Kia Sportage: Automatic Transaxle Control System / Inhibitor Switch Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Automatic Transaxle System / Automatic Transaxle Control System / Inhibitor Switch Repair procedures

Inspection
  
Inspect the following items by referring to inspection flow chart.
(Refer to Inhibitor Switch - "Troubleshooting")
1.
Check the diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) using KDS/GDS.
2.
Check that "N" range setting matches.
(Refer to Inhibitor Switch - "Installation")
3.
Check the free play for shift cable.
(Refer to Shift Cable - "Installation")
4.
Check the condition of connector.
(1)
Inspect connector thoroughly for looseness, poor connection, bending, corrosion, contamination, deformation, or damage.
(2)
Turn ignition key "ON" and engine "OFF" and measure the voltage between the power supplied to inhibitor switch circuit and ground.
Specification : Approx. 12 V
5.
Inspect the ground of rear combination lamp circuit.
6.
Inspect the wiring connection of junction box power terminal and fuse lamp.
(1)
Check for separation of fuse holder and check that the holder is tightly holding the fuse.

(2)
Attach tester fuse to check that it is connected properly.

(3)
Check if fuse is damaged.
7.
Check the inhibitor switch circuit signal.
(1)
Turn Ignition "ON", & engine "OFF".
(2)
Measure the voltages between each signal terminal and chassis ground in each range (P, R, N, D).
Specification : Approx. 12 V
Signal Code Table
 
P
P-R
R
R-N
N
N-D
D
Signal "1"
12V
12V
0
0
0
0
0
Signal "2"
0
12V
12V
12V
0
0
0
Signal "3"
0
0
0
12V
12V
12V
0
Signal "4"
0
0
0
0
0
12V
12V

Removal
1.
Shift the gear to "N".
2.
Remove the battery and battery tray.
(Refer to Engine Electrical System - "Battery")
3.
Disconnect the inhibitor switch connector (A) and loosen the shift cable mounting nut (B).

4.
Remove the manual control lever (B) and the washer after removing a nut (A).

5.
Remove the inhibitor switch (A) after loosening the bolts.

Installation
1.
Check that the gear is shifted to "N".
2.
Install the inhibitor switch (A).
  
Lightly tighten the inhibitor switch mounting bolts so that necessary adjustments can be made.

3.
Install the manual control lever (A).
  
Lightly tighten the manual control lever nut so that necessary adjustments can be made.

4.
Align the hole (B) in the manual control lever with the "N" position hole (A) of the inhibitor switch and then insert the SST inhibitor switch guide pin (09480-A3800).

5.
Tighten the manual control lever mounting nut (A).
Tightening torque :
17.7 - 24.5 N·m (1.8 - 2.5 kgf·m, 13.0 - 18.1 lb·ft)

6.
Tighten the inhibitor switch mounting bolts (A).
Tightening torque :
9.8 - 11.8 N·m (1.0 - 1.2 kgf·m, 7.2 - 8.7 lb·ft)

7.
Remove the SST (09480-A3800) from the adjusment hole.
8.
Connect the inhibitor switch connector (A).

9.
Tighten the nut (A) to the specified torque after removing free play by pushing the shift cable in the direction of the arrow.
Tightening torque :
9.8 - 14.7 N·m (1.0 - 1.5 kgf·m, 7.2 - 10.8 lb·ft)

10.
Install the battery and battery tray.
(Refer to Engine Electrical System - "Battery")
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Troubleshooting ...

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