Kia Sportage 2005-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
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  3. Remove the lower crash panel as follows:
    1. Disconnect the hood release cable from the hood release handle.
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    3. Remove the three retaining screws.
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    5. Carefully pull the panel away from the instrument panel and release the five retaining clips.
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    7. Remove the lower crash pad panel (A).
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  5. Remove the driver side lower air duct.
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  7. Disconnect the connector (A) of mode control actuator.
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  9. Loosen the mounting screws (B) and then remove the mode control actuator (C).
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  11. Install in the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Mode door actuator mounting location



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    Fig. Mode door actuator connection points



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    Fig. Remove the lower crash pad panel as shown

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