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9 out of 10 times its the heater fan resistor doing this. it has wires that corresponed to diffreent speed settings for heater fan. the resistor is beside the blower motor, Your Kia Sportage Blower Motor Resistor controls the heating equipment in the
vehicle by opening and closing the fan motor. The Kia Sportage Blower Motor
Resistor allows the heating and climate control system to control the speed of
the vehicle's cooling fan. its under the passenger side glove box. undo 2 screws and disconnect the electrical connector. thats it!!
A heater blower motor resistor is an electronic device with three or more progressive resistors that allow the heater blower motor to operate at slower speeds.
The highest speed of the heater blower motor
is not controlled by the resistor, so when the resistor fails, the fan
will often work on the highest speed setting, but not the lower speeds.
To resistor is generally located under the dashboard and under the hood, near the blower motor .
The resistor's electrical connector is disconnected, the resistor is
removed and the new resistor is installed. On some vehicles it may be
easily accessible, and on others it may take partial dashboard removal
to replace the resistor. Look under the hood, generally the wiring for the Blower resistor is attached to the wiring to the blower motor itself It's inboard & below the motor, near the accumulator. You can see
it standing beside the passenger fender. it's the off-white connector
behind the L heater hose above the vacuum reservoir & the white
You may want to try your fan on all speeds. If it will work on high, you have a bad resistor for the fan motor. ( high speed doesn't go through the resistor ).
If it doesn't work on any speed, I would check the following;
1. Make sure the fuse isn't blown for the fan blower motor.
2. Check, or have checked the wires between the fan control switch and the fan blower motor.
3. Have the fan control switch checked.
4. Have the fan blower motor checked.
if the lower fan speeds dont work but the fastest speed does the heater fan resistor block needs replacing. If the highest fan speed doesnt work leave it on there and check for power at heater blower fan, if power is on one wire and the other is an earth the blower motor fan needs replacing. Use a normal globe test light to check this. If no power on any wires to fan go back and check all fuses in car and under bonnet with same test light. If fuses are ok possible open circuit wire to fan.
blower motor resister has burnt out also check wiring going to your blower motor resistor these must have a good tight connection or they will burn if any sighns of being hot change the complete wiring pig tail to your blower resistor
The resistors are in circuit only on the lower fan speed settings.
On the highest speed setting, power is switched directly to the fan motor.
Check fan power supply fuses,
Check power is available to the fan when high speed selected.
If all above OK, apply power directly to the motor to verify fan motor runs- if it doesn't the motor may need replacement/repair.