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  • zimmerman
    zimmerman - 2004 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 3/9/2012
    Where is the thermcon switch under the dash at
    ford dealer said the holes dash wound have to come out to replace switch
  • zimmerman
    zimmerman - 2004 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 3/9/2012
    Replace switch in heat box for the a/c themistor
  • PADI
    PADI - 2006 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 2/28/2012
    I recently purchased this vehicle and noticed that the left blinker blinks much faster than the right.
    I was told that it indicated a burnt out bulb somewhere in the vehicles exterior. I have assured that all lights are operational and it still does this. Any suggestions its like a blinker on speeeeeedddd. Thanks so much. New Kia Owner
    • 65C10
      2/28/2012 65C10
      could just be a burnt out bulb
      2/28/2012 PADI
      Thank you for responding but I have check every bulb and also replaced a few just in case. Any other suggestions....
    • LEW CARite
      2/28/2012 LEW CARite
      The way a blinker works is there is a circuit breaker. Breakers use a bi-metal strip, and as the metals heat, they expand at a different rate, and that causes the metal to bend and break the circuit. The heat comes from electrical current going through the circuit. Both sides should be on the same breaker, so if one side is blinking faster than the other, there may be a wiring problem that is causing more current draw on that side. - LEW CARite from
      LEW CARite
      2/28/2012 PADI
      Should I try and replace the breaker anyways. Mine didn't come with an owners manual so I'm not sure where to find it or which one to change.
    • LEW CARite
      2/28/2012 LEW CARite
      I don't think it's the breaker. If it was the breaker, it should do the same thing for both sides. I think it's a wiring fault. -Lew CARite from
      LEW CARite
      2/28/2012 PADI
      okay thank you very much for responding to me. I'm just trying to figure this out and save myself some money.
  • Joe
    Joe - 2000 Kia Sephia - Body & Interior - 2/25/2012
    Rear defroster not working
    I have replaced the switch in the dash, the relay in the fuse box an the fuse. If i jump the relay the defroster does come on an does work?????
    0 answer
  • beth
    beth - 2002 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 2/16/2012
    While putting gas in the tank the gas gauge on the dash moves slowly, any ideas what it could be?
    i have had vehicles before i just have never seen a gas gauge move that slowly just wondering if its normal for a kia
  • JT
    JT - 2006 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 2/6/2012
    I'm trying to get an estimate on how much a paint job would be for my car?
    I have some scratches and dents and I'd like to get a paint job to cover those? I'd also like to knock out the dents!
    • yboy82
      2/6/2012 yboy82
      Try the AutomD Negotiator ( feature on this site it is free. They will call local shops for the repair that you needed and send the multiple quotes from your local shops. So you can compare job prices within your area.
  • jack
    jack - 2005 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 1/25/2012
    I have no tail lights what can be the problem other then a control module
    0 answer
    MARIA - 2001 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 1/11/2012
    • mrgbhunt
      1/11/2012 mrgbhunt
      Check fuse panel First.More than likely it is a window regulator.
  • Chuck Cash
    Chuck Cash - 2003 Kia Optima - Body & Interior - 1/9/2012
    0 answer
  • ash
    ash - 2007 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 12/30/2011
    How do I install new headlights?
    I need to know how to take my old factory headlights out, and install new SylvaniaSilverStar Ultra twin halogen headlights. I need tons of details!
    • Bill
      12/30/2011 Bill
      Not that hard= Simply open and prop hood, find lovation of inside part of headlight assembly, should be a 1 1/2 inch diameter protrusion (Lamp socket) Grip and slowly rotate counterclockwise and socket should come out exposing halogen bulb, bulb should come right out. Be sure to use a clean cloth while handling new bulb since you want no, I mean NO type of oil on bulb surface including body oil.
      12/30/2011 ash
      Thank you!!
  • Jo Ann
    Jo Ann - 2005 Kia Sorento - Body & Interior - 12/6/2011
    The rear wiper wont work, the water works
    Can the rear wiper blade be replace without the windsheild wiper being replaced. Where is the rear wiper blade motor located. I have had a part store say the steering wheel would have to be removed, others say its in the hatch back, and seen other exxamples under ...
    0 answer
  • just sean
    just sean - 1999 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 12/1/2011
    How to you remove breakaway bolts?
    Removing key ignition switch in the steering collumn
    • Spoon Sports
      12/1/2011 Spoon Sports
      just knock out the center with a punch and drill out the rivet from the center then install it with a rivet gun
  • hammer
    hammer - 1997 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 11/24/2011
    How do you replace heater core?
    It leaks all the time. I have the hoses tied off to eachouther.
  • Kia
    Kia - 2004 Kia Optima - Body & Interior - 11/13/2011
    The odometer stays on all of the time. Why?
    0 answer
  • briang
    briang - 2005 Kia Sportage - Body & Interior - 11/11/2011
    Air bag warning light on permanantly
    • Spoon Sports
      11/11/2011 Spoon Sports
      The airbag system connectors as well as with many other connectors on kias have a habit of loosing connection every once in a while. if an airbag or impact sensor lost communication for a few seconds the airbag module would throw a code and cause the airbag light to come on and stay on until it was either fixed or cleared. most likely if they just cleared it and didn't bother fixing the problem then the code will come back. with this problem kia tells us to add dielectric grease to the connection having the problem and clear the code. i usually don't do it this way though. i take the connector that is having the problem apart and slightly bend the pins so they will make better contact and connect them back together and clear the code. this alway fixes a communication error in the airbag system unless the airbag or airbag related sensor is having the problem. if the airbag or sensor is having the problem it won't throw a communication error code.