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Kia Sportage: Components and Components Location, Description and Operation | Repair procedures | Windshield Deicer Switch

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Body Electrical System / Windshield Deicer / Components and Components Location, Description and Operation | Repair procedures | Windshield Deicer Switch

Components and Components Location

 Component Location

  1. Windshield deicer relay
  2. Windshield deicer switch
  3. Windshield deicer
  4. Deicer connector

Description and Operation

 Description

Windshield deicer system prevent windshield wiper from freezing in the winter season. It consists of deicer in the lower part of windshield, switch and relay.

Body control module receives an input signal from the deicer switch, then controls relay.

Since the generator "L" is switched ON, if the deicer switch is ON, then deicer output is ON for 20 minutes.

Repair procedures

 Inspection

1. Remove the cowl top cover.

(Refer to the wiper)

2. Disconnect the windshield deicer connector (A) from the wiper motor linkage.

3. Check for continuity between the terminals of deicer lines.

3. Check for continuity between the terminals of deicer lines.

4. Turn the ignition switch ON and the windshield deicer switch ON, then

4. Turn the ignition switch ON and the windshield deicer switch ON, then measure the voltage between the terminals of harness side deicer connector.

OK: approx. Battery voltage (12V)

Windshield Deicer Switch

Windshield Deicer Switch

Repair procedures

Removal

1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.

2. Remove the center fascia panel.

(Refer to BE - "Audio")

3. Remove the heater and А/С controller (A) after disconnecting the connector (B).

NOTE

NOTE

Take care not to damage the hook when removing the heater and А/С controller.

Installation

1. Install the heater and А/С controller.

2. Install the center fascia panel

Inspection

1. The windshield deicer switch inputs can be checked using the GDS.

2. To check the input value of windshield deicer switch, select option "BCM".

3. Select option "Current Data".

4. To check the input value of windshield deicer switch in force mode, select

4. To check the input value of windshield deicer switch in force mode, select option.

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