Hyundai Santa Fe: Accessing your vehicle / Remote key

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Convenience features / Accessing your vehicle / Remote key

Your HYUNDAI uses a remote key, which you can use to lock or unlock the driver and passenger doors or the liftgate.

1. Door Lock
2. Door Unlock
3. Liftgate Open
4. Panic


To lock :

1. Close all doors, engine hood and liftgate.

2. Press the Door Lock button (1) on the remote key.

3. The doors will lock. The hazard warning lights will blink. Also, the side view mirror will fold, if ‘Convenience -> Welcome nirror/light -> On door unlock’ is selected from the User Settings mode on the LCD display. For more details, refer to “LCD Display” in chapter 4.

4. Make sure the doors are locked by checking the position of the door lock button inside the vehicle.


Do not leave the keys in your vehicle with unsupervised children. Unattended children could place the key in the ignition switch and may operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move, which could result in serious injury or death.


To unlock:

1. Press the Door Unlock button (2) on the remote key.

2. The doors will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink two times. Also, the side view mirror will unfold, if 'Convenience -> Welcome nirror/light -> On door unlock' is selected from the User Settings mode on the LCD display.


After unlocking the doors, the doors will lock automatically after 30 seconds unless a door is opened.

Panic alarm

The horn sounds and the hazard warning lights blink for about 30 seconds if this button is pressed for more than 0.5 seconds. To stop the horn and lights, press any button on the transmitter.


The word “HOLD” is written on the button to inform you that you must press and hold the button for more than one second.


For detailed information refer to “Key Ignition Switch” in chapter 6.


To prevent damaging the remote key:

  • Keep the remote key away from water or any liquid and fire. If the inside of the remote key gets damp (due to drinks or moisture), or is heated, internal circuit may malfunction, excluding the car from the warranty.
  • Avoid dropping or throwing the remote key.
  • Protect the remote key from extreme temperatures.

Accessing your vehicle


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Interior Overview

1. Inside door handle
2. Power window switches
3. Power window lock button/Electronic child safety lock button
4. Side view mirror folding button
5. Side view mirror control switch
6. Central door lock switch
7. Instrument panel illumination control switch

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