Kia Sorento BL (1G) fuse and relay

The 1st generation Kia Sorento SUV was produced in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. During this time, Sorento 1 has undergone a restyling. In this publication you will find a designation of the fuses and relays of the Kia Sorento 1 with boxes diagrams and their locations. Note the cigarette lighter fuse.

Kia Sorento 1

The purpose of the elements in the boxes may differ from the one presented and depends on the equipment level and the year of manufacture. Check the designation with your diagrams on the back of the protective cover.

Passenger compartment

It is located under the dashboard on the driver’s side behind the protective cover.

Access to the unit under the panel

Photo for example

Photo - an example of execution

Diagram Type 1

Scheme on the cover of the Kia Sorento 1 block

Diagarm Type 2

Scheme Option 2


W / SHD15A Front heater relay
S/ROOF20A Manhole block
START10A Transfer range switch (only blood pressure), starter relay
HAZARD15A Alarm lamp
P/SCK (CTR)15A Central Power Outlet
DRJOBD -II10A OBD-II test connector, daytime operation lighting
WIPER FRT20A Front glass wiper, front glass heater relay, fuel filter relay, sunroof unit
P / SCK FRT.RR30A Front and rear power outlet
WIPER (RR)10A Switch glass wiper and glass washer of the rear window, the unit of the rear glass of the wiper
ACC10A Cigarette Lighter Relay, Socket Relay
RELAY COIL10A Glass heater, cooling fan relay, air conditioner relay, headlight
TCCS20A Transfer case control unit
FOG (RR)15A Rear fog lamp (if equipped)
O/S MIRROR10A Electric mirrors, control unit for folding external rear-view mirror
ROOM LAMP10A Interior lighting of the cargo compartment, suspension bracket, central light, lamps, automatically switched on when the door is opened, illumination of the sun visor
S/ WARMER20A Heated front seats
PREMIUM AUDIO30A Audio device
STOP LAMP20A Parking light switch
TURN LAMP10A Turn signals, rear headlamp control unit
A/BAG10A Airbag control unit
METER10A Instruments, reversing light, air conditioner control unit, AQS sensor, transmission range switch (A / T only), ECAT control unit (A / T only)
TRAILER15A Trailer
ENGINE10A Engine control unit, speed sensor, transfer case control unit

A 15A fuse designated as CIGAR (FRT) is responsible for the cigarette lighter.

A signal relay, direction indicators, etc. can be mounted separately under the panel.

Engine compartment

There are two fuse and relay boxes in the engine compartment.

Blocks under the hood

Separate fuses or relays can be installed outside the boxes, for example the fuse for the air conditioner fan is located on the Sorento 1 with a diesel engine behind the front bumper.

Main fuse box (1)

Photo example of a block under the hood

Diagram (gasoline engine)

Gas engine

Diagram (diesel engine)

Diesel engine diagram


FUEL15A Fuel pump relay
HORN15A Signal relay
HEAD (HI)15A Headlight, cluster
HEAD (LO)15A Headlight
H/LP WASH20A Head lamp washer
H/BURN20A Fuel cab heater
ECU10A ECU for engine and automatic transmission, electric fan control system
02 (DN)15A Rear oxygen sensor
02 (UP)15A Front oxygen sensor
P / TRN10A Main relay, generator
P/W (LH)25A Electro control of the left windows
P/W (RH)25A Electric control of the right windows
DEF25A Heater relay
MAIN120A Generator
IGN140A Ignition key
IGN230A Starter Relay, Ignition Key
SECTION40A ABS control unit
F / BLW30A Front fan relay
F / FOG15A Front fog lamp relay
EXT15A DRL, license plate illumination, side lights, direction indicators

Relay designation

INJECTOR15A Engine control unit, EGR solenoid valve (if equipped), heater relay
BTN140A fuse ROOM 10A, TCCS fuse 20A, STOP fuse 15A, plug socket
BTN220A Rear fog light, Driver’s seat electrically adjustable, Heated front seat
BTN340A W / SHD 15A, D / Lock. Hazard 15A, S / Roof 20A, OBD-II 10A, driver’s seat fuse
(C / FAN2)
30A A / C Relay, Cooling Fan Relay (HI)
MEMORY10A ETACS, cluster, ECAT control unit, air conditioner unit, multipurpose meter
AUDIO20A fuse 10A memory unit, rear window wiper control unit, sound reproduction equipment
(EXT)15A Fog lamp relay, license plate light, combined reversing light, side light
ILLUMI10A DRL unit, Backlight, ignition box switch, cigarette lighter light, emergency switch, clock, cluster, multipurpose meter, electric window control switch, rear heater switch, rear wiper glass switch and washer glass, sound reproduction equipment

Additional box (2)

Installed on the Kia Sorento 1 model with a diesel engine.

An example of a diagram on the back of the box cover

Additional block diagramThere are fuses and relays responsible for engine operation (GLOW – glow plugs, W / HTR – additional heater).

The circuits do not fit or you own a different generation – study the description for the Kia Sorento 2 .

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Comments 4

  • Sir,
    Would like to know where is the fuse of kia sorento diesel engine location ???
    Is it possible the fuse alarm joint another fuse in kia sorento model .
    Thank you

  • i have 2004 kia sertnto cant find windsheild wiper relay

    • My driver side front window won’t roll down. I have got a new master switch for it and motor and regulator. I would like to know where the fuses and relays are for those. My vehicle is a 2003 Sorento ex. Thank you and I hope someone can help me.

  • If C/FAN (2) Relay powers the secondary smaller radiator fan, which Relay powers the Main, larger radiator fan?

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