So, my stock stereo on my 1998 Kia Sportage wasn't powering up. No biggie, I no longer had the code to unlock the thing so it wasn't worth bothering. It stopped working after I pulled it apart to see if I can throw in a stereo my friend gave me. When I plugged the stock stereo back in - nada.
So, I did some research and get my wiring diagrams and color codes and did an excellent job of pulling everything apart and slapping in my friend's old Pioneer. I was so proud of myself because I did a very thorough job. However...
There is an extra black wire. Perhaps a second grounding wire? It snapped onto the back of the stock stereo. Now, I put that wire onto the stock stereo when I threw it all back in. Is it possible that wire was not securely fastened? Or would it be something else that kept it from turning on?
Now that I have the Pioneer in instead, do I need to strip that extra black wire and add it to the other grounding wire that's already hooked up as part of the other 12 wires???
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https://carmanuals2.com/kia/sportage-2008-owner-s-manual-18242 Nov 8, 2014 - 2008 KIA Sportage - Owner's Manual (350 pages) ... because subsequent owners require this important information as well, this publication ...
When replacing the key fob battery there is no reprogramming required! If the key fob was working prior to the battery replacement then it would point to the contacts not being correct! Remove key fob battery and start again!
Unless you want to search for hours and hours probably endlessly on the internet your probably not gonna find it unless you pay for it. I'm not to sure how good the stereo your speaking of is but I'm sure you can find a good one for a decent price that will give you so much less headache trust me. First thing I do when I buy a car always is remove the stock stereo simply for this reason TO MUCH HEADACHE
Take note of wiring connections on starter, then disconnect it's wiring. Take out the two location bolts, and then remove the starter. Installation is the reverse of those instructions.
Note: Before removing the battery negative lead, turn off any alarm systems and be sure you know any security codes for the stereo if it requires any as you will reset it and will need the codes to boot it up again. If you are not sure if it requires any code, then you will need to provide a separate battery power to the stereo by splicing into it's power and earth leads before disconnecting the main battery.
Vehcile stereo codes are different for every radio to
deter theft. The codes are usually around 4 numbers. There are a couple
ways to find out what your code is. First, check your owners manual,
someone at some point may have written it down in there. Also, there may
be a card somewhere in you paperwork that has the code. If you don't
find the code, the easiest way to find out what it is, go to you local kia dealerships service department,
if you give them you VIN number they will be able to give you the code
(most of the time free of charge). My last suggestion, pull the radio
out, sometimes it will be written on the unit.
first thing to check, how is your battery? Are the battery posts clean? next check your fuses. replace as needed. sometimes if an aftermarket stereo has been added, the wront power cord may have been splice. need to get the exact coce and find out what it means. i have never heard of a 1-3 code, usualy there are in the form of T0222 or T444 or something close to that. hope this helps a bit, the actual error code would help quite a bit
The same thing happened to me with the same car and model, the dealer gave me 1111 for the code which didn't work. I ended up calling the Kia Costumer service (1-800-333-4542). They gave me the right code after I gave them the VIN number. To get rid of the "Hold" code, leave the radio on for more than an hour and the "Code" sign will come back up.
YOU DONT HAVE TO REMOVE THE RADIO TO CHECK THE SPEAKERS. I JUST HAD NEW SPEAKERS PUT IN AND HE JUST CUT THE WIRES FROM THE FACTORY SPEAKERS AND REPLACE THEM.THE FACTORY SPEAKERS CONNECTION IS MADE DIFFERENT THAN THE REPLACMENT SPEAKERS
after you remove all the screws from the dash you have to get down to a section by the pedals and remove something like the airbag to get at the last part of the dash apart. then you need to unplug the mirror and back wiper switches (opt i think). then you have access to your radio. These are all things i gathered from watching the guy at futureshop do, it was about $100 and now I don't have fm radio. but I am now going to try it on my own.