Paul's Travel Pictures

Kia Sedona Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
How to change a blown electrical fuse or faulty relay in a third generation 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 Kia Sedona.

Main Menu                 Home                Digital Cameras                Misc. Pictures                 Articles                 My Blog

Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-001
2015 Sedona Fuse Box
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-002
Push In Front Release Tab
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-003
Push In Rear Release Tab
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and maybe also the updated 2019 and 2020 model years) Kia Sedona minivan in checking or changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Owners of other Kia or Hyundai models such as the Grand Carnival, Sorento, Sportage, Niro, Soul, K900, Stinger, Cadenza, Optima, Rio, Forte, Genesis, Sonata, Ioniq, Santa Fe, Tucson, Elantra and Accent may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The 3rd generation Kia Sedona minivan is equipped with the standard mini blade electrical fuses that can be purchased at any auto parts store or online at Amazon.

No tools are needed to access and replace the fuses or relays in either of the electrical blocks.



 
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-004
Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-005
Fuse Location Diagram
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-006
Engine Bay Fuse Panel
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The square black plastic electrical fuse box is located on the right side of the engine air filter box and behind the 12V automotive battery.

Firmly push in the release tab on the front edge of the fuse box cover on the right (driver) side.

Then push in the release tab on the rear edge of the fuse box cover located closer to the left.

Gently lift the cover off the fuse box.

Turn over the cover to view the fuse location diagram.

There is also another fuse location diagram in your owner's manual.

Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-007
White Plastic Fuse Puller
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-008
Squeeze End - Open Jaws
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-009
Driver Side Dashboard
The white plastic fuse puller tool is located near the front left (passenger side) corner of the engine bay fuse block.

Lift the fuse puller tool out of its socket.

Pinch the end of the tool to open the jaws.

The interior passenger compartment fuse block is located behind a plastic access cover on the lower part of the dashboard on the driver side.

Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-010
Pull Out Access Cover
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-011
Access Panel Removed
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-012
Fuse Location Diagram
Insert your fingers into the opening at the bottom of the access cover and pull it out of the dashboard.

Turn over the access cover to view the fuse location diagram.

There is also another fuse location diagram in the owner's manual.



 

Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-013
Interior Fuse Block
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-014
Place Tool Over Old Fuse
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-015
Pull Out Old Fuse
Place the jaws of the tool over the old fuse that you'd like to check or change.

Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.

Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-016
Hold Fuse Up To Light Bulb
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-017
Push In New Fuse
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-018
Replace Fuse Puller Tool
To check the condition of the old fuse, hold it up to a light source.

If the thin metal strip in the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be burnt and broken, the old fuse is most likely "blown" and should be replaced with a new one.

If the metal bar or "band" in the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the fuse might still be good.

Since new fuses are so inexpensive, it should still replaced with a new fuse as part of your electrical problem troubleshooting process.

Push a new standard mini blade electrical fuse straight into the socket.

The new fuse should the same amperage rating (e.g. 5A, 10A, 15A, 20A).

Make sure that the new fuse is fully seated in the socket.

Replace the fuse puller tool into its mount at the front left corner of the engine bay fuse block.

If you suspect that a relay is faulty, the easiest way to troubleshoot it is to simply replace it with a new relay. You could also test the old relay with a digital multimeter tool.

Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-019
Push On Fuse Box Cover
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-020
Re-Insert Tabs Top Edge
Kia-Sedona-Electrical-Fuses-Replacement-Guide-021
Pop In Bottom Edge
Line up the square black plastic cover over the engine bay fuse panel.

Push the cover down into place to secure the two retaining clips.

Then replace the interior passenger compartment electrical panel access cover.

Re-insert the top edge first and then gently snap in the bottom edge.

Test the electrical component you were having problems with such as the horn, radio, windshield wipers, power windows, headlights, tail lights or the power driver seat.

If you are still having the same issue, there may be a shorted somewhere or the component itself needs to be replaced.

For more, please check out all of my Kia Sedona DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal.com "Donate" button located to the right of this paragraph. Thank you!
(Note: I am not a registered charity. Donations are not tax deductible.)

Please help support this website by shopping at Amazon.com. Thank You! 

Main Menu            Home            My Digital Cameras            Misc. Pictures            Articles            My Blog

 

Copyright 2018 PaulsTravelPictures.com
 All Rights Reserved