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#1 of 19 can't access www.kiatechinfo.com
Oct 23, 2010 (7:40 am)
I've tried to go onto the web site www.kiatechinfo.com to view the repair manuals, but it won't let me create an account. Has anyone else had trouble?
#2 of 19 Re: can't access www.kiatechinfo.com [asmbubba]
Oct 23, 2010 (9:33 am)
You need to read and accept the privacy agreement in order to complete your registration. After you do that, kiatechinfo.com will send you a password by email and you're good to go.
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#3 of 19 Re: can't access www.kiatechinfo.com [tidester]
Oct 23, 2010 (3:18 pm)
Thats part of the problem. When I try to click on the privacy agreement, it goes to a blank page that says "Untitled" on the top.
#4 of 19 Re: can't access www.kiatechinfo.com [asmbubba]
Oct 23, 2010 (3:29 pm)
Another thing, when I view the system requirements for your computer, the most recent OS that it lists is Microsoft XP. I have Vista, could this be my problem?
#5 of 19 Re: can't access www.kiatechinfo.com [asmbubba]
Oct 23, 2010 (4:31 pm)
I suppose that's possible. I'm using Win 7. If it works with XP and Win 7 it's hard to imagine it wouldn't work with Vista but then who knows? On the other hand, if the latest supported OS is XP then it appears they haven't updated their system for quite a while.
It may be that the problem is a browser incompatibility. I registered using Firefox and am pretty sure Internet Explorer would work. Which browser are you using? Version? Another requirement is that you have cookies enabled and that may be browser specific.
There's also a chance that you have malware protection or a firewall that could be interfering.
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#6 of 19 Re: can't access www.kiatechinfo.com [asmbubba]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 24, 2010 (6:45 am)
The only other thing I can think of is that the site requires Flash so you may need to install or update that.
Oh, just got in fine on my wife's laptop with Vista and IE8 fwiw.
Some net posts from 2009 indicate that the Kia site only worked with Internet Explorer, so if you are using an old version of Firefox, maybe that's an issue. I'm sure Tidester is using the latest and greatest Firefox version and he got in.
#7 of 19 Re: can't access www.kiatechinfo.com
Feb 07, 2011 (12:58 pm)
i just tried the same thing and it goes to a blamk page everytime you try to view the privacy past. it says to hold the control buttn down as you click but that doesnt work either. So how are we suppose to view this site??? i have win xp btw. i really need help with my engine and blown head gasket/cracked head situation....
#8 of 19 Re: can't access www.kiatechinfo.com [kat6310]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 07, 2011 (7:27 pm)
Still working for me.
Is this the registration area you are having trouble with? I wonder if there's a pop-up that's getting blocked or one that's getting hidden by another screen.
#9 of 19 Can't access www.kiatechinfo.com
Feb 09, 2013 (7:30 pm)
Well, there are still problems. First I tried to log on and get an account using a MacIntosh computer. It did not work. Then I telephoned their help people and they told me Firefox & Safari do not work and i should try Chrome. That did not work. Called back and was told no Mac computer works at all. So I went to my wife's Windoze computer which had Vista on it. That did not work. So I purchased Windoze 8 for $119 and installed it. [Wow! Looks like Microsoft is starting to finally get it right!!!] So then I went to kiatechinfo again and filled all the stuff out and clicked on the legal stuff you have to agree to, checked the I AGREE box at the lower left, then hit CLOSE at the lower right, and then when I tapped CREATE ACCOUNT, a window comes up to say I have to check the I AGREE box. Which is what I have already done. I tried again and again. It is an endless loop with no way out.
#10 of 19 Changing Kia ignition switch lock cylinder
Feb 09, 2013 (7:41 pm)
A friend of mine lost her only copy of the ignition key. She thinks her toddler tossed it into the trash which was then hauled away. She has looked for days and given up finding it. So I am trying to help replace the key system. Unfortunately, when she bought the car she was told that the ignition key and lock had been changed by the previous owner. So using the VIN and registration to identify it to the Kia dealer to obtain a new ignition key will not work. So I just propose to drill the lock out and see what I can do to put in a new cylinder. But if I could get info from Kia, there may be some steps that would make the job more easy and some things to watch out for. I have tried to sign up at kiatechinfo.com but I cannot sign it get an account after trying several times even though I have purchase Windoze 8 and installed it.