Kia Sorento: Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection - Air conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Sorento: Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection

Second Generation XM (2011-2021) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Ambient Temperature Sensor Inspection

1.
Turn the ignition switch ON.
2.
Remove the front bumper.
(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper")
3.
Disconnect ambient temperature sensor.
4.
Check the resistance of the ambient temperature sensor between terminals 1 and 2 whether it changes by changing the ambient temperature.

1. Ambient Sensor (+)
2. Ambient Sensor (-)

Specification
Ambient temperature [°C(°F)]
Resistance between terminals 1 and 2 (kΩ)
-10(14)
164.2
0 (32)
97.5
10 (50)
59.6
20 (68)
37.5

5.
If the measured resistance is not within specification, substitute with a known-good ambient temperature sensor and check for proper operation.
6.
Replace the ambient temperature sensor if it is proved that there is a problem with the sensor.
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, ...

Ambient Temperature Sensor Replacement
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the front bumper. (Refer to Body - "Front Bumper") ...

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Schematic Diagram
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Removal
1. Remove the mirror wiring cover (A). 2. Remove the mirror mounting screw (A) and connector (B). 3. ...

Valve Body Installation
1. Install in the reverse order of removal.    • ...

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