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#27 of 145 Re: kia sedon [cscholze] Low Beams not working.
Mar 01, 2008 (1:36 pm)
Hello, Am new to this forum. Writing because I, too, seem to be a member of the club of folks who have persnickety low beams. Am experience issues with the low beams on our 2007 sedona. Out of the blue, we lost both low beams within one weak of each other. Both lamps were fine. I took the headlights off and messed with them, they'd work for a while, then fail again. Right now, passenger side is working, but I suspect it'll fail again soon. No rhyme or reason. Have you had any success in finding out what can be done about this. I'm planning on going to the dealer next week.
#28 of 145 Air Bag and Low Beams
Mar 11, 2008 (8:34 am)
I have a 2002 Sedona, and also recently had to replace the alternator. When I got it back, the air bag light is on, and my low beams don't work. Any ideas? The fuses are all good. I can't imagine both lights burning out at the same time.
#29 of 145 Re: Air Bag and Low Beams [tmlad]
Mar 11, 2008 (11:55 am)
My issue ended up requiring purchase of two new lamps. Unfortunatley, my model year uses a new lamp type *H11b) which is next to impossible to get and ridiculously expensive. 43 bucks each. The dealer said the quartz halogens are good for about 30k miles now and that's about it. Also, people should make sure their headlights are turned off at the switch when they start their car - they said the starting surge shortens lamp life. Hope this helps...
#30 of 145 2005 KIa sodona LX smells like wires burning
Apr 02, 2008 (5:59 pm)
#31 of 145 2005 KIa sodona LX smells like wires burning
Oct 17, 2007 (2:41 pm)
the dealer cant find any thing wrong. it is a strong smell. Every service person at the dealer came to the car and could not find a problem. Sometimes the wire burning smell can be smelled on the interior. Does anyone else have this problem or know what it is.
#32 of 145 Re: 2005 KIa sodona LX smells like wires burning [baconboy862]
Nov 13, 2007 (2:39 pm)
Open the hood of the van after the engine is nice and hot... stick your nose in there and see if you can locate the source of the smell.
#33 of 145 Re: 2005 KIa sodona LX smells like wires burning [baconboy862]
Feb 17, 2008 (12:49 pm)
My sedona has had this smell for almost a year! It seems to happen every few months. So then I kept thinking about what changes every few months - OIL! So I am guessing it may be a burning oil issue. When the 'time to change your oil' sticker says the miles are up is when we seem to start with the smell all over again. However, no dealer has wanted to tell me this is true. They just think I'm nuts. That's why I finally started searching.
#34 of 145 Re: 2005 KIa sodona LX smells like wires burning [baconboy862]
Apr 02, 2008 (5:59 pm)
I have a similar problem with my Sedona as well. It only occurs after the vehicle is driven for a while (probably 30 minutes or more...) and since I have 2 children, I am going bug nuts attempting to locate the source. I'll take it to the dealership as a last resort, due to the fact that I want to locate this problem myself before spending out the exorbitant fees (one arm one leg and everything inbetween) are paid...any ideas? I've checked inside the passenger compartment (Found a partially eaten set of chicken nuggets...mummified..) but, no charred wires, no obvious swells or expansions on the wire connectors themselves...
Thanks in advance...
May 18, 2008 (6:38 pm)
i had a short circuit under the hood which caused the computer to switch to safe mode i guess you could say. the engine starts, but the van is stuck in park, nothing works in the dashboard, power windows dont work. the short is fixed, but is there any way to reset the computer?
#36 of 145 Re: Rear Tail lights not working [henshe07]
Aug 20, 2008 (1:54 pm)
i have 2003 sedona with exact same issue.