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Dome light dosen't work the dioed needs replacing

Where is the diod located for the dome light on the kia sorento

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  • whadam Feb 26, 2009

    My 2006 sorento has the same problem. I am not sure about the diode though. The dome light in the rear works fine, but the one in the center only works on manual. I was thinking it could be the switch in the light itself. Any thoughts to this?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    the dome light on 2003 kia sorento works with the buttons but not when the door is opened.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    The dome light does not work with the remote or when any of the 5 doors are opened. The cargo compartment light works with all doors and the remote. This problem comes and goes but now no light for over a year. The bulbs seem to work fine using the switch on the dash

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The diode for the interior dome light is located behind the driver's side kick panel. You have to remove the kick panel or get access to the wires behind the panel. The diode is located in the wrapped wires just to the left of the fuse box area. When you feel around the wrapped wires with your fingers, you will feel a small hard rectangular plastic piece behind the tape wrapping the wires. Carefully cut the tape at the spot and locate the diode. Remove the diode and replace with a new one (about $13-18 at Kia dealer) and test. Retape with electrical tape and replace kick panel and you are done. About a 15 minute job.

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The solution from No_Big was perfect, its what i used to fix my diode issue. Below should be some pic's on what the process looks like.
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  • castro2 Mar 19, 2010


    forgot to add the diode after removing sleeve/wire harness cover.



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