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  • jo
    jo - 1997 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 1/19/2011
    Is the vin plate under the drivers side carpet
    • Donut
      1/19/2011 Donut
      It can be in these locations

      On the door frame/door post of the front doors (usually driver's but sometimes passenger's)
      - On the dash near the windshield
      - On the engine itself (machined pad on front of engine)
      - On the car's firewall
      - In the left-hand inner wheel arch
      - On the steering wheel/steering column
      - On the radiator support bracket
      - On your car's title, registration, guarantee/maintenance book or on the declarations page of your auto insurance policy
  • retta Speed
    retta Speed - 1997 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 1/19/2011
    How do you take the hold position off the kia's radio?
    • Donut
      1/19/2011 Donut
      As a theft deterrent, anytime the radio looses power (i.e. the battery is disconnected), it requires a 4-digit code to reactivate it. If the code is entered wrong 3 times, the word "HOLD" will appear on the screen. To fix it, wait one hour with the battery connected, the radio turned on, and the ignition key in the ACC position. When the word "CODE" reappears, enter the correct 4-digit security code using the radio preset buttons;

      From pages 9 and 10 of the "Audio Owner's Manual":

      For the first digit, press preset 1 a sufficient number of times for the correct number to appear. For the second digit, press preset 2 a sufficient number of times. For digit 3, press preset 3, for digit 4, press preset 4. If the correct code is not displayed, repeat the steps until it is. When the correct code is displayed, press the SEL button once. If the system is still locked, repeat these steps.

      Try 1111
  • Arvin
    • Donut
      1/19/2011 Donut
      It can be your engine/tranny support. What i would do is pop the hood while someone verifies the noise source while you are backing up.
    • yboy82
      1/19/2011 yboy82
      Try to check the condition of your exhaust system and heat shields it is possible that it has a loose bolt. Do you hear the rattling when you are reverse but not when driving or your engine is idling?
  • charles
    charles - 2010 Kia Soul - Body & Interior - 1/16/2011
    How to remove the rear seat
    • Donut
      1/16/2011 Donut
      There is a small button you push on the lower front edge of the seat, where the seat meets the floor, you'll feel it. If i remember right, there is a button almost directly behind both the driver and the passenger seat (on the rear seat itself).
  • Eduardo
    Eduardo - 2003 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 1/14/2011
    My driver side electrical window do not work. the passenger window works
    • melly07
      1/14/2011 melly07
      It could be the motor,or it may have came off the track.
      1/14/2011 GilbertR
      The drivers side switch which controls both windows, change that and I't should take care of the problem
  • mahlangu23
    mahlangu23 - 1995 Kia Sephia - Body & Interior - 1/14/2011
    Why won't my passenger side windshield wiper function up and down.
    When the wipers are on, you can see the wiper jump at the beginning and the end of the cycle but it won't go up and down. The driver side works just fine
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      The affected particular wiper linkage need to be checked and removed to inspect if the connecting linkage is broken or loose.
    • melly07
      1/14/2011 melly07
      The same thing happened to mine a few weeks back,my dad tightened the bolts and now it works just fine
  • 08sorento
    08sorento - 2008 Kia Sorento - Body & Interior - 1/13/2011
    Am radio reception poor.
    • Bobby
      1/13/2011 Bobby
      well am is just a poor radio wave, depending on where you are and your distance from an antenna will affect am, it has nothig to do with your radio just that am radio is bad. You can get beefed up am radio antenna if you wanted to upgrade.
    • James Vaughn
      1/13/2011 James Vaughn
      as bobby said am radio reception is poor. they do make an am radio modulation amplifier. try radio shack for that
  • dan h.
    dan h. - 2007 Kia Rio - Body & Interior - 1/10/2011
    Ac system cuts in and out on my kia, what could be the problem
    i can hear a shorting out sound and the air quits blowing until it comes back on. the problem is intermittent, but it happens on all 4 blower speed settings. also the max ac setting has quit working.
    • Donut
      1/10/2011 Donut
      Check the wiring on your blower motor, its obviously a connection issue, you can access your blower motor by removing the glove box.
  • beaugill29
    beaugill29 - 2008 Kia Optima - Body & Interior - 1/10/2011
    Were is the antenna at
    my radio dont pick up stations good
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      The antenna is normally located in the left front fender of the vehicle but you can check the owner's manual for its proper location.
  • epff
    epff - 2004 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 12/20/2010
    Alarm sound rings when turning corners
    about two months ago an alarm starting sounding when i make a right turn
  • Joe
    Joe - 2002 Kia Rio - Body & Interior - 12/14/2010
    What are the steps to replace a front door latch on the driver side?
    The driver side front door latch is stuck down. If I try to pull it up its not easy, and when I played with it using the key from the outside it would come up but the door will not open. Is Kia part # 0K30A59311 the correct front door latch I need to replace?
  • Sam
  • floyd
    floyd - 2006 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 11/29/2010
    All the time now. no other check lights come on. Kia parts dealer gave a small bulb to replace, but the interial speedometer cluster panel inside does not give any location for this bulb, like it does for the check lights. Failure is specfic to the speedometer ...
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Possibility is there's a high resistance in the wiring. A continuity test should be performed using an ohmmeter or multitester. Voltage specification should be check and inspect the battery connections if loose and the wiring connecting to the panel if it has a grounded wire.
      Nissan Technical Advisor
      12/31/2010 floyd
      I'm being told by a speedomoter repair shop that the inside of the electronic board has a series of sodered bulbs, repair or replacement of board ranges from 200 to 400.00 dollars. Any additional options.
  • Jeff
    Jeff - 2004 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 11/24/2010
    The airbag light stays on solid
    just started a couple days ago
    • vince^_^
      11/24/2010 vince^_^
      Did you already diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine what is your trouble code and to identify what part of your SRS (supplementary restraint system) is faulty?
  • Shanny
    Shanny - 2005 Kia Amanti - Body & Interior - 11/19/2010
    Why doesnt my car start after i put new ignition switch?
    the car just kicks over and doesnt want to start . Do i need to reprogram the key?
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/19/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Is there a SECURITY lamp illuminated while trying to start the engine?