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  • Canvasman
    Canvasman - 2005 Kia Rio - Body & Interior - 6/6/2011
    The wiper fluid is not working.
    • Jimm
      6/6/2011 Jimm
      Check first to make sure the wiper fluid reservoir is full / has correct level of fluid. Next, have someone turn on the wipers and fluid to determine if you can hear the wiper motor turning (sound). If 'yes', then check the wiper fluid tubes / hoses and nozzles for blockage / dirt. Use compressed air to blow the hoses and nozzles clean - to where you can detect the air passing through each component - from the washer fluid reservoir all the way to the individual nozzles.
      If 'no' wiper fluid pump sound when turned on - then check the fuse and / or washer pump wiring for corrosion, poor connection. Check to 'How-To-Guides tab this page for more detailed instruction.
  • Cookie
    Cookie - 2006 Kia Spectra - Body & Interior - 6/1/2011
    Noise when using remote to lock doors
    my car starting making this weird noise when I use my remote to lock the doors, it sounds like it is coming from the rear door on the passager side. any help would really be appreciated. thanks
    • Jimm
      6/1/2011 Jimm
      Need more information; what kind of noise? is is loud or soft? Is it a thump, or hum, or whistle? Is it low or high pitched? Hard to diagnose a 'wierd' noise without having more details. Try using the 'Diagnose' tab at top of this page.
      6/1/2011 Cookie
      it is hard to explain it sounds like a grinding noise or like a buzzer it is loud, it only makes this noise when I lock the doors with the remote. thanks for replying so fast I appreciate it.

  • Janet
    Janet - 2002 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 5/31/2011
    The siding door fell off. It has 2 little pins that hold it on the siding rail and one broke off.
    The bar the pins are attached to is welded, so if it must be replaced the "actual" door would need to be opened up. Is the bar inside the door held on with a bolt? or is it also welded? Can we order this small unit? or does the whole door need to be replaced?
    0 answer
  • Kem
    Kem - 2005 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 5/31/2011
    Power locks do not work
    power lock does not work (drivers side only)
    0 answer
  • Kem
    Kem - 2005 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 5/31/2011
    Power door lock doesn't work
    power door stopped opening, now when it goes to lock it makes a grinding noise. driver's side only, passenger side works just fine.
    0 answer
  • Tron
    Tron - 2000 Kia Sephia - Body & Interior - 5/13/2011
    Interior Light Rheostat burnt.
    mileage 170,000 KM, it happens when car is running (driving )and warmed up .noticed it on left side of front dash,smoke from the interior light rheostat so bad had to get out of car till it cooled off.,which when pulled out ,the plastic was melting it was so hot ...
    • Tron
      5/13/2011 Tron
      Is there an answer for this question ??????
  • Terry Hinton
    • yboy82
      4/28/2011 yboy82
      Did you already explore the TSB below?

      2005 Kia Sedona Equipment Service Bulletin 273881
      NHTSA: Action Number: 10015247 Service Bulletin Number: 273881

      Report Date:
      Apr 01, 2005Component:

      Summary: Air conditioning (a/c) diagnosis and performance testing. *tt
    • Spoon Sports
      4/28/2011 Spoon Sports
      Well, you are lacking freeon and you are leacing freeon because you have a small leak, or probably you need to get your AC system cleaned, or you have to replace the filters and the expansion hose, i mean, lots of probabilities, you will end up in the shop anyway so bring to an AC mechanic so you can get a better diagnosis
  • fix it
    fix it - 2006 Kia Sorento - Body & Interior - 4/19/2011
    My dome light do not go on .but rear one does.When i open the door.
    there are three buton on dome (on-door-off )I keep it on door 'but it do not turn on
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Need to remove the switch to get it check and tested for continuity and resistance. There may be an open or short in the wiring circuit or the switch ahs failed.
  • Tim
    Tim - 2002 Kia Sedona - Body & Interior - 4/11/2011
    How do i adjust headlights
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Here it is.

      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.
      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.
      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.
      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?