Kia Niro: Air Conditioning System / Photo Sensor Description and operation

Description

The photo sensor is located at the center of the defrost nozzles.

The photo sensor contains a photovoltaic (sensitive to sunlight) diode. The solar radiation received by its light receiving portion, generates an electromotive force in proportion to the amount of radiation received which is transferred to the automatic temperature control module so that the solar radiation compensation will be performed.

In-car Sensor Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Using a remover, remove the crash pad side cover [RH] (A). ...

Photo Sensor Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Switch "ON" the ignition. 2. Connect the KDS/GDS. 3. Emit intensive light toward the photo senso ...

Other information:

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Crach Pad Center Panel Components and components location
Component Location 1. Crash pad main lower panel ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Automatic climate control system
■ Type A ■ Type B System Overview 1. Driver’s temperature control knob 2. AUTO (automatic control) button 3. Front windshield defroster button 4. Rear window defroster button 5. Air conditioning button 6. Air intake control button 7. OFF button 8. Fan speed control button 9. Mod ...

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