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  • Tim
    Tim - 2002 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 4/11/2011
    How do i adjust headlights
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Here it is.

      CAUTION
      When headlights are replaced or any time front-end work is performed on the vehicle, the headlights should be aimed using the proper equipment. Headlights not properly aimed can make it virtually impossible to see and may blind other drivers on the road, causing injury or death.

      Park the vehicle on a level-surface, with the fuel tank about 1/2 full and with the vehicle empty of all extra cargo (unless normally carried)
      The vehicle should be facing a wall that is no less than six feet (1.8m) high and 12 feet (3.7m) wide
      The front of the vehicle should be about 25 feet from the wall
      If aiming is to be performed outdoors, wait until dusk to properly see the headlight beams on the wall
      If done in a garage, darken the area around the wall as much as possible by closing shades or hanging cloth over windows
      Turn the headlights ON.
      Mark the wall at the center of each light's low beam.
      Turn on the high beams and mark the center of each headlight's high beam.
      A short length of masking tape that is visible from the front of the vehicle may be used.

      NOTE: Although marking all four positions is advisable, marking one position from each light should be sufficient.

      Perform the necessary repairs.
      Turn the headlights ON.
      Adjust the beams to match the marks on the wall.
  • Winston
    Winston - 2003 Kia Optima - Body & Interior - 4/5/2011
    How can i change my temperature control from maxtrix
     
  • kapcha
    kapcha - 1998 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 4/2/2011
    My kia battery dies when left off for prolonged period of time (overnight-5hr).Once jumpstarted turns on and off perfect
    Seems like the is a shortage but all fuses are fine, nothing electrical has been touched or changed to trigger this. One problem i found was temperature sensor wire was loose causing temp. gauge to turn on and off on random while driving. I thighten the wire and ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2011 HouseCallAuto
      First , how old is the battery because you did not say. Battery has a 3 - 5 year life. You can rule out the battery by immediately disconnecting the negative battery cable when you are done with the vehicle for the day. If it starts the next day then you know the battery is good. If it don't, replace the battery. If the battery is dated, replace it anyway.
      HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2011 kapcha
      Battery is 1 year old and i checked it at autozone anyway. Its all good. When i disconnect the battery next day it starts purfectly. Sounds to me like something is slowly draining the battery. But what?
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2011 HouseCallAuto
      If you had mentioned that you did that already did that I would not have gone there. The first thing that I will suggest is that you disable the alarm and remote start by finding and removing the fuses. If you cannot do it have a shop that does alarms disconnect it because if you think you have found and removed all the fuses and you didn't, it will confuse your diagnostic procedure. You have to be 100% sure that neither the alarm or remote start has a pathway to use power. Update this post.
      HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2011 kapcha
      the is no alarm or remote start.
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2011 HouseCallAuto
      I cannot tell you what the cause is but I will explain what you have to do to isolate it. You will need a digital volt - amp meter. Are you comfortable using one and do you have access to one? Nothing fancy on the meter but has to be able to read at least 5 amps DC. and DC volts.
      HouseCallAuto
      4/7/2011 kapcha
      yes I got one. Can use for basic stuff. Where do I start?
  • HDManny
    HDManny - 2000 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 3/25/2011
    Headlights are not staying on
    Loose connection at plug or ground?
     
    0 answer
  • mel
    mel - 2007 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 3/24/2011
    Fuses are good, but radio, clock, and interior lights went out.
    After having to jump start my car the radio, clock and interior lights wont work. I have changed all fuses and checked with a meter, but still no luck.
     
    0 answer
  • kutenlil
    kutenlil - 1997 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 3/17/2011
    Why doesn't my rear window defrost
     
    • TechSam
      3/17/2011 TechSam
      Make sure the light comes on in the switch for the defoer, if it dosent then check for power to switch, if there is power then check for power at the terminals in the back window.
  • bill
    bill - 2000 Kia Sephia - Body & Interior - 3/15/2011
    Were is the light control module located too in the car?
    The park lights and dash lights don't work when the lights are turn on.
     
    • yboy82
      3/15/2011 yboy82
      2000 Kia Sephia Exterior Lighting Service Bulletin 118390
      NHTSA: Action Number: 614030 Service Bulletin Number: 118390

      Report Date:
      Jun 01, 2000 Component:

      Exterior Lighting Summary: This bulletin provides information related to the turn signal circuit in certain vehicles. It is important to understand the circuit when diagnosing a turn signal malfunction. *tt

      Did you already check out this TSB and the other TSB's for your vehicle?
  • cisco
    cisco - 2009 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 3/14/2011
    I'M LOOKING FOR NEON HEADLIGHTS FOR MY VAN THE CURRENT ONES IN ARE (H11B)
     
  • stephenbr
    stephenbr - 1997 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 3/13/2011
    When i apply my breaks the parking lights and dash lights come on along with the break lights.
    when I have my headlights on all the lights come on encluding the break lights.
     
    0 answer
  • Joseph
    Joseph - 2001 Kia Optima - Body & Interior - 3/7/2011
    My passenger front window will not go up or down anymore
     
    • Jason
      3/7/2011 Jason
      Do you here the window motor? If not, you'll have to test for voltage at the switch and motor.
  • netfrenzy
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Door lock latch is stuck closed, try to spray it with WD40, it may help to release it. In case it does not work replacement of the lock assembly is required. Have a body shop technician perform the task for you to ensure good work and prevent damage on your trim or car body.
  • ashley
    ashley - 2005 Kia Optima - Body & Interior - 3/1/2011
    My driver door doesnt unlock. I can unlock it only by my key but you have to play with it to get it unlocked.
    the other 3 doors have no problem it is just my driver door. On the handle it shows the unlock and locked part like it works but when you go to open the door it doesnt open. Do you have any ideas what the problem could be?????
     
    • yboy82
      3/1/2011 yboy82
      Your door lock actuator might be defective. Also check the condition of the wires/connection in your door lock it might be loose.
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  • val126
    val126 - 2005 Kia Optima - Body & Interior - 3/1/2011
    Drivers door stuck cannot open
    one day my hubby locked the doors with the key and ever since have not been able to get in thru that door. even unlocked it still wont open. Oh and the fuse looks good and the other doors unlock with the auto switch.What could be the problem? Is it a factory defect?
     
  • Donnie
    Donnie - 2004 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 2/26/2011
    Locked out, best way to use slim jim
     
    0 answer
 
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