the sportage is very easy to program. reach under the shifter plate between
the rug and the plastic plate that holds the shift leaver from the drivers
door side. its towned the front between the shifter and the little tray,
just above the gas pedal. feel in there for a button on a set of wires,
usually wound with electrical tape wound around it. when you find the
button gentally pull it partially out.
Now make sure the battery in the remote is good, that's first.
Then with the drivers door open, put the key in the ignition and turn it
till the lights only, light up, don't start the engine. Push and hold the
button you retreived down and hold it for 15 seconds, be patient. the horn
will beep 3 times, that means you are in the program mode, push the lock
button and the unlock button at the same time, the horn will sound once.
Then you know its programmed. If you have more then one remote just do the
same last step and it will beep once for each remote. Turn off the
ignition, test it by pushing any button. Easy enough. There's a guy on
ebay that charges $7 for this information. I pasted the email in the back
of my manual.
If anyone is a Ham radio operator out there and needs a simple antenna for
a Kia Sportage, contact me, I have the plans for a 2 meter 5/8 wave antena
you can build for pennies.