Kia Optima: Wiper/Washer / Washer Motor

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual / Body Electrical System / Wiper/Washer / Washer Motor

Repair procedures
Inspection

Washer Motor

1.

With the washer motor connected to the reservoir tank, fill the reservoir tank with water.

  

Before filling the reservoir tank with water, check the filter for foreign material or contamination. if necessary, clean the filter.

2.

Connect positive (+) battery cables to terminal 2 and negative (-) battery cables to terminal 1 respectively.

3.

Check that the motor operates normally and the washer motor runs and water sprays from the front nozzles.

4.

If they are abnormal, replace the washer motor.

Washer Fluid Level Sensor

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Drain the washer fluid less than 650 cc.

3.

Check for continuity between the No. 1 and No.2 terminal in each float position.

There should be continuity when the float is down.

There should be no continuity when the float is up.

4.

If the continuity is not as specified, replace the washer fluid level switch

Removal

Washer Motor

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the engine room under cover.

G 2.0 NU MPI (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

G 2.5 GDI THETA II (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

3.

Disconnect the connector (B) and then remove the washer motor (C) after separating the nozzles (A).

  

Washer fluid is drained when removing washer motor.

Washer Fluid Level Sensor

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the engine room under cover.

G 2.0 NU MPI (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

G 2.5 GDI THETA II (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

3.

Remove the washer fluid level sensor (A) after disconnecting the connector (B).

Reservoir

1.

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

2.

Remove the engine room under cover.

G 2.0 NU MPI (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

G 2.5 GDI THETA II (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

3.

Remove the right side front wheel guard.

(Refer to Body - "Front Wheel Guard")

4.

Remove the reservoir.

(1)

Disconnect the washer fluid level sensor connector (A) and washer motor connector (B).

(2)

Separate the nozzle (C).

(3)

Remove the reservoir (D) after loosening the mounting bolts.

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of the removal.

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