes and flashes the hazard lights to confirm that your vehicle is locked so you know that it is secured.
- Lock Out Protection: In order to avoid accidentally locking your fob inside of your car by locking while still inside and dropping it or leaving it behind, the lock button will not lock your vehicle if the fob is still in it. This ensures that you have left the vehicle and taken the fob with you before locking.
- Unlocking: Getting your car unlocked again is also easier thanks to the Hyundai key fob. With hands-free unlocking, your fob can automatically unlock your door for you when you approach your vehicle. This saves you time and makes it simple to get into your car when you’re ready to drive.
- Trunk Control: The Hyundai key fob makes it easy to pop your trunk without having to use a mechanical key. This makes loading it up easier and quicker.
- Panic Button: Pressing the panic button sets off your car’s horn and lights. This draws attention to you and can be used in an emergency situation in order to get the help that you need or scare off any bad actors.
- Remote Start: With remote starting on your Hyundai key fob, you no longer have to go out to your car to prepare it during unpleasant weather. Whether it’s a cold day in winter, or the high heat of a Plano summer, remote starting allows your car to begin cooling or heating as needed so it’s comfortable when you get in.
How to Use the Smart Key Fob to Protect Belongings When Using a Valet
One of the excellent ways your Hyundai key fob can keep your vehicle and your possessions safe is through the ability to turn over possession of your vehicle without giving the driver access to your trunk or glove compartment. In order to do this, you take advantage of the fob’s keyless operation, and remove the physical key from the fob. This allows the driver to operate the vehicle but does not allow them to access any locked compartments.
This is a useful option anytime you are giving possession of your vehicle to a stranger. This can occur commonly when parking at a location with valet service, or when having work done on your vehicle. Using this method helps to protect your belongings and ensures you receive your vehicle back as you turned it over.
- Secure your trunk by popping it open and adjusting the trunk lid control switch on the underside of the trunk into the locked position. Close your trunk again. It can now only be unlocked using the mechanical key.
- Remove any belongings you need from your glove compartment, then shut it. manually lock the compartment using the mechanical key from your key fob. It, too, can now only be opened again with the mechanical key.
- Press the small circular button in the corner of your key fob next to the mechanical key. Holding that button down, slide out the mechanical key to remove it from the fob leaving only the electronic components behind.
- Give the fob with no mechanical key to the individual taking possession of your vehicle. While the fob will allow them to move your vehicle and return it to you when needed, they cannot access either the glove compartment or trunk, protecting any possessions you store in them.
How to Replace a Hyundai Smart Key Fob Battery
Although the batteries in a Hyundai key fob are designed to last for many years, it is likely that your Hyundai vehicle will run longer than the battery in your key fob. The good news is that replacing the battery in your key fob when the original battery dies is an easy process that requires no special tools and can be completed quickly. Just follow these steps, and your fob will work good as new before you know it:
- Gently pry open the covering of your smart key by inserting a slim object, like a flathead screwdriver or the blade of a knife, into the seam running around the perimeter of the key. With the back of the fob facing up, gently apply upward pressure to pop open the fob.
- The battery for your Hyundai key fob is the small circular disk inside of the fob. Remove the exhausted battery and dispose of it at a battery recycling center or by requesting a pickup, in accordance with any local regulations on battery recycling in order to avoid environmental damage.
- Replace the removed battery with a new CR2032 3-volt lithium battery. Make sure that the positive side of the battery is facing up when you place it into its slot in the key fob.
- Replace the removed section of the key fob case. Press gently around the edges of the case to securely shut your key fob again. Press the lock button on your fob when near your vehicle to test the new battery.
If you’re interested in purchasing a new or used Hyundai vehicle near Plano, Texas, or if you already own a Hyundai and have questions about your Hyundai key fob, the professionals at Huffines Hyundai Plano can help. Come see us in person, give us a call, or use our online contact form to reach out to us. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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