Kia Sportage 1998-02

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disconnect the electrical wiring harness connectors from the center control unit.
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  5. Carefully pry the center panel trim away from the instrument panel and position aside.
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  7. Remove the four mounting screws securing the ventilation control panel to the instrument panel.
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  9. Remove the ventilation control panel from the mounting space and disconnect the electrical connector from the rear of the unit.
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  11. Remove the glove box by removing the two installation screws.
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  13. Disconnect the temperature control cable from the heater unit by carefully depressing the plastic retaining tab and removing the cable retaining clip.
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  15. Disconnect the fresh air recirculation cable from the blower motor assembly cable from the heater unit by carefully depressing the plastic retaining tab and removing the cable retaining clip.
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  17. Remove the ventilation control panel from the instrument panel.
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To install:

  1. Install the ventilation control panel into the instrument panel.
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  3. Depress the plastic tab on the blower motor assembly and secure the fresh air recirculation cable in place with the cable retaining clip.
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  5. Depress the plastic tab on the heater assembly and secure the temperature cable in place with the cable retaining clip.
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  7. Install the glove box and secure with the two mounting screws.
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  9. Connect the electrical wiring harness to the rear of the ventilation control panel.
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  11. Mount the ventilation control panel into position and secure with the four mounting screws.
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  13. Carefully press the center panel trim into the instrument panel.
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  15. Connect the electrical wiring harness to the center control unit.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable.

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    Fig. Center trim panel identification



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    Fig. Ventilation control panel identification

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