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Under the trunk edge there is a black rubber square. If I JENTLEY press the square I can feel some sort of switch inside. So whats it for?
 

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It's to open the trunk pretty counter intuitive If I would say so myself

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Under the trunk edge there is a black rubber square. If I JENTLEY press the square I can feel some sort of switch inside. So whats it for?
Truck opening...
 
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Now you know it's not a good idea to kidnap someone in the trunk. They could open it from inside with ease. :blush:
 

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When I bought my k5, it was for the fact that I could put at least 2 bodies in the trunk. I also hoped when they were put there that they wouldn't be able to get to the trunk release. Ever.
 

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Now you know it's not a good idea to kidnap someone in the trunk. They could open it from inside with ease. :blush:
When I bought my k5, it was for the fact that I could put at least 2 bodies in the trunk. I also hoped when they were put there that they wouldn't be able to get to the trunk release. Ever.
The OP is referring to the exterior switch located right above the licence plate. Since they do not own an Optima, they aren't familiar with it's features and functions.

Under the trunk edge there is a black rubber square. If I JENTLEY press the square I can feel some sort of switch inside. So whats it for?
If you have possession of the key fob, you simply press the button and it releases the trunk latch. No need to take the key out of your pocket.
 

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And here I thought it was for the trunk monkey option...;)
 

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To be honest it took me a year and a half before i even new i had such a switch. The reason i found out is that my co worker also has an Optima and one day we were talking by my car and i had to get something from the trunk and he just happened to be standing right in front of it and he went and pressed the switch and i was like holy **** no way i was so happy LOL, so don't feel bad about your question JamesBond!!!!
 

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To be honest it took me a year and a half before i even new i had such a switch. The reason i found out is that my co worker also has an Optima and one day we were talking by my car and i had to get something from the trunk and he just happened to be standing right in front of it and he went and pressed the switch and i was like holy **** no way i was so happy LOL, so don't feel bad about your question JamesBond!!!!
This is the same way I found out about it too..lol coworker has an optima and I seen him press it. I had to run over to my car and see if I had the same button and BAM!:shocked:
 

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To be honest it took me a year and a half before i even new i had such a switch. The reason i found out is that my co worker also has an Optima and one day we were talking by my car and i had to get something from the trunk and he just happened to be standing right in front of it and he went and pressed the switch and i was like holy **** no way i was so happy LOL, so don't feel bad about your question JamesBond!!!!
It took me a month after I got mine. I kept saying what was KIA thinking having to get the FOB out each time to open the trunk. One time i stuck my foot under the car to see if it had a sensor or something.

hanK5 - 1.5 years? :lol:
 

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this is the same way i found out about it too..lol coworker has an optima and i seen him press it. I had to run over to my car and see if i had the same button and bam!:shocked:
lol!!!

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I took me a month after I got mine. I kept saying what was KIA thinking having to get the FOB out each time to open the trunk. One time i stuck my foot under the car to see if it had a sensor or something.

hanK5 - 1.5 years? :lol:
Yup, can you believe it :D
 

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I found mine about a week after we had the car... I saw when I was opening the trunk
 

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It took me a month after I got mine. I kept saying what was KIA thinking having to get the FOB out each time to open the trunk.
One time i stuck my foot under the car to see if it had a sensor or something
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hanK5 - 1.5 years? :lol:
Don't even need your foot now IF your car is Locked.
Just stand behind the trunk and 4 beeps later it's Open.
(Set-able in the Dash Tools section of (probably just) the SX Tech Pkg - Default is Off).
4-Beep Delay is logical so you can pass by the car's rear without opening the trunk every time.
 

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Just wanted to let you guys know (those of you that didn't know what the button was for), if you press the steering wheel square in the middle, it'll emit this "beeping" sound, that's called your horn..... :p
 

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Just wanted to let you guys know (those of you that didn't know what the button was for), if you press the steering wheel square in the middle, it'll emit this "beeping" sound, that's called your horn..... :p
Hmmmp? What? I think I can't grasp the jest of it. You press out on the center of the steering wheel? What side? Top, left, bottom or right?
 

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I'm lucky when we bought our 2015 EX, the salesman spent well over a hour showing us everything on the car. He lifted the hood and pointed out where things were etc. He took the time to program the radio to the station we listen to, set up my wifes cell phone...
 

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i'm still laughing.
Hope you found your woman's g switch a little faster - and not after you're co-worker!
omg lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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