Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hi, I have a Rio5 2010 and last week, I tried to change the interior trunk lamp bulb that was working well for years by a LED type. It worked fine for 20 seconds and I unmounted it to make room for proper re-installement of the whole lamp in the trim. When I replugged the LED bulb n the socket, I heard a sparking sound coming from the interior front of the car and the LED bulb stopped working....as well as all my interior illumination, clock and also my keyless security lock/unlock remote system. I read somewhere about a faulty diode in some other Kia models and years and it sounds a possible issue for me but where is it located? I tried to look around the interior fuse panel but can't find this so called diode, it that is the right culprit. Could you help me figured that problem out, and why it happened? EDIT: I know that a LED could not work sometimes when the polarity is not respected but it is suppose to start working when you invert them. Both old halogen lamp and LED lamp are still working in outside tests. All possible fuses Inside and outside the car have also been tested ok.
Thanks, ***** ***** Québec, Canada
Please, Give me some time to find a BCM on the right car for doing the swap. Since this does not affect the driving of the car, I will have to look for a part at the three car yard around me that could possibly have one to pull from by myself (to save $$). I will try it as is, maybe this will work without re-programming. I am lokking for a car with the exact same options. Thank you for your advice, but for now I have to try to fix it the way you told me to and see if it works.