Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Southern California, USA
Drives: 2004 LX 4x4 5 speed
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I have an '04 and the first replacement diode went after less than 2 months. I checked the factory Electrical Manual sections I-1a (p. 80), I-2a (p. 88), M (p. 108) and saw no reason for this diode. I jumped the two pins of the diode receiver socket and everything is fine after many months.
Kia Tech Times #KT2005030313 states the diode was left out of the '03 Electrical Manual but included in '04 (which I have), and, I assume, later ones. Maybe it is the diode that should have been left out of the circuit.
Last edited by kiabound; 10-19-2007 at 01:34 AM.