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#65 of 137 A?C not working after clockspring repair
Nov 28, 2009 (7:06 pm)
2004 Kia Sedona.. air bag light was on, no cruise and no horn. Got the clockspring fixed and the air bag was fixed as well as horn and cruise. HOWEVER, no A/C. or heat. The little green lights on the dials won't work. It blows air but no cool or hot air. I called the repairman ON the way home and he said he didn't do anything to a/c. Something is fishy here. It worked fine at 7 am, clockspring was replaced and no a/c. Took it in again today and told the a/c is electrical problem.??? Anyone have any ideas on this? Just spent $1400. to repair a/c in August ( repair is guaranteed for 1 year) and of course, since it's "electrical" it's not covered. I am so tired of this run around. Any ideas would be appreciated!
#66 of 137 headlights keep blowing
Nov 29, 2009 (3:57 pm)
i have a 2003 sedona and recently we had both low beams blow at the same time and know every time they are replaced they burn usually in minutes. we seem to have a surge problem so the serpentine belts were changed one was even on wrong but now it just seems like the lights are brighter but headlights still burn out. any thoughts
#67 of 137 My headlights blow out too!!
Dec 28, 2009 (1:30 pm)
I have owned my 06 sedona for 1 year and have had to replace the battery once and the headlights at least 4 times! One goes out right after the other. It is very annoying and a waste of money. Did you ever find anything out rcorcoran?
#68 of 137 Re: My headlights blow out too!! [marcimcdonald]
Dec 29, 2009 (9:51 pm)
We also have had problems with our lights on our 2006 Sedona. It has only been a problem on the left front. We have replaced the headlight 2 times and the turning light 3 times! Right now the turning signal works when it wants too...I keep telling the dealer to check the electrical but they don't...we have had another minivan for 10 years and have never had to replace a light on it. I'd be interested if anyone else has had these problems.
#69 of 137 Re: turning key sometimes interrupts electric power (eg resets clock) [jirka]
Dec 30, 2009 (4:43 am)
The problem was a faulty battery. Some cells were bad, so they sometimes worked perfectly and sometimes not at all. The hardest problem was to replicate it in front of a dealer. If I knew it was the battery, I would just buy a new one, forget about warranty, and save myself all the trips to the dealer.
#70 of 137 Re: no start [david5000]
Jan 16, 2010 (9:37 am)
Hi David...I have the exact same problem. Started around 80K miles. Same symptoms. No problem since Thanksgiving and the problem started again last Wednesday when I was traveliing. Got a hotel for the night and it started the next morning fine. Got it to a KIA Dealer. Could not demonstrate the problem. Left it with them and they concluded I needed a new battery....$137 and 100 miles later, had the same problem. Left it overnight and it started up again this morning...Have made several stops and so far it still starts up. Mine is also an 06.
Were you ever able to determine what the cause was...What the fix is? All I can think of is to get the ingition assembly where you put the key in replaced. I don;t have any faith in the KIA dealership but based on your posting and the postings on headlight replacements, they should know of these problems.
Let me know what you know...I'd appreciate it...
#71 of 137 Eletrical Power Killed with turn of Key
Jan 19, 2010 (5:04 pm)
I have a 2004 Kia Sedona. It has 65K miles on it. I've had this lingering problem with it that completely happens at random instances.
My van exhibits electrical short(s) type of behavior. Prior to turning on the van, once you have the door open, you typically see the lights in the Van on, and once you put the key in the ignition, you start hearing the beep/tone sound. When the Van is having the problem, no lights will be on, nor the tone sound... as soon as I try to turn it over, the sometimes hear a brief click and then dead silence.
I pulled out the battery, alternator, starter and they all tested fine. The battery connections are fastened securely. The weird thing is, I bought one of those computer diagnostic tools to see if any DTC's would be triggered from the problem, but it didn't see anything. Although quite odd, but the Computer Diagnostic tool was able to get the van running!!!
Not every time, but some times, when the van is not working or having this problem, I hooked up this diagnostic tool and it ran a scan. Once the scan has started, it redistributed the power to the entire van somehow and it would turn on. Computer reset of some sort???
The problem 1st occurred about 6 months ago. It was down a week until the the diagnostic computer got it running... it went down again about a week later, and I did the same thing and it fired right back up. It ran great for months until now. Same problem, however, I have not been able to replicate the solution.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
#72 of 137 Re: Eletrical Power Killed with turn of Key [nemeyss]
Jan 20, 2010 (7:12 am)
Can't it be the same problem as I had (see post #63)? Sometimes the battery ran perfectly, sometimes I had the same behaviour as you say. When the battery worked all battery measurements were ">link titlefine. Personally, I would first spend those $50 and change the battery and see if it helps.
#73 of 137 Re: My headlights blow out too!! [l1029]
Jan 25, 2010 (5:29 pm)
I have replaced headlights in my Kia Sedona 6 times in 3 years. Not to mention brake lights, turn lights and license plate lights. Does anyone know what the problem is? The dealer is refusing to do anything about it and at 50 bucks a headlight they are making a killing. Any suggestions. It is an 2006 Kia Sedona with 60xxxx miles.
#74 of 137 Re: My headlights blow out too!!
Feb 04, 2010 (8:43 am)
Same car, same problem. This really should be a warranty issue since it constantly happens.
I think I read somewhere that Sorentos have a similar issue and there is a new headlight harness with a resistor that allows less power to the headlights, dimming them but making them last longer.
I've gotten really good at swapping out bulbs, a 15 minute job. I buy the cheap ones now at around 15 bucks each.