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 ...

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