Kia Sorento: Ambient Temperature Sensor Description - Air conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Sorento: Ambient Temperature Sensor Description

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Ambient Temperature Sensor Description

The ambient temperature sensor is located at the front of the condenser and detects ambient air temperature. It is a negative type thermistor; resistance will increase with lower temperature, and decrease with higher temperature.
The sensor output will be used for discharge temperature control, temperature regulation door control, blower motor level control, mix mode control and in-car humidity control.

  
If the ambient temperature is below 1.0°C (33.8°F), the A/C compressor will stop.
The compressor will operate manually.
Photo Sensor Replacement
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. With a flat-head screwdriver, remove the photo sensor (A) from the center of the defros ...

Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection
1. Turn the ignition switch ON. 2. Remove the front bumper. (Refer to Body - "Front Bumper") 3. ...

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Console Components
[M/T] 1. Floor console assembly 2. Console upper cover 3. Console side cover [LH] 4. Console side cover [RH] 5. Rear console cover 6. Floor console mounting ...

Cylinder Head Cover Removal
1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 2. Remove the engine cover. 3. Remove the air duct and air cleaner ...

Rear Air Conditioner Unit Component Location
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