2004 Kia Rio Q&A
2004 Kia Rio Question: New battery, car wont start, alarm keeps going off..
Ok so I just replaced the factory battery in my Kia today and now it will not start. After reconnecting the battery, the factory alarm (which we NEVER use)goes off. It went off again sticking my key in the door to unlock it. It went off again, when I stuck the key in the ignition. It would not for the life of it turn over and start. When you try to turn it over it makes a wierd humming sort of sound. Is there something that needs to be reset with the alarm after changing the battery?? Is it the starter going bad on me? Fuse?? Anything?? - Monotremata
Check your owners manual for battery replacement and how to reset the car alarm If you don't have a owners manual re ask your question and say that you need a owners manual to help turn the alarm off and I'll look for one tomorrow - Valleyautotech
My 2005 Spectra exhibited the same problem. Turn the key to "On" and the alarm would sound. Start from "Off", turn to "Start" and the starter would turn over for a second, then the alarm would start and the starter would stop. I also noted that the interior lights did not come on when I opened the door. The remote had no effect, even though I'd recharged the batter to full. The door alarm didn't sound with the key in the ignition and the driver's door open. In my "In case of an emergency" section in the owner's manual there is this: If the memory fuse is pulled up from the fuse panel, the warning chime, audio, clock, and interior lamps, etc., will not operate. So, carefully, I removed the "Memory fuse", labelled "ROOM", a 15 amp fuse with a special brown holder that won't come out unless you squeeze the sides just right. I then put a new 15 amp fuse in its place, and immediately the alarm, lights, and chimes came on. Hope this is helpful for someone else. - ezylstra
All new batteries are coming with smaller posts. You have to tighten the connections really well or it won't start. A faulty connection will cause your alrm system to go crazy. Sometimes it requires removing the plastic clip on the terminal cable to get a secure fit. I have also heard of prople placing a bolt to the side of the battery post to extend the post circumference. - Visitor