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Headlight and dash lights don't work how to resolve this problem? highbeam lights work radio doesnt work.

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  • ivantim Jun 10, 2008

    all fuses ok but no dash lights,power windows

  • it_happens08 Sep 10, 2008

    headlights & dash wont turn on, dont have owners manual. need diagram for fuses, & how to fix the light problem

  • mab0813 Oct 24, 2008

    headlights fine...no dash lights.

  • Bob_dawg0814 Nov 02, 2008

    head lights come on but no dash lights . i checked the fuses and they are all good ..still no lights on the gauges

  • barryjwall Nov 17, 2008

    I have a 2000 sephia. All lights work but do not come on when lights are on. the only lights that work are the day time running lights. brake, turn indicators and rev. all work normally. no park lights nor dash light. replaced fuse anyway, tried another switch on steering column but no succuss.

  • 49erfootball Jan 04, 2009

    My 2001 Kia Sportage dash lights will be very dim and then they will come on and at other times they don't come on at all....... Any ideas of what it is?

    James

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    headlights. brake lights and dash light will not come on

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Daytime running light module failure...pkl triggerred through it.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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Found this on a Kia forum. Sounds like it could be useful here.
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"OK my dash and marker lights were out because the DRL module had failed.
I bet this is a fairly common problem so...before you go spending big bucks on a new one or even a few on a used one, why not see if the one you have is salvageable?
The Daytime Running Light module is located with other modules on a plate bolted to the driver's side kick panel. It's the biggest, black one and has DRL Module labeled right on it.
Because this is the module that produces the most heat and therefore is the most likely to fail, the motherless dogs who designed the 2002 Rio put it on the left side of the plate so that you have to move a harness and unbolt the plate to get at it. If you've got big shoulders and arms, getting the plate off is going to hurt. If you're left-handed, you're screwed.
Once you've got the module out and have had your crushed ribs bandaged, which were crushed while laying over the door sill to get under the dash, you pop off the module cover and check the solder side of the circuit board for bad solder joints around the main relay connections (that's the big white block on the board).
They run a fair amount of wattage through the relay, so it gets hot when it's on and cools when it shuts down. Over time this crystallizes the solder and forms a circular crack around the connection that gets bigger until it's essentially no longer connected to the circuit board and all your dash and marker lights go dark.
The motherless dog who designed the circuit could have avoided this by using a relay with a higher wattage rating (which would be bigger, making the module larger, but would run a lot cooler), but then we wouldn't have an expensive, consumable part to have replaced by the dealership would we.
Anyway, check the module for any burned components. If everything else looks OK, re-solder the connections (or have a friend who really knows how to properly solder electronic circuits do it otherwise you'll just finish what inadequate design started), pop the module back together, plug it in, test the lights and if working, reinstall it and the mounting plate - and for the love of God put a thick pillow on the door sill this time to protect your bruised ribs.
Hope this proves helpful. It's actually a real easy fix."

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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My speed odometer hand works sometimes and when I drive,it will work and all for a sudden the hand will go down to O. In a few minutes it will work again,for a while that go back to 0 again. the mileage will not work when it go to o. Help!

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# 3 solution is right on. I took the part off and opened to find bad solder joint. re solder and problem solved. thank you so much. I never would have thought the DRL, when it seemed they were about the only thing that was actually working.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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Not much of a solution (one person had said that they checked the fuses)

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • barryjwall Jul 16, 2009

    Found bad soldering on dimmer switch and a bad solder joint inside the DRL module ( common problem with KIA appearently)

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Check the DRL

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Check the fuses. the owners manual will tell you which ones operate these functions

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Check your fuses! If not check wirering at head light I had this problem after my husband ran mine thruogh a huge puddle. It was my fuses

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