Electrical circuit protection

Fuses


Fuses
A vehicle’s electrical system is protected from electrical overload damage by fuses.

This vehicle has two fuse panels, one located in the driver's side panel bolster, the other in the engine compartment near the battery.

If any of your vehicle’s lights, accessories, or controls do not work, check the appropriate circuit fuse. If a fuse has blown, the element inside the fuse will be melted.

If the electrical system does not work, first check the driver’s side fuse panel.

Always replace a blown fuse with one of the same rating.

If the replacement fuse blows, this indicates an electrical problem. Avoid using the system involved and immediately consult an authorized Kia dealer.

Two kinds of fuses are used: standard for lower amperage rating and main for higher amperage ratings.

Fuse replacement

WARNING - Fuse replacement • Never replace a fuse with anything but another fuse of the
same rating.

• A higher capacity fuse could cause damage through overheating and possibly a fire.

• Never install a wire instead of the proper fuse - even as a temporary repair. It may cause extensive wiring damage and possibly a fire.

NOTICE
Do not use a screwdriver or any other metal object to remove fuses because it may cause a short circuit and damage the system.

Driver-side panel bolster


Driver-side panel bolster 1. Turn the ignition switch and all other switches off.

2. Open the cover.

4. Pull the suspected fuse straight out.


4. Pull the suspected fuse straight out.

Use the removal tool (1) provided in the engine compartment fuse/relay box.

5. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it is blown.

Spare fuses are provided in the fuse panel in engine compartment.

6. Push in a new fuse of the same rating, and make sure it fits tightly in the clips.

If it fits loosely, consult an authorized Kia dealer.

If you do not have a spare, use a fuse of the same rating from a circuit you may not need for operating the vehicle, such as the audio fuse.

If the headlights or other electrical components do not work and the fuses are OK, check the fuse block in the engine compartment. If a fuse is blown, it must be replaced.

Engine compartment


Engine compartment
1. Turn the ignition switch and all other switches off.

2. Remove the fuse box cover by pressing the taps and pulling up.

3. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it is blown.

4. Push in a new fuse of the same rating, and make sure it fits tightly in the clips.

If it fits loosely, consult an authorized Kia dealer.

NOTICE
After checking the fuse box in the engine compartment, securely install the fuse box cover. If not, electrical failures may occur from water leaking in.

Main fuse


Main fuse
If the MAIN fuse is blown, it must be removed as follows:
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Remove the screws shown in the picture above.

3. Replace the fuse with a new one of the same rating.

4. Reinstall in the reverse order of removal.

NOTICE
If the MAIN fuse is blown, consult an authorized Kia dealer.

Fuse/Relay panel description Inside the fuse/relay box covers, you can find the fuse/relay label describing fuse/relay name and capacity.

Engine compartment
Engine compartment



Driver-side knee bolster
Driver-side knee bolster



Memory fuse


Memory fuse
Your vehicle is equipped with a memory fuse to prevent battery discharge if your vehicle is parked without being operated for prolonged periods. Use the following procedures before parking the vehicle for prolonged period.

1. Turn off the engine.

2. Turn off the headlights and tail lights.

3. Open the driver-side knee bolster cover and pull up the “MULT B/UP 10A / AUDIO 15A”.

NOTICE
• If the memory fuse is pulled up from the fuse panel, the warning chime, audio, clock and interior lamps, etc., will not operate. Some items must be reset after replacement.

• Even though the memory fuse is pulled up, the battery can still be discharged by operation of the headlights or other electrical devices.

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