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#104 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [jackj59]
Jan 06, 2012 (11:59 am)
I have the EXACT same problem. Mine is a 2006 Sedona. I have changed out at least 4 headlights within the year. I thought the blinkers/running light was blowing. Now I have figured out that it isn't the bulb. You can pull the bulb out and it starts blinking, put everything back together and it seems to work anywhere from a day to a week, then it goes out again. The crazy thing is, you can shake the bulb and wiring harness and it continues to work, while you have everything torn down. There's no loose connection, no loose bulb; however once everything is assembled back together, it works for a brief time. Dealership is trying to blame it on the type of bulb. This isn't my first run in with problems on our 2006 that was purchased brand new. I believe the first year we had it, it stayed in the shop for about 1-1/2 months troubleshooting another problem. I have said all along that the van has electronic issues or wiring issues, but the dealership refuses to here it. After getting on line, it seems pretty obvious that the kia brand name has issues across the board. Next time I will pay another $5,000-$7,000 and buy a toyota or honda, like I should have done to begin with.
#105 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [covvb0y]
Jan 06, 2012 (12:34 pm)
It appears that Kia is aware of this. When my 'fixes' didn't work, I took it in and they replaced the blinker assembly (not sure if that's the exact name) at no charge under warranty. So, at least that was good!
Jan 27, 2012 (4:16 am)
I have many issues w/ my van, from replacing headlamps to taillights, replaced the transmission.
Numerous brake issues,the horn never works when i need it !! All safety recalls repaired. Now there is water in my trunk and the black door lining is coming off, also the doors lock and will not open. Problem after problem, and Kia is no help and do not stand by their customers!!! I will not buy Kia again !!
#107 of 145 kia sedona 2002
Feb 12, 2012 (10:29 am)
battery died for some reason,put in new one and when I went to put cables on the van and it seemed like it wanted to turn over and light came on inside and out and you can change the gear shift with no battery hook up or no key in ignition. Had mechanic look at it but can`t find any wires burned-checked fuses-alternator. Its been two weeks now and still got no answers. anyone got some ideas
Feb 12, 2012 (4:56 pm)
Problem seems to occur less when weather gets cooler--in fact it hasn't happened for a couple of months now. My service advisor did some research and concluded that it may have something to do with the alarm control module reacting to heat which then disables the ignition. Just had it replaced and we'll see what happens when it gets warmer. I'll post again this summer and let everyone know if this did the trick.
Feb 14, 2012 (5:37 am)
i have a 2006 kia sedona and my lights in side the car do not work it keeps blowing the fuse
#110 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [covvb0y]
Feb 26, 2012 (5:42 pm)
I too own a 2006 Sedona with similar problems. I cannot help you with the headlight issue since I didn't take the time to troubleshoot it. My Kia only burned out one headlight in the last year and a half since we owned it so it is not a pressing matter as of yet:). However I had the blinker/running light issue and this is what I found. I have removed the light bulb socket from the wiring harness and found that the little tab that is touching the side of the light bulb to be loose. All you need to do is to pull it out completely, bend the bottom half inwards so it makes a better connection with the connector tab coming from the wiring harness and re-assemble it. Also, there was very slight discoloration from corrosion which I cleaned with a fine sandpaper and some electrical contact cleaner. Hope this helps.
Here's a couple of pictures to better understand what I did:
Light bulb socket pics
#111 of 145 Re: Headlights and Turn Signals [wardlaw1971]
Apr 02, 2012 (9:42 am)
Yes our 2005 Kia Sedona has had headlights and taillights burn out every 4 or 5 months, now it is stalling! Mechanic is not sure what the problem is.
#112 of 145 Re: no start [mike89woofpack]
Apr 08, 2012 (7:15 pm)
I think it has something to do with the " alarm control module reacting to heat which then disables the ignition" as well because the other day our horn starting honking like an alarm and we didn't even know the car had an alarm. Then the key started not working. where is the alarm module and did it work out for you?
#113 of 145 Re: no start [mike89woofpack]
Apr 26, 2012 (7:58 pm)
Yes, the weather definitely makes a difference. I will be taking it to my mechanic within a week or 2 and I will ask him what he thinks about the alarm control module also. Thank you for the information and please let me know if it worked for you.