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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Kia Rio - Body & Interior - 3/2/2014
    Hello. How to adjust the hood latch?
    I have to put downward pressure on my hood in order to get the release to open it. is it time for a new latch?
     
    • CVO
      3/2/2014 CVO
      Lubricate the hood latch by spraying the WD-40 on it ( the latch and the lock bolt ).
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Kia Sorento - Body & Interior - 12/8/2013
    Blower motor does not work on any settings
    fuse is good.connection to blower motor has no conunity at the ground wire.
     
    • CVO
      12/8/2013 CVO
      The blower motor ground is controlled by a field effect transistor ( FET ), through the Drain & Gate ( They're the power to the FET and they located in the AC control module ). A malfunctioning of the AC control module ( ACCM ) could deny the ground.
      Local auto parts stores might have the fixture to test that ACCM or negotiate with the store managers to obtain a accm loaner for a try.
    • Jimm
      12/8/2013 Jimm
      Need more information - is there small voltage - such as around 12 volts DC at the connector to the blower motor - from the supply wiring and source? If no, then check the wiring and circuit / supply to the blower motor - for a short or an open wiring condition. If yes, then suspect the blower motor itself.
      To confirm the blower motor, run a jumper wire - two conductor - from the 12 VDC battery supply to the motor itself - bypassing the switch, wiring feed circuit and fuse.
      If the motor does not operate during this test, then suspect the blower motor. One more test, redirect the jumper wires to the control module / resistor switch itself and then test the blower motor. It may be the problem is with the blower motor control module - test for this before replacing the blower motor.

      Try these on-line sources; www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      As example, they (RockAuto) list the blower motr control module / resistor from around $62.00, and the blower motor from around $92.00 for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Kia Optima - Body & Interior - 11/30/2013
    Why does my key not unlock all doors any more with 2 turns of the key?
    the key will open the door I have my key in, but not the other doors. Locking the doors is still normal, I can lock all doors by locking either front door.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 11/4/2013
    How is the Electrical fault detailed below remedied/repaired/fixed. Thank you.
    2008 Kia Sedona Electrical System Service Bulletin 267368 NHTSA: Action Number: 10031947 Service Bulletin Number: 267368 Report Date: Sep 01, 2009 Component: Electrical System 2008 KIA SEDONA ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BULLETIN 267368 Summary: Kia: power ...
     
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  • mike
    mike - 2005 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 9/6/2013
    I have a 2005 Kia LX van. The drivers side window (powered) does not raise properly.
    The glass tilts toward the front of the vehicle while raising. Lowers fine. I've had the door apart but cannot find any adjustment points. Am I just missing them or is this a sign of a bigger problem? Any advise is appreciated.
     
    • bear.1216
      9/6/2013 bear.1216
      Your window probably came off the track. You need to take off the door panel and look inside the door. If you have the window about half way up it will help to see the tracks. Look wear the front of the glass attaches to the regulator. This is where the problem is. The glass needs to be reattached and then set back on track.
  • mike
    mike - 2005 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 9/4/2013
    I have a 2005 Kia LX van. The drivers side window (powered) does not raise properly.
    The glass tilts toward the front of the vehicle while raising. Lowers fine. I've had the door apart but cannot find any adjustment points. Am I just missing them or is this a sign of a bigger problem? Any advise is appreciated.
     
    • bear.1216
      9/4/2013 bear.1216
      The glass probably came out of the track on the front. Take off the door panel. If you raise the window up about half-way you should be able to check out where the window attaches to the track. The window should attach to the regulator assembly on the bottom of the glass. Make sure the front is still attached the same as rear.
  • terry
    terry - 2001 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 8/17/2013
    2001 ka sportage power window relay switch location & part number
    all 4 window quit working the voltmeter isn't getting power from the switch. ihave checked the fuses . they are fine
     
    • Jimm
      8/17/2013 Jimm
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com, wwwpartsgeek.com, and www.rockauto.com - to list only a few.

      The part is: Standard Motor Products part # RY1079. Price is around $14.00 for the relay. The location is in the fuse panel or power distribution block just underneath the instrument panel.
  • stagebergen
    stagebergen - 2004 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 6/18/2013
    Tail lights stay on, thus draining the battery. What do I do? Also, how do you repair a door that is not locked?
    Both driver side doors have lost the outside handle, while the driver door has done something that seems to indicate that a cable or something has snapped as the door will not engage.
     
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  • phubgyal
    phubgyal - 2009 Kia Rio - Body & Interior - 6/14/2013
    Why did my car's front windshield crack without an impact?
    It was parked in the parking and there was no sign of a impact made by any external force.
     
    • Jimm
      6/14/2013 Jimm
      The windshield crack may occur due to several conditions; excess stress due to the windshield gasket, the windshield installation may be incorrect, or excess heat.
      If it cracked with no impact it is a defect - due to the installation during assembly, or the windshield itself may be defective.
      Jimm
      6/20/2013 phubgyal
      If we make a complaint to the manufacturer, is it possible to get it replaced by the company for free? The wind shield was defective since there was no impact on it.
  • bdealerts
    bdealerts - 2009 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 5/23/2013
    Blower motor does not work installed. Voltage gets to connector, but does not fluctuate at different speed settings.
    However it does work when motor connected but not installed. I had a problem with it which I was able to resolve by gently "kicking" the motor. The last 3 months or so it has been fine. Now it appears to have given up the ghost. Motor does work when connected ...
     
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  • rhf967
    rhf967 - 2005 Kia Sorento - Body & Interior - 5/10/2013
    2005 Kia Sorento A/C won't start. Trying to troubleshoot.
    Very low mileage, 45000 A/C is getting power, fuse is good. No sounds from the relay. Looking how to find pressure switch
     
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  • tokeupnchoke
    tokeupnchoke - 2002 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 4/25/2013
    While my radio is plugged in my tail lights stays on and a few small elect problems, but while unplugged it's fine.
    It happened when I reversed and kicked into drive abruptly and i don't have anything holding the radio in place so the head unit shifted towards me quickly. And I've been having this issue since.
     
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  • tuck
    tuck - 2007 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 4/24/2013
    "ESC OFF" light came on this morning and cruise control doesn't work....is this a fuse??
    ESc light off button doesn't work to turn it back on
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/24/2013 HouseCallAuto
      No it is not the fuse. You cannot diagnose this because it requires the use of a profession scan tool that can read the fault codes in the all modules which the inexpensive code readers that anyone can buy for as little as $25 cannot read.
  • Eddie
    Eddie - 2004 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 4/19/2013
    Speedometer doesn't work on the car.
    Changed the sensor it only work for a few miles then it stopped again.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/19/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Before you replaced the speed sensor, did the speedo work at all or did it act just like it acted when you replaced the speed sensor?What fault code is stored?
  • cburr2175
    cburr2175 - 2008 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 4/9/2013
    How do I remove from the glass the rear wiper motor assembly and open the case it's in?
    Have removed the wiper arm and the window handle
     
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