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Hyundai Santa Cruz: Door Locks / Operating Door Locks From Outside the Vehicle

Mechanical key

1. Pull out the door handle.

2. Press the release button (1) located inside the bottom part of the cover with a mechanical key or flat-head screwdriver.

3. Carefully pull outward on the cover while continuing to press the release button to remove the cover and expose the key cylinder.

4. Insert the mechanical key into the key cylinder and rotate clockwise to unlock the vehicle and counterclockwise to lock the vehicle.

Once the doors are unlocked, they may be opened by pulling the door handle.

When closing the door, push the door by hand. Make sure that doors are closed securely.

Information

Be careful when locking the door by mechanical key operation, only the driver’s door can be locked/unlocked.

Information

  • Avoid scratching or breaking the plastic material. Do not lose the key cylinder cover.
  • In the case of trying to remove the key cylinder cover in cold climate or freezing temperatures, use extra caution. If the key cylinder cover freezes and cannot be removed easily, lightly tap on the cover or try to warm the cover by placing your hands around it and blowing warm air, etc.
  • Do not apply excessive force to the door and door handle. It may be damaged.

Remote key

To lock the doors, press the Door Lock button (1) on the remote key.

To unlock the doors, press the Door Unlock button (2) on the remote key.

Once the doors are unlocked, they may be opened by pulling the door handle.

When closing the door, push the door by hand. Make sure that doors are closed securely.

Smart key

Press the button on the driver’s outside door handle or touch the touch sensor on the door handle (the engraved part) while carrying the smart key with you or press the Door Unlock button on the Smart Key, the driver’s door will unlock. If you press the button on the front passenger’s outside door, all doors will unlock.

Once the doors are unlocked, they may be opened by pulling the door handle. When closing the door, push the door by hand. Make sure that doors are closed securely.

Information

  • In cold and wet climates, door lock and door mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
  • If the door is locked/unlocked multiple times in rapid succession with either the vehicle key or door lock switch, the system may stop operating temporarily in order to protect the circuit and prevent damage to system components.

In case of an emergency

If the electrical power door lock switch is not operating (ex. dead car battery) the only way to lock the door(s) is with the mechanical key from the outside key hole.

Doors without an outside key hole can be locked as follows:

1. Open the door.

2. Insert the key into the emergency door lock hole and turn the key horizontally to lock.

3. Close the door securely.

Information

If the electrical power to door lock switch is not operating (ex. dead car battery) and the trunk is closed, you will not be able to open the trunk until power is restored.

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