Kia Sportage: Windshield Deicer / Components and components location

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) 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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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules


Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and 2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. ✽ NOTICE Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: Stowing the rear seat belt


The rear seat belt buckles can be stowed in the pocket between the rear seatback and cushion when not in use. The center seat belt can be stowed with the plate and webbing rolled in the pocket between the rear seatback and cushion. Routing the seat belt webbing through the rear seat ...

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