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How do you remove the front windshield defroster grille in a 2005 kia spectra

The grille rattles/squeaks and goes away when pushed down. Tried piece of matchbook cover but not 100% effective.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: locating and replacing the o2 sensor on a 2005 kia spectra

a wrench and just unplug the sensor wire and screw out and install new one. they make a special socket but i just use a wrench.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: 2006 kia sorento windshield wiper hang up

When you put the wipers on, you positioned them incorrectly so now they go where they shouldn't.
To fix this you need to first make note of which one goes over the other and keep them that way.

Next, put a piece of tape on the windshield where you think they normally go and use that as your target when reinstalling them. Your tape target will probably be 6 -8 inches above the base of the windshield. The wipers should be almost level when at rest.

You'll have to position them with the wiper motor off and in the 'park' position, which means that you turn them on, then turn them off (not with the key) and let them go down to the bottom of the windshield. At that point, you can begin repositioning them.

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Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i remove the rear speakers in a 2004 kia spectra?

did you check in the truck ?

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: how do push in rear caliper

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SOURCE: location of the thermostat & water pump on a 2005 kia spectra

Hi there,

Please see below exploded diagram regarding location of thermostat and water pump.



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I need a diagram of how to remove defrost grille from 2003 Kia Spectra

I'm not sure there is such a thing.
Is there a chance you are speaking of the plastic trim around the inside of the windshield?
Visit your Kia dealer and ask them, they will know if such a diagram exists, or call them on your phone if it is too far for you to drive.
God bless your efforts.

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A chrome piece (1 of 4) on the front grille broke off on my 2005 Kia Sportage. I need to remove the grille to get access to the screws that attach the chrome piece.

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Fog goes away when i turn on heat. windows fog up from top to bottom. that means it is not a heater core

May I assume you've tried the 'defrost' setting? Front or rear windshield? I'd be looking at control to turn on 'defrost'. As for the in/out, there's an inlet and outlet hose to the core.

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Why did my car shut down while i was driving and now wont start? 2005 kia spectra it happened last week while i was driving. and i havent tried anything yet.

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Jan 25, 2011 | 2005 Kia Spectra

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How do I remove the plastic part of the dashboard around the defroster vent?

after you remove the main dash there are 4-5 bolts across the top of dash that hold the front dash piece in . and where the dash fits by the windshield are plastic tabs that slide into metal sleeves. When you remove bolts you have to pull dash away from window with a little force as those metal fasteners are very grippy. be very careful not to get pissed and impatient as you do not want to break the plastic tabs that hold dash down. Thank god i only broke one as there is 4 and any more broke would be a rattle noise probably . take your time and dont break things, you will be glad you did

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Where is the blower motor resistor on the kia spectra 2005

On the passenger side, up under the dash. I removed the glove box but not so sure that was necessary but better to do and not have to then to struggle unnecessary. The blower is above where a passengers right foot is and there is a black air chamber close to the fire wall. The resister is screwed into this about where the passenger's left foot would be. It is difficult to see because there is a small black piece of molded plastic hanging down to protect that no one accidentally kicks it hanging in front of it from your line of vision. A short stubby screwdriver is good for this as a long handled driver may **** up against the floor board and not give you the right angle to take the screws out.

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The front suspension of my 2002 kia spectra is making a loud squeaking sound, "What might be the cause of the noise?

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Our 2003 kia spectra has a metalic rattle when you drive over uneven pavement or speed bumps. we ckeck suspension brakes wheel bearings shocks exshaust what is it

The heat shields that are positioned between the exhaust pipe and floorboard or between the exhaust pipe and sensitive electrical components are made of very cheap, thin, tin-like metal. When they rust on one side, one of the tabs comes loose and the whole shield will vibrate especially when accelerating. Since you are getting the noise when you hit a bump, you might check the area where you stow the spare tire (loose tools may be vibrating against the metal). Also the plastic protective pieces behind front bumper sometimes tear and will "flap' against the car and sound like a metallic vibration when you hit a bump especially if you were stuck in snow recently. Look for loose plastic pieces.

Feb 14, 2010 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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2003 Kia Spectra odd rattle in shifter

You are most likely hearing metal on metal on the brake pads. The brakes are not attached to the gear shift in any way. Unless those Koreans have done some really wierd design.

Sep 08, 2009 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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2005 kia spectra - How to change the headlights out

I imagine that the 2005 Kia Spectra is very similar to our 2004 MY (mid year) Spectra. On the driver's side you first must remove the cover that extends forward from the battery. There are three plastic screws across the front and one screw on the left (as you face the engine compartment) attaching the cover to a bracket. Remove these screws and set the cover aside. The passenger side has no such cover to remove. For either headlight, there is a cup-like cover approximately 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Unscrew this cover (counterclockwise); I think you only need to turn the cover ~ 1/16 of a turn for it to come off. Set the cover aside. The connector is held in place by a spring-loaded clip that looks a bit like a bent paperclip. Press the end of the clip in and then away from the body of the connector. This will release the connector and the light bulb. Remove the old light bulb by pulling it straight out. Plug the new bulb in. In my experience, the hardest part of this simple task is putting the bulb back in and lining it up correctly. There are three tabs on the metal flange at the base of the bulb that must line up with slots in the housing. Pull the retaining clip out of the way and insert the bulb into the headlight cavity and align the tabs with the slots. Push the bulb in so that it is flush then push the retaining clip down and then toward the light bulb until it hooks under a hook on the bulb. If you've done this correctly, the retaining clip will be pressing the bulb firmly against the housing. Replace the cover by lining it up and turning it clockwise until it is tight. On the driver's side, line the cover up with the mating holes. Push the three plugs through the holes then screw the plastic screws in through the plugs the expand them until tight. Don't forget to replace the screw that attaches the cover to the bracket to the left of the battery.
I've made this sound a lot harder than it is. Sorry.

Jan 05, 2009 | 2005 Kia Spectra

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