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Kia Sportage battery and electrical Problems



  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Manson, WAPosts: 7,234
    good for you for doing the work yourself! Glad you're all fixed up.

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • I had similar issue on my dodge , the computer was the issue, in hot weather the computer would get bad voltage readings and shut down to protect itself. you can get a used one to replace it but may have to go to dealer to get vin number changed on it soyou can get smog done
  • I have a 2001 Kia sportage. I love it. It's been the best car I've ever owned. However, I have had an issue with it for almost a year now. I will be driving the car and the AC, wipers, and power windows will click off, stay off for a time, click back on, stay on for a bit, click back off. There have been times when it would NOT do this for weeks/months at a time and work normally, then it would start doing it again. Started doing it again the last time someone had to jump start my battery (left a switch on and ran the battery down). I've had several people check it out, had auto zone run the tester on it, checked the wiring and all electrical connections and repaired anything that looked suspicious, replaced the battery, checked the fuses, etc... What's left?
  • I have just replaced the starter on my 2001 KIA sportage bit I forgot which bolts on front of the solenoid does the positive cable goes to somebody help please
  • bigkizbigkiz Posts: 1
    ive got a short through the BTN1 relay, because when the relay is in there is a spark through the terminal and when I take the relay out there is no spark What could it be
  • Hi all i have ashort somewhere when i take the relay for the radio and central locking out there is not short at the negitive ternamal when i tape the negitive ternamanel at the battery with the negitive connetor when i put it back in there is a short there its is draining the battery big time
  • son has 2002 kia sportage, bought a year and half ago. so far put on 2 new b atteries, starter, and 2 alternators...keeps going b ad.. heard clicking under dash, next to fuse box in black box... could that be it? frustrated widow here,
  • hey i have the same problem with power to the whole dash. did you find out what was wrong

    I had the same problem and it turned out to be a bad contact in my ignition. I had to jiggle the key and turn the car on and off till it would start. Check your valve cover bolts to I was getting oil in my spark plug holes and found all the bolts on my covers were loose.
  • Please help my Computer box was replaced and everything else went on except my engine . My car has been standing for 2 months now
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,469
    It needs to go back to the place that replaced the ECM. If you mess with it on your own, or have someone else look at it, the first shop is off the hook.

    There's no easy online answer to problems like this. It requires a methodical diagnostic from a well-qualified electronics specialist.

    Here's a list from the International Automotive Technicians Network

    See if there is someone on that list that works near you. They are trained to fix problems like this.

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  • orzecht said:
    I have a 2000 sportage Kia and recently changed the battery. Now the alarm goes off when I open it and does not go off when I put the key in the ignition. Is there a relay or reset procedure that I can do to silence the alarm?

  • Disconnected the battery for 5 minutes. That will reset the computer. This will fix your problem 
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