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#88 of 144 Re: elecrical problems [bojote63]
Feb 12, 2011 (10:16 am)
Hi, did you ever find a resolution to this problem? We have a 2006 Sedona with just under 80,000 miles and is just had this problem with no start. I put the key in and the lights came on as usual, then turned the key and nothing. Lights went out, did not come back on. Battery still has power, the accessory plug I use for the GPS still powers the garmin. No exterior lights, power sliding doors don't work, power tailgate does not work. SO, checked all fuses, all good. Kia service depts are currently closed. Timing is everything. I am going to go and move the parking brake and gear shift and kick the tires. Maybe light a candle and make offerings to the Great Spirit.
Mar 22, 2011 (12:48 pm)
Did you and David ever figure this out? I have a 2006 Kia Sedona EX (75,000 mi) that does the same thing. Turn the key and all indicator lights come on but engine does not turn over. Have to keep turning key over and over until it eventually starts. Sometimes have to wait 10-15 min. and then will start. Happens 4-5 times a month just out of the blue. Dealer had me replace battery--same problem. Then they replaced IPM (instrument panel module) twice--same problem. They can never replicate the problem in the shop because it is so intermittent. Dealer says there is little they can do unless they can replicate with diagnostic computer hooked up (what are the odds??). They are now corresponding (by email) with Kia Techline to see if maybe it is the ignition switch but are saying it is unlikely. Please let me know if you have any advice.
#90 of 144 Headlights and Turn Signals
May 16, 2011 (12:08 pm)
We have had this 2006 Sedona for a few years now and have had to replace the headlights and turn signals 4 times in the last 5 months. I looked at a burned out bulb and noticed what looked like scorch marks on the connector. I brought it to a mechanic friend of mine who I trust and he let me know that if the connections are not tight then the bulb can burn out and leave those marks. The lights work each time I replace the bulb but only for a few weeks. Anyone else getting this problem too?
#91 of 144 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [mandm0407]
May 19, 2011 (11:26 am)
Did you ever find a solution to this? My 2006 Kia Sedona is doing this as well as numerous other things.
#92 of 144 Sedona ECU-ETACS
May 24, 2011 (8:31 am)
I have a 2004 Sedona 2.9 diesel LE. Every time the battery is removed the ECU-ETACS fails and cannot be revived. I'm about to go to my 8th. Kia's suggestion is change the ETACS but there's clearly an underlying problem with the car. Has anyone had this problem and found the root cause? Auto-electrician quoting £500 just to diagnose the problem and, as I've seen many Sedonas on other fora with the same problem, i feel sure someone, somewhere must have an idea what causes this.
#93 of 144 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [nakamoto2]
May 29, 2011 (10:00 am)
I did not find a solution, as a matter of fact, I sued Kia using a federal lemon law and got a settlement. It wasnt much, but still helped with the expense of changing lights all the time. Unfortunately(?), my Kia was totalled. AND the air bags failed.
#94 of 144 2002 sedonas electrical
Jul 16, 2011 (7:48 pm)
have a 2002 sedona the alt fried now door lock button doesnt work and after couple days sitting idle battery is drained
#95 of 144 Re: 2002 sedonas electrical [adamsbronco]
Jul 18, 2011 (3:10 pm)
Ditto on the Turn Signals. And a couple of times - like right now - I take the assembly out and it works! Put it back in... yeah, you get the picture. I also bent the metal tongue that contacts the bulb out, and that did seem to help for awhile. Actually, I think that was the other bulb, so maybe haven't done it yet on the right. So, possibly that's the fix. Definitely worth a try. And since they still work intermittently, it seems quite logical (which is how I came up with the idea the last time). I'll post back if it doesn't fix it.
Also, I'm far from an expert, but I've only heard about not touching the bulb with your hands if it's a halogen bulb. Is it an issue with non-halogen, too?
Jul 20, 2011 (6:17 am)
i have a kia sedona 2003 i have just had the engine rebuild as it stoped running and will not start again and now the engine been rebuilt its still not starting. it trnes one time and thats it, its like its killed the batters off. can anyone help me out by this.
thank you darren
Jul 20, 2011 (6:22 am)
i have looked at timing, batter, starter motor, the works and can not see why it will not run