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Electrical burning smell coming from hood of my 2008kia

Electrical burning smell...

Electrical burning smell coming from hood of my 2008kia sedona

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Sedona?

2008

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sedona yourself? What have you tried so far?

No taking it to my mechanic but trying to get a ballpark idea of the cost

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

There is a electrical short in the vehicle that effects, the lights and power Doors was wondering if that could be related to the burning smell

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the door switches?

Fuses are fine,sorry I misspoke not power doors power locks

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This most likely means your integrated power module has failed which controls both components you mentioned and is located under hood. This is about a hour labor to replace and around $300 for part so about $400 total depending on where you go. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Hello Dan,
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Do you have an idea of what may be going on with my 2008 Kia Sedona and the burning smell ?

This most likely means your integrated power module has failed which controls both components you mentioned and is located under hood. This is about a hour labor to replace and around $300 for part so about $400 total depending on where you go. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Would that also explain the burning smell coming from under the hood ?

Yes, this module would smell like a computer chip burning/electrical burning smell. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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