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Had a Kia 2013 Optima Ex and the heated seats and heated steering wheel stays on when you turn car off and on, which I love because I had a remote start put on.

Tried same thing in Kia 2019 SXL Optima and they do not stay on??

Anyone have any idea how to get them to remember to stay on like they do in the older model?
 

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No models of Kia Optima have ever stored the memory in the switches once the engine is turned off and the doors are locked as far as I know.

Unless someone installed some type of aftermarket sensor to allow that.
 

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I still have the Kia 2013 so I can video it if you need proof, lol. I did have a remote start put on it when I bought the car new so maybe that is doing it? Not sure but it is a great feature, wish my new car had it.
 

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I still have the Kia 2013 so I can video it if you need proof, lol. I did have a remote start put on it when I bought the car new so maybe that is doing it? Not sure but it is a great feature, wish my new car had it.
I believe you, it most likely is related to the remote start since the factory doesn't come that way..
 

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Our '11, the heated/cooled seats are off when restarted, but the heated wheel remains on.
 

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The reverse can be a pain too. In central texas it is 9 months of the year, but I use the passenger heated seat to bring foods warm. Fine on the Kia but if I use the Toyotas (which have mechanical switches), next day, forgetting to turn the seat heater Off in August for the passenger isn't fun for the passenger, haha...
 

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On the '16 SXL, everything turns off with the ignition.
 
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