Kia Sportage: Rear Glass Defogger Switch

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Body Electrical System / Rear Glass Defogger / Rear Glass Defogger Switch

Repair procedures


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).



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


1. Install the heater and А/С controller.

2. Install the center fascia panel.


1. The rear glass defogger switch inputs can be checked using the GDS.

2. To check the input value of rear glass defogger switch, select option "BCM".

3. Select option "Current Data".

4. To check the input value of rear glass defogger switch in force mode,

4. To check the input value of rear glass defogger switch in force mode, select option.

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