How to Troubleshoot the Air Conditioning in a Kia Spectra

Sometimes air conditioning problems in car can be an easy fix, even for those of us who know next to nothing about cars. Before making a costly and time-consuming trip to a mechanic, try troubleshooting the problem yourself.

Step 1 - Start the car and turn the air conditioning on. Allow the engine to run a few minutes so the air can cool. Check to make sure you have the proper buttons selected. This simple step may uncover the root of the problem.

Step 2 - See if the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. If the temperature controls on the dashboard seem to work correctly but have no effect on the air, then this is likely the problem. Find the interior fuse box in a Kia Spectra on the driver's side. It is located near the floor. Remove the kick board to get to it.

Step 3 - Check the control panel next in your Kia Spectra. If the air conditioning controls are not working at all, then the control panel is likely to blame. Remove the trim plate surrounding the center instrument panel. Detach the electrical connectors and remove the control panel.

Step 4 - Listen for the blower motor while the engine is running. The sound should increase when the air pressure is turned to high. Remove the blower motor by first unplugging the negative battery connection.

Find the blower motor in your Kia Spectra directly in front of the glove box. You should be able to get to the blower motor without removing the glove box. Unscrew the four screws holding the motor into place and pull it downward.


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