Mechanics

HEADLIGHTS

2000 Kia Sportage

Electrical problem
2000 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

when I start the suv the headlights don't come on every time. If I wait sometimes they will come on. The lights are very dull even then. I was thinking it could be a relay or a bad ground but I can't read the cover of the fuses under the hood or a wiring diagram.
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Halmack
January 26, 2009.



It sounds like you are experienceing a bad ground to the body from the battery. It grounds on the side of the battery case and there are grounds on the fenders for the lights. Good luck

Tiny
Don Oliver
Feb 9, 2009.