Kia Sportage: Windshield Wiper/Washer / Windshield Wiper-Washer Switch Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Windshield Wiper/Washer / Windshield Wiper-Washer Switch Repair procedures

Removal
1.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2.
Remove the steering wheel.
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Wheel")
3.
Remove the steering column upper and lower shrouds after loosening the screws.
(Refer to Body - "Steering Column Shroud Panel")
4.
Remove the clock spring.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")

5.
Disconnect the multifunction switch connector (A).

6.
Remove the multifunction switch assembly (A) after loosening the screws.

Installation
1.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Work with fully understanding of repair procedure and caution relating to clock spring.
(Refer to Restraint - "Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring")
2.
Check if the steering wheel remote control, airbag system and horn are normally operating after turning the handle all the way left and right when installing air bag module is done.
Inspection
Multifunction Switch Inspection
1.
Check for continuity between the terminals in each switch position as shown below.

[Left Handle Drive]
Switch
Switch position
Switch terminal
Resistance (Ω, ±3.5%)
Front wiper switch
MIST
1-9
330
OFF

Intermittent (AUTO)
800
LOW
1,800
HIGH
5,700
Rear wiper switch
OFF
9-16

LOW
910
HIGH
2,910

[Right Handle Drive]
Switch
Switch position
Switch terminal
Resistance (Ω, ±3.5%)
Front Wiper switch
MIST
3-16
330
OFF

Intermittent (AUTO)
800
LOW
1,800
HIGH
5,700
Rear wiper switch
OFF
9-16

LOW
910
HIGH
2,910

Inspection (With KDS/GDS)
1.
In the body electrical system, failure can be quickly diagnosed by using the vehicle diagnostic system (KDS/GDS).
The diagnostic system(KDS/GDS) provides the following information.
(1)
Self diagnosis : Checking failure and code number (DTC)
(2)
Current data : Checking the system input/output data state
(3)
Actuation test : Checking the system operation condition
(4)
Additional function : Controlling other features including system option setting and zero point adjustment
2.
Select the 'Car model' and the 'Body Control Module (BCM)' to be checked in order to check the vehicle with the tester.
3.
Select the 'Current Data' menu to search the current state of the input/output data.

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