Kia Sportage: Ignition Switch Assembly / Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Ignition Switch Assembly / Repair procedures

Inspection
1.
Disconnect the key warning switch connector (A) and ignition switch connector (B) from the steering column.

2.
Check for continuity between the terminals.
3.
If continuity is not specified, replace the switch.

Removal
1.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2.
Remove the driver crash pad lower panel.
(Refer to Body - "Crash Pad Lower Panel")
3.
Remove the steering column upper and lower shroud panel.
(Refer to Body - "Steering Column Shroud Panel")
4.
Disconnect the ignition switch (A) and key warning / immobilizer (B) connector.

5.
Insert key and turn it to ACC position.
6.
Remove the key lock cylinder (A).
B : Key warning switch
C : Ignition switch connector

7.
Remove the ignition switch (A) after loosening the bolts.

Installation
  
Do not reuse the shear bolts.
When installing the new shear bolts to the ignition switch assembly, tighten the shear bolts until its head is cut off.
1.
Install the key lock cylinder.
2.
Install the key warning switch.
3.
Install the key warning/immobilizer connector.
4.
Connect the ignition switch connector after Install the ignition switch.
5.
Install the steering column shrouds.
6.
Install the driver crash pad lower panel.
7.
Connect the negative (-) battery terminal.
Ignition Switch Assembly
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Immobilizer System
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