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Key fob will not lock and unlock the door, Fuse is and blows…

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Key fob will not...

Key fob will not lock and unlock the door, Fuse is blown and blows upon installing a new one. It suggest a short in the system. Also the door open "chime" is disabled

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fob's battery?

Yes and that would cause the fuse to blow\

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Kia?

2012 kia soul

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

I have only tried replacing the blown 20A fuse and nothing else yet

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

Nope I hope he has and electrical background

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Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago
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Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Does the fuse blow immediately?

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Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Or does it take a while?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I blows immediately
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What would cause that all of the sudden as of (2) days ago
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Are you here?
Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Sorry, I am here.

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Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

I was trying to get re-locked on the question. If you leave the drivers door completely open, does it blow immediately then? what about the rear lift gate, leave them both wide open and put the fuse in it and see if it blows then.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok, let me give that a shot and get back to you. give me less then 10 minutes
Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

No problem, take your time.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just manually unlocked the doors and open the tailgate, then I tried to install a 30A fuse - (instead of the recommended 20A fuse) and it still blew, immediately
Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Alright, it's got a dead short in it, sometimes the wires break where the doors hinge, or liftgate hinges, the harness goes from the body into those areas and has to bend there, so sometimes that is where the problem is , if you can look there.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I bet you are correct. I live in Minneapolis Minnesota so it is not a time to be messing around outside
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks for your help alot.
Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

I'm seeing another one where they had to replace the entire fuse panel to fix it fyi, pull the fuse, and turn the key on, see which side of the fuse is hot, then on the opposite side, (the shorted side) install a multimeter on ohms setting, meter should emit a signal indicating a short, then you start pulling and tweaking and bending on the harness until the meter quits emitting a shorting sound, that is where your problem will be. If you check those things I believe you can find it. If it is out of it's 5 year 60K warranty, I would check these things and I believe you will find the problem with one or the other. Let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you and best wishes!

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Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

Let us know if you need anything else. Thank you.

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Kia Mechanic: Edward, Service Technician replied 4 months ago

your ohm meter you put one lead in the opposite side of the fuse that is hot, (the shorted side) and your other lead directly onto ground, clamp it on some good clean metal with a small pair of visegrips is what I do, then let the voltmeter emit that ringing sound indicating a dead short while you move harnesses and open all the doors etc. that is the best way to find these kind of wiring shorts.

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