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Hey guys, I had a post earlier about my new stereo installation. I blew a fuse for my spedometer lights and my instrument cluster lights (seat warmer lights and stuff)

Anyone know where I can find the fuse for that? 2005 Kia Sorento EX

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Hey guys, I had a post earlier about my new stereo installation. I blew a fuse for my spedometer lights and my instrument cluster lights (seat warmer lights and stuff)

Anyone know where I can find the fuse for that? 2005 Kia Sorento EX

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There is two fuse boxes. One is under the hood on the driver side. The other (and more likely one) is down by the drivers side foot panel. Look for a fuse labeled "Illum" or similar. If this happened when you went to install the new stereo, verify the orange and orange/white wires are correct. Sometimes it'll pop just from connecting and work fine after replacing the fuse.

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The Illumination fuse (under the hood) was found/replaced and all is good. However the gear indicator on the dashboard is still out. All the other letters are there. P, R, and N light up. Just D is out. Thoughts on that?
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I bought an 05 Sorento about a month ago and I am having the same issue. Do you remember how much the issue cost to get it fixed? I have a couple more things that need work on it as well, and I just want a ballpark figure of what I'm looking to spend.
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What issue are you referring to? The illumination for seat heaters, or the "D" light on the dashboard?
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I was referring to the illumination fuse, sorry. Would that also take care of the gauge lights? Whenever I turn on my headlights, the gauges go dark. This causes a real problem when driving at night.
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Okay, your illumination on the dashboard should be okay if you change the illumination fuse. (See above) if your dash lights are not bright enough, make sure the rolling switch on the dashboard is turned up all the way. Is it?
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If its just the 'D' part that doesnt light up i would say its the bulb that has gone. These are tiny little bulbs most likely and its just blown.

If your taking the dash apart to replace probably worth replacing all bulbs.
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If its just the 'D' part that doesnt light up i would say its the bulb that has gone. These are tiny little bulbs most likely and its just blown.

If your taking the dash apart to replace probably worth replacing all bulbs.
If you leave the headlights in the "on" position all the time, you'll notice that the D light is always dimmer than the rest. If you're looking at it during the day, it may appear to be burned out when the rest are on, noting that it's also sensitive to the dimmer switch for the rest of the dash lights. Pull it into a dark garage, or check at night to see if it's really burned out, or if you are just noticing something now that's always been this way

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Where would the dimmer control be in the 2007 Sorento LX ? I can't find one in my LX that I just bought used.
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