Kia Sorento: Mode Control Actuator Inspection - Heater - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2020 Service ManualKia Sorento: Mode Control Actuator Inspection

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1.
Turn the ignition switch OFF.
2.
Disconnect the mode control actuator connector.
3.
Verify that the mode control actuator operates to the defog mode when connecting 12V to terminal 3 and grounding terminal 4.
Verify that the mode control actuator operates to the vent mode when connected in reverse.

1. -
2. -
3. Defrost mode
4. Vent mode
5. Sensor ground
6. Feedback signal
7. Sensor (+ 5V)


4.
Connect the mode control actuator connector.
5.
Turn the ignition switch ON.
6.
Check the voltage between terminal 5 and 6.
Specification
Door position
Voltage (V)
Error detecting
Vent
0.45±0.15
Low voltage : 0.1V or less
High voltage : 4.9V or less
Defrost
4.55±0.15

It will feedback the current position of the actuator to controls.
7.
If the measured voltage is not within specification, substitute with a known-good mode control actuator and check for proper operation.
8.
Replace the mode control actuator if it is proved that there is a problem with it.
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