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Hi there. I have the K5 GT line with the premium package. Does anyone know if there is anyway to adjust the interior climate temp so when I remote start, it starts higher than 72 degrees? I can’t seem to figure it out. I’ve turned auto off and on. I’ve left the temp set to high hoping the next time I remote start, it will start at high. I’ve looked through the appendix in the manual and looked through the cars settings. I can’t seem to find anywhere to do it. It’s cold in upstate NY, and when it starts at 72, the car isn’t warm when I get in. Thanks :)
 

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I'll look into it on mine. I'm in MN. I am in the aftermarket accessory industry, and we install lots of aftermarket remote starts this time of the year. They are designed to turn on the heat at the last set temp and fan speed. But I have heard of some factory remote starts that do not, and have a preset temp. The idea, I'm assuming is that the priority is to warm the engine, not the interior. Still dumb to me tho. I'll play around with mine and let you know if I can figure out a work around.
 

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I don't think you can set the temp automatically for each remote start, but if you use the UVO app you can adjust it each time you start the car.
MEUBIN10 - Thank you! I am a new Kia K5 Owner and trying to learn the myriad of options. I used to have a Hyundai Sonato and they had a Blue Link phone app that started the car but I don't think they had a custom setting. I am so happy that Kia has it! Thank you!
 

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Hi there. I have the K5 GT line with the premium package. Does anyone know if there is anyway to adjust the interior climate temp so when I remote start, it starts higher than 72 degrees? I can’t seem to figure it out. I’ve turned auto off and on. I’ve left the temp set to high hoping the next time I remote start, it will start at high. I’ve looked through the appendix in the manual and looked through the cars settings. I can’t seem to find anywhere to do it. It’s cold in upstate NY, and when it starts at 72, the car isn’t warm when I get in. Thanks :)
 

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After you hit start on the remote start and see the lights flash, why don’t the lights stay on? So that you can see when the engine turns off on even know when it’s on? Other cars that have electric start the lights stay on until the engine stops -
 

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After you hit start on the remote start and see the lights flash, why don’t the lights stay on? So that you can see when the engine turns off on even know when it’s on? Other cars that have electric start the lights stay on until the engine stops -
I think that was a way to keep folks from trying to grab the door handle & gain entry as the car is sitting there running with no one in it.

As soon as the fob is in the car & you touch the brake peddle it's all back to normal.

I to wish I had the ability to select a different temperature on a remote startup, be it for cooling or heating.
 

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Agree, super annoying that the lights don't stay on and there still isn't a fix for this..
There won't be a fix for this either. When it comes to remote start kia is basic to say the least. Standard temp of 72 degrees which sucks in the winter because the car isn't warm at all yet. 10 min run time...(really though...I don't mind burning gas for an extra 10 mins to make my Luke warm car more Luke warm)...and lights stay off so I can't tell if it's on because I have a fence and can't see the lights flash when it's daylight out (if they say it's for security it's BS bc no one can get in the car OR drive it without the fob). I paid extra for the starter not realizing it was more of an annoyance than anything.

Oh yeah AND if you open the door then get back out without pressing the brake pedal (even if the fob is on you and not in the car) it turns off. God that's annoying too lol
 

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For those of you that are annoyed about the remote start only being on for 10 minutes. Do the same procedure to start your car with the remote start then once the engine is running hit the unlock button then the car stays running for a longer period of time. :)
 

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I think that was a way to keep folks from trying to grab the door handle & gain entry as the car is sitting there running with no one in it.

As soon as the fob is in the car & you touch the brake peddle it's all back to normal.

I to wish I had the ability to select a different temperature on a remote startup, be it for cooling or heating.
By this reply the folks will see the vapor from the exhaust and STILL grab the door handle to gain entry. If that is KIA's reason for NO LIGHTS ON, it is a poor one. KIa
dropped the ball here!!
 

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I'll look into it on mine. I'm in MN. I am in the aftermarket accessory industry, and we install lots of aftermarket remote starts this time of the year. They are designed to turn on the heat at the last set temp and fan speed. But I have heard of some factory remote starts that do not, and have a preset temp. The idea, I'm assuming is that the priority is to warm the engine, not the interior. Still dumb to me tho. I'll play around with mine and let you know if I can figure out a work around.
Hi there. I have the K5 GT line with the premium package. Does anyone know if there is anyway to adjust the interior climate temp so when I remote start, it starts higher than 72 degrees? I can’t seem to figure it out. I’ve turned auto off and on. I’ve left the temp set to high hoping the next time I remote start, it will start at high. I’ve looked through the appendix in the manual and looked through the cars settings. I can’t seem to find anywhere to do it. It’s cold in upstate NY, and when it starts at 72, the car isn’t warm when I get in. Thanks :)
Do you have the upgraded UVO app for your K5? You can set the temp in the UVO APP . I have the Ex and it let's you adjust all kinds of climate controls
 

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I think that was a way to keep folks from trying to grab the door handle & gain entry as the car is sitting there running with no one in it.

As soon as the fob is in the car & you touch the brake peddle it's all back to normal.

I to wish I had the ability to select a different temperature on a remote startup, be it for cooling or heating.
Nobody can enter your vehicle when it's running on remote start because you have to lock the doors first before pushing the remote start button for the car to start. KIA has just made a terrible mistake to not keep ANY lights on.
 

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Hi there. I have the K5 GT line with the premium package. Does anyone know if there is anyway to adjust the interior climate temp so when I remote start, it starts higher than 72 degrees? I can’t seem to figure it out. I’ve turned auto off and on. I’ve left the temp set to high hoping the next time I remote start, it will start at high. I’ve looked through the appendix in the manual and looked through the cars settings. I can’t seem to find anywhere to do it. It’s cold in upstate NY, and when it starts at 72, the car isn’t warm when I get in. Thanks :)
I am two days in with my K5. On the Kia Direct app, it appears there are several options for setting the temp, including higher than 72. I had the option to set at 80+ all defrosts. Tried to send a snap shot, but can’t
 

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UVO is great for this…however it costs $19.99/mo or $199/yr. The thing is…with all the kias getting stolen due to shady ignition switches and the ability to easily rig it…shouldn’t UVO BE FREE? Just saying!!!
 
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