Question about 2004 Kia Sorento

1 Answer

The left blinker light illuminates on the dash for 5 min.

On two mornings this week the dash left arrow stays on for at least five minutes. It seems to work fine after that.

Posted by on

  • 8 more comments 
  • Ellen_50 Dec 12, 2008

    Yes the blinkers are working and the right seems fine.

  • Ellen_50 Dec 12, 2008

    No, I guess I don't really know if they are working because I am traveling at the time and I have not stopped to check it. Today I was ready to open the window and stick my arm out to indicate a left turn when the dash light went off and the blinker started to work. It was about 12 degrees this morning.

  • Ellen_50 Dec 12, 2008

    It is a 2005 Kia Sorento and tonight it is happy in the garage. The arrow was not on when I started it and the blinkers are all working.

  • Ellen_50 Dec 12, 2008

    Thank you Scorpedo. I will stop the next time it happens to immediately check the signals. Last year the dealer kept the car for three weeks to locate a problem with an air bag warning light and they tore apart the car and replaced wiring in the door. Otherwise, it has been a great little car. We were planning on having the timing belt replaced soon as we have just gone over 60,000. You have been very helpful. I am so happy to have found this service. Have a nice evening.

  • yeah1 Dec 30, 2008

    2005 sorento lx : went to use thr left blinker last night and it stuck on. the right workd fine, but the left is stuck on with no response to the lever on the column. the dash light is on continuously and wont shut off along with the lites outside the vehicle. i also only have 62,000 miles on it and the clutch is slipping pretty bad.

  • yeah1 Dec 31, 2008

    ok my left blinker is stuck on solid only when the headlights are on. when the head lights are off the blinkers work, but when the left blinker is flashing so are the lights behind the guage cluster and only the l.e.d. lites on the fan and heat control dials........? when right blinker flashes there are no pulsations. any ideas?

  • Ellen_50 Jan 03, 2009


    I was the original post with the blinker that stayed on and last week we blew a few fuses and a tail light. Of course this happened when we were traveling out of state and we had to pull over a dusk and get a motel room. The next day we replaced two fuses and a tail light but then all the lights stayed on. We took the car into the dealer and the problem was resolved by disconnecting the wires by the hitch that we use for trailering. I guess salt build up was tje problem. We do not use this vehicle to pull a trailer so we just had the wiring disconnected and rewired for $90.00 rather than paying $375.00 to have it all fixed.

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    Ok we are getting somewhere I think , what year make and model are you driving? And if it is possible for you to pop outside and start the car up. If the light stays on for you hop out and see if the outside lights are working at all. Both lefts and rights. Especially if that dash light is stuck on.

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    So it is just the dash light staying on for about 5 minutes , but during that time the signals left and right both are working outside the car as normal.

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    Do your blinkers outside the car still work? Does the right arrow work as normal?


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 111 Answers

The most common problem with signals is the flasher unit and they can be replaced fairly easy. The problem your discribing though sounds a bit more like there is a problem in the steering column itself. For now though the next time it does happen to you try and take a minute to see if the signals are working outside when it happens. That can help pinpoint where the problem is a little more.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner Dec 12, 2008

    I hope I have been a help , if you are in the BC area you can find more helpfull people like myself at Lordco's everywhere :)


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have no dash lights at all the high beam light in the dash works the blinker arrows also work jus no illumination nor lights at heater panel anyone have an idea

Go back to the fuse, pull it out and reinsert it. This takes care of any corrosion. Next is tracing the wire from the fuse to the illumination.

Dec 27, 2014 | 1992 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

This morning the entire dash stopped working odometers and lights. also blinkers and windshield wipers. My heater seems to be stuck ON i am only able to adjust the fan speed, the temp wont change from...

had this problem with my caravan recently all it took was checking fuses and if they are good take off your batt+ wire for 5 min and rehook it if that fails then check your dash cluster harness mine got pinched and shorted out most of the same things you have not working

Sep 29, 2013 | 2003 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

I have a 06 poniac torrent with left side signal trouble. Im the mornings and off and on thru the day the left signal light on the dash stays on. Signal wont work on the car, then when light in dash is...

You have a Burned Out Bulb on the LEFT side or the FLASHER has gone bad *(YES, it can only effect one side). It also controls the BLINKERS and FLASHERS TOO

Apr 09, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1999 neon left turn signal will not work when the headlights are on and the interior left arrow light stays on

sounds like you have water in youre light socket. or the wrong bulb is installed.or a blown bulb.

Mar 29, 2013 | 1999 Plymouth Neon

1 Answer

Dash Display and Blinkers going out/ HZD Fuse burrning out

sounds like a short somewhere. you need to get a diagram on the wiring system and start from there. good luck...... could also be in fuse box because one fuse dosent run all those things. usually instrument panal lights have own fuse as do brake lights and hazard lights and gauges

Aug 12, 2012 | 2006 Chrysler Town & Country

2 Answers

When I turn on my headlights, my radio goes dark and plays static. The domelight and floor lights go on, my dashboard lights don't work, and my tail lights don't work. If the headlights are off, the radio...

It sure sounds like you have a case of "sneak circuits"
These are usually caused by a bad ground somewhere and something is "grounding" through the light bulbs.
Have you changed any wiring or installed a stereo or some other accessory?
You might use a jumper wire and ground the dash and other areas to the negative battery post as a way to find the culprit.

Apr 30, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Kia Sorento Logo

Related Topics:

162 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers


Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6864 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides