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hello guys
i am a new member looking for a download pdf of a 2003 kia spectra manual, i tried kiatechinfo.com but it requires a viewer application that dosnt work on my mac.

anyone have a pdf to download

thanks in advance
 

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KGIS is supposed to be a source of manuals etc. but connecting is a problem. I just tried creating an account and it failed. KIA obviously doesn't get it. Lots of other stuff is available on the Internet withour special viewers etc., so why do you have to go through hoops just to view PDFs?

It's obvious to me that you should be able to go direct to the KIA site, enter your Model and Serial number and then all your info should be available. You should also be able to download a handbook for your particular car without all the "If Fitted" BS.
 

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MOST car manufactors CHARGE for the service info.... "if" it's even available at all.
I believe KIA is great for offering thiers for free...
If you have to jump through a few hoops to get the info don't complain...
They could just remove the site and we ALL loose...
THANKS KIA for you help!
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OK, but the hoops sure look bad for KIA. It's years since I needed to do something special to access a web site, and you would go a long way to see a more clunky sign-in procedure. It still didn't work after I tried the various hoops. (Pop-Ups, Tried US Zip etc.)

Plenty of companies provide free info on the web, so it's not such a big deal for KIA to do the same.
 

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Pulsar86 was an Ozzy and also a moderator...He DID have access to kiatechinfo.com and owned a Cerato..
Sadly he's moderating clouds and harps now... (miss him).
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Pulsar86 was an Ozzy and also a moderator...He DID have access to kiatechinfo.com and owned a Cerato..
Sadly he's moderating clouds and harps now... (miss him).
Dave
Good to know that it is possible to access KGIS from the land of Oz. I'll bang away at it for a while if I ever need the info myself.

So far, I'm happy with KIA ownership; the Cerato has had its second service, and apart from oil/filter/tyres, has needed no maintenance or warranty work. There was a minor rattle from the hinges of the engine compartment; I added a pair of rubber buffers to a section of the hinges that looked like they really should have had buffers.

Generally happy with the tone of this site. Not too many mad people. Site is a bit slow to download; database maybe needs defragmention or more cache?
 

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If you have issues accessing content on KGIS, try using Internet Explorer instead of other browsers. That seems to have resolved my issues with the site.
 

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OR if you need info off of that site I can capture and provide a link to the info.
Dave
 

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i have a 2003 Kia Spectra and as time goes on dont see Kia maintaining the web site.
there are a few manual sets mechanical & electrical on ebay ~$90.00

I posted about my fuel odor issue, replacing the fuel regulator/dampner was an easy fix. A manual was not really necessary. The replacement totally fixed the issue.

thanks to all at kia-forums!
 

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MOST car manufactors CHARGE for the service info.... "if" it's even available at all.
I believe KIA is great for offering thiers for free...
If you have to jump through a few hoops to get the info don't complain...
They could just remove the site and we ALL loose...
THANKS KIA for you help!
Dave
What a shill.
Not only do you make the claim that the manual is available, but it's free. I have yet to see this happen.

Before you become vexatiously exuberant in thanking Kia, how about providing an actual source for the repair manual.
 

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Sammy Cloud...
Have you bothered to look at the AGE of this thread??? NO!
When this thread was "current" so was KGIS free...
KGIS WAS FREE and is now a pay to access...
Your very first post here was not researched very well was it?
Dave
 

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