Kia Sorento: Temperature Control Actuator Inspection - Heater - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Sorento: Temperature Control Actuator Inspection

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1.
Turn the ignition switch OFF.
2.
Disconnect the temperature control actuator connector.
3.
Verify that the temperature control actuator operates to the warm position when connecting 12V to terminal 3 and grounding terminal 4.
Verify that the temperature control actuator operates to the cool position when connected in reverse.
[Driver's side]

1. -
2. -
3. Cool position
4. Warm position
5. Sensor (+ 5V)
6. Feedback signal
7. Sensor ground


[Passenger's side]

1. -
2. -
3. Warm position
4. Cool position
5. Sensor ground
6. Feedback signal
7. Sensor (+ 5V)

4.
Connect the temperature control actuator connector.
5.
Turn the ignition switch ON.
6.
Check the voltage between the terminals.
A.
Driver's side: 6 and 7
B.
Passenger's side: 5 and 6
Specification
Door Position
Voltage (V)
Error Detecting
Max. cooling
0.3±0.15
Low voltage : 0.1V or less
High voltage : 4.9V or less
Max. heating
4.7±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 temperature control actuator and check for proper operation.
8.
Replace the temperature control actuator if it is proved that there is a problem with it.
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