Hyundai Santa Fe Transmitter (Remote) Code

Original idea: Hyundai Webtech
Author of report: numerous owners
Enhancements: DeanoV6, janeil
Installers / Testers: Numerous Santa Fe Owners
Parts Supplier: Ebay, Hyundai Service
Images provided by: twospirits, Hyundai Webtech

Introduction / History

Usually, if you lose your key you will have to go to the dealership to get a replacement and install the codes on it. This usually ranges in price from dealership to dealership but on average costs about $80-$90 dollar.

This step by step shows you that you can get the job done at a fraction of the cost, by doing it yourself plus saving you the money as well as the trip to the dealership.

Note: You cannot program more than two remotes.
. Pic 01 - The FOB


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Tools and materials needed:

Hyundai keys sold on Ebay.

Times to program the remote:

1 remote: 1 minutes
2 remotes: 2 minutes

Source and item

You can find a remote key FOB at either: a Hyundai Dealership, Ebay, or other online stores such as StreetKeys. and you can get the key made at any hardware store.

The receiver module to set the code is located at the drivers side foot well area. right behind the fuse box.. Set your seat as far back as possible and if you crawl under the dash look for the small box with the switch on it that says "OFF" and "SET". It should have an antenna like prod along side of it, but some have expressed they do not see it. Also the unit is upside down, so the words would be also.

Setting up the code

Pic 02- The step by step

Special Notes: (provided by SF Forum member janeil)

The little switch lever is best moved by a small screwdriver, since it is recessed. Just move it over to "SET" - you don't have to have the ignition on by the way (I had it off with the key out of the ignition).
Then push the lock button (or I guess unlock will work too) on your new remote key fob. ALSO, you need to do the same thing with your old remote key fob, while the switch is in SET. I guess it forgets the old one once you move it to SET. (I found out by trying to use the old one after setting the new one and it didn't work anymore.) So basically program all your key fobs at the same time while the switch is in SET, even your old ones that were already working.
Move the switch back to OFF and you're done!

European (UK) Version (provided by SF Member DeanoV6)

The steering wheel is on the other side and the transmitter module is mounted upside down.

Spanish version:

Pic 03- The step by step


NOTE: The original Santa Fe Forum topic is can be found: here

This site was last updated 06/07/06