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

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

The photo sensor is located at the center of the defrost nozzles.
The photo sensor contains a photovoltaic (sensitive to sunlight) diode. The solar radiation received by its light receiving portion, generates an electromotive force in proportion to the amount of radiation received which is transferred to the automatic temperature control module so that the solar radiation compensation will be performed.

In-car Sensor Replacement
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the center fascia panel (A). ...

Photo Sensor Inspection
1. Turn the ignition switch ON. 2. Connect the GDS. 3. Emit intensive light toward the photo sensor using a lam ...

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Front Bumper Components
1. Front bumper cover 2. Front bumper lower stiffner 3. Front bumper upper stiffner 4. Front bumper side bracket ...

Components
1. Intake camshaft 2. Exhaust camshaft 3. Intake CVVT assembly 4. Exhaust CVVT assembly 5. Timing chain 6. Timing chain guide 7. Timing chain tensioner arm 8. Timin ...

Inspection
1. Turn ignition switch OFF. 2. Remove the air duct. (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air cleaner") ...

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