Kia Sportage: Air conditioning System / Photo Sensor Description and operation

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Photo Sensor Description and operation

Description
The photo sensor is located at the center of the defrost nozzles.
The photo sensor contains a photovoltaic (sensitive to sunlight) diode. The solar radiation received by its light receiving portion, generates an electromotive force in proportion to the amount of radiation received which is then transferred to the automatic temperature control module so that the solar radiation compensation can be performed.
In-car Sensor (DATC only) Description and operation
Description The In-car air temperature sensor is built in the heater & A/C control unit. The sensor consists of a thermistor that measures the inside temperature. The sign ...

Photo Sensor Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. 2. Connect the KDS/GDS. 3. Flash an intensive light onto the p ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual: Emergency braking


If there is a problem with the brake pedal while driving, emergency braking is possible by pulling up and holding the EPB switch. Braking is possible only while you are holding the EPB switch. WARNING Do not operate the electronic parking brake while the vehicle is moving except in an emerge ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual: Electric chromatic mirror (ECM)


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