I have a 2005 Kia Sportage. The PWR dashboard light is on and will not go off. Also, since I have had my brakes done, I also have the dashboard lights for the ABS and check brake lights on. They are driving me crazy.
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Re: PWR light on dashboard
You will need to have the pcm scanned to pull the trouble codes ffrom this unit to get a better idea on what is going on. With the breaks I would say whoever changed them disturbed one of the wheel sensors for the ABS.
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on the drivers side knee bolster there is a fuse box cover. on the inside of the cover should be a fuse chart. They are usually just called pwr outlet. sometimes there are 2 fuses. they will be labeled pwr outlet 1 and pwr outlet 2.
2005 Kia SPORTAGE Recall ID from NHTSA:
05V120000Auto Recall Date: 03/29/2005 Vehicle
Component: SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC) Estimated
Vehicles Affected: 7619 2005 KIA SPORTAGE Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN
SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP), THE YAW
RATE SENSOR MAY BECOME TOO SENSITIVE AND MAY RECALIBRATE INACCURATELY. WHILE
DRIVING THE ESP PROGRAM MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER AND MAY CAUSE A
BRAKE AT ONE OF THE WHEELS TO BE INAPPROPRIATELY. Defect
Consequence: BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INADVERTENT ESP ACTIVATION MAY
RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH. Remedy: DEALERS WILL
REPROGRAM THE ESP HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL
BEGAN ON APRIL 13, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
Notes: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC., SC-044
the easiest way to check and make sure the brakes are set correctly is to jack up the rear end pull the emergency brake on about 5-6 clicks and see if you can turn the wheel if so they need to be adjusted out to where they grab. also make sure the brakes were bled properly.
Depending on how much brake work was done, either the wheel sensors have been damaged or were not properly reconnected.
The regular brake warning light may be on because the ABS is disabled at the moment.
Fixing the ABS problem may extinguish the standard warning light too.
I suspect the brakes are working but not as an ABS-equipped system.
If you have one of the auto parts chain stores near you, take it to them for a free scan of yoru computer; the error code it finds may be more specific that the ABS warning light.