Question about 2001 Kia Sportage
I'm thinking of purchasing a 2001 Kia Sportage: 3 of the 4 windows will not roll down. Also the alarm goes off if all 4 doors are locked and then you unlock the driver's side door and open the door. However, the alarm goes off once the car is started. Could this be a major electrical issue? Is this commen for the Kia Sportage?
I have a 99 Kia Sportage that had the exact same problem. You can fix the switches without having to spend ANY money to replace them! You first have to remove the door panel. Disconnect the wires going to the switch and then remove the switch from the panel. Remove all the screws from the botoom of the switch, including the ones holding the metal clips. Then carefully pry each side upwards from the locking tabs and pull the switch apart. BE CAREFUL not to lose the little metal rockers inside the switch! Now all you have to do is clean all the contacts and rockers with a brass wire brush, or fine sanpaper, (or even a good ink eraser will work). Then put the switch back together, reinstall it, and test it out! You'll be back in business and didn't spend a dime! I did this with my 98 Ford Windstar, too.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
Very common they are renown for immobiliser and central locking gremlins. the best advise i or anyone else could give you is dont buy one please save your money. Regards Ben
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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