Fuses

A vehicle’s electrical system is protected


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

This vehicle has 2 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 melt.

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.

Three kinds of fuses are used: blade type for lower amperage rating, cartridge type, and multi fuse for higher amperage ratings.

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

• A higher capacity fuse could cause damage 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 a possible fire.

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

Inner panel fuse replacement


Inner panel fuse replacement 1. Turn the ignition switch and all other switches off.

2. Open the fuse panel cover.

3. Pull the suspected fuse straight out.


3. Pull the suspected fuse straight out.

Use the removal tool provided on the fuse panel cover.

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

Spare fuses are provided in the instrument panel fuse panel (or in the engine compartment fuse panel).

5. 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 cigarette lighter fuse.

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

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 periods.

1. Turn off the engine.

2. Turn off the headlights and tail lights.

3. Open the driver’s side panel cover and pull out the memory fuse.

NOTICE
• If the memory fuse is pulled out from the fuse panel, the warning chime, audio, clock and interior lamps, etc., will not operate. Some items must be reset after replacement. Refer to “Battery” in this section.

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

Engine compartment fuse


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

2. Remove the fuse panel cover by pressing the tab and pulling the cover up.

3. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it is blown. To remove or insert the fuse, use the fuse puller in the engine compartment fuse panel.

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.

CAUTION
After checking the fuse panel in the engine compartment, securely install the fuse panel cover. If not, electrical failures may occur from water contact.

Multi fuse


Multi fuse
If the multi fuse is blown, it must be removed as follows:
1. Turn off the engine.

2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

3. Remove the fuse panel on the right side in the engine compartment.

4. Remove the nuts shown in the picture above.

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

6. Reinstall in the reverse order of removal.

NOTICE
If the multi fuse is blown, consult an authorized KIA dealer.

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

Inner fuse panel
Inner fuse panel

Engine compartment fuse panel
Engine compartment fuse panel

NOTICE
Not all fuse panel descriptions in this manual may be applicable to your vehicle.

It is accurate at the time of printing.

When you inspect the fuse panel in your vehicle, refer to the fuse panel label.




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