Kia Sportage: Air conditioning System / Ambient Temperature Sensor Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Ambient Temperature Sensor Repair procedures

Inspection
1.
Turn the ignition switch OFF.
2.
Remove the front bumper.
(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Cover")
3.
Disconnect ambient temperature sensor.
4.
Check the resistance of the ambient temperature sensor between terminals 1 and 2 and see whether it changes with the ambient temperature.

Specification
Ambient temperature [°C(°F)]
Resistance between terminals 1 and 2 (kΩ)
-10(14)
158.18
0 (32)
95.10
10 (50)
58.80
20 (68)
37.32

5.
If the measured resistance is not within specification, substitute with a known-good ambient temperature sensor and check for proper operation.
6.
Replace the ambient temperature sensor if it is proved that there is a problem with the sensor.
Replacement
1.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2.
Remove the front bumper.
(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper")
3.
Disconnect the connector (A) and then remove the ambient temperature sensor (B).

4.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
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