Kia Sportage: Climate Seat

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Body Electrical System / Seat Electrical / Climate Seat

Components and Components Location


[Front Seat]

  1. Ventilation blower
  2. Ventilation ECU
  3. Ventilation seat switch
  4. Blower connector
  5. Heater connector
  6. Ventilation ECU connector

Schematic Diagrams

 Schematic Diagram

[Front Seat]

Connector Configurations

Connector Configurations

Blower connector Blower connector

  1. -
  2. Blower B+
  3. Blower speed control
  4. Blower ground
  5. -

Heater connector Heater connector

  1. -
  2. NTC ground
  3. Vent B+
  4. Heater mat 2
  5. Heater mat 1
  6. NTC

Ventilation control unit connector Ventilation control unit connector

  1. NTC ground
  2. Vent indicator (Low)
  3. Heater indicator (Low)
  4. Blower speed control
  5. Vent switch
  6. Blower B+
  7. IGN 1
  8. Vent ground
  9. NTC
  10. Vent indicator (High)
  11. Heater indicator (High)
  12. -
  13. Heater switch
  14. Blower ground
  15. Heater mat 2
  16. Heater mat 1

Description and Operation


The system uses a FAN under the seat to help remove the moisture and warmth from occupants and surface of the seats.

It pulls in cabin air though the blower installed under the seat cushion, and supplies the air into the seat cushion and the seat back through the duct.


1. Make sure not to spill liquid on the seat when equipping with ventilation system seats.

2. Because the ventilation system does not move great amounts of air, it is difficult to feel the air coming though the seat cover.

Repair procedures


1. Remove the front seat assembly.

(Refer to BD group - "Front Seat")

2. Remove the seat back cover and cushion cover.

(Refer to BD group - "Front Seat")

3. Remove the ventilation duct (A) from the seat back after loosening the screw and rivet.

4. Remove the ventilation duct and blower (A) in the cushion and back after

4. Remove the ventilation duct and blower (A) in the cushion and back after loosening the screw.

5. Remove the bracket and ventilation seat ECU (B) after loosening screws (A,

5. Remove the bracket and ventilation seat ECU (B) after loosening screws (A, 3EA).



1. Install the connectors and air ventilation control unit.

2. Install the air ventilation duct and blower.

3. Install the seat back cover.

4. Install the seat assembly and seat hack cover.


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