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'05 Sorento persistent, intermittent electrical issue


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maxmil982
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Feb 26, 2020, 4:55 PM

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Hello, I have a 2005 Kia Sorento V6 and there is a pesky electrical issue.

1) The headlights, one or the other, need replacing every month for the past 6 months (currently out)

2) The driver power seat moves back intermittently. I have to slide the switch back 5 or 6 times for it to engage the motor. (currently malfunctioning)

3) The passenger power window switch went bad last month, I changed it out and it began working. A month later it has gone out again. (currently out)

I have also changed the alternator and battery in the past 6 months due to them not charging/not holding charge correctly.

I checked for parasitic draw. Multimeter reads 0.18 on 10A setting across neg terminal and diconnected neg cap.

With main wires still connected and the car off, MM reads 13.06V immeadiately after the car was cut off and went down to 12.98 after a minute.

Please advise, thanks in advance.


Hammer Time
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Feb 26, 2020, 4:59 PM

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Have you purchased this car recently? It sure sounds like the symptoms of flood damage.

There is nothing that connects those issues.



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stroller
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Feb 27, 2020, 11:46 AM

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Sounds a bit like the ETAC is about to go by by. I own one these. The windows did not work, nor the locks, wipers front or rear. Started and ran fine however. As to the electrical draw. It drawing amperage or voltage? I can disconnect the ground from my battery and use a test light an it lights and with a dvom it shows voltage. Strange thing is it does not affect anything.
The ETAC is located at the bottom of the center dash console behind the ash tray and the other slide out. You gently pry the side trim pieces up at the edge and pull off. The a bunch of screws. It is a tad tricky to get out.
The dealer can get you a new one. I got one from a junk yard and everything has been working fine.


Hammer Time
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Feb 27, 2020, 11:56 AM

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As to the electrical draw. It drawing amperage or voltage?


If you don't understand electrical theory, please don't respond to questions. Voltage is not a current draw.



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