Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kia Doors will not open

KIA sedona doors will not open from inside.


On such case first inspect the interior door panel.
Remove the door panel and inside door lock/ unlock assembly has to be checked.

Why i am directly telling to inspect inside door panel assembly,because at our auto garage we have seen lots of such cases and problem is mostly traced inside the door panel.

First take the panel off and then take the door latch out and remove the part that controls locking and unlocking the door electronically.

To remove the door panel OFF,there are few help diagrams.
See below:----

To remove quadrant inner cover:----
kia door panel removal



Loosen the mounting screw, remove the inside handle cover.

See the door handle removal diagram shown below:----
kia door handle removal



View the location of screws marked on door panel from inside:-----
remove door panel

Loosen the door trim (C) mounting screws. Release the clips that hold the door trim, then remove the door trim by pulling it upward. Disconnect the power window switch connector (A), power mirror connector (B), and door courtesy lamp connector (D).



On many cases the problem is plastic lug.The plastic lug on the back of the handle gets cracks down or breaks, when 1st starting to break the door opens ok, but after full breakage it won't.

To confirm these problem,only one option ,it can be seen only by removing the handle fully from the door, then fix or replace and it's fine again.

Also issues are noticed on KIA Sliding doors.
The door will just make click noise but will not get open.

These is due to the door latch cable getting worn out loose or broken.

To correct this situation, KIA is replacing the sliding door exterior handle release cables with an improved version.


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For your help, there are few very helpful similar help links with diagrams and solutions to make your task easy. Check the link below:----

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Vehicle door panel components? 
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How to remove the door panel to install a new window regulator on Cadillac Deville?
http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-remove-door-panel-to-install-new.html
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Hummer H2 Door Panel Removal?
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Hummer H2: How to remove Front Door panel?
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2009 Hummer H2 Door Panel Removal
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how to remove window motor on driver side door panel on 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-remove-window-motor-on-driver.html
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How to remove door panel, door window motor and regulator on 1991 cavalier?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-remove-door-panel-door-window.html
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how to remove rear window inner panel on Hyundai Elantra?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-remove-rear-window-inner-panel.html
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ford explorer window motor, regulator and door panel removal?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/02/ford-explorer-window-motor-regulator.html
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These details will help.
Thanks,.




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