Kia Sportage: Windshield Deicer / Components and components location

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Windshield Deicer / Components and components location

Component Location
Windshield deicer system prevent windshield wiper from freezing in the winter season. It consists of deicer in the lower part of windshield, switch and relay. Body control module receives an input signal from the front defroster switch, then controls relay.
When the front defroster switch is switched ON, and the engine is running with the alternator ON, the deicer will go ON for a maximum of 20 minutes.

1. Body control module (BCM)
2. Windshield deicer switch (Manual Type)
3. Windshield deicer switch (Audio Type)
4. Windshield deicer switch (AVN Type)
5. Windshield deicer
6. Deicer connector

Windshield Deicer
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Windshield Deicer Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Remove the cowl top cover. (Refer to Body - "Cowl Top Cover") 2. Disconnect the windshield deicer conne ...

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