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How To Fix My Rideo I Have No Sound What So Ever

I've unplugged the battery for 5 minutes I've even got the battery recharged I love changed audio fuses and nope no music no power everything else works perfectly great it's the radio And the USB

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Cheylany
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Bluetooth Not Responding In 2010 Kia Forte?

My Bluetooth isn't working in my car. It's not the phone, when i press anything, pair, Bluetooth, the display reads "listening" but there is no 'beep' that would usually occur. And it doesn't respon...

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strball34
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2013 Kia Sorento

I'll be driving my radio will be on then it will go off and stay off for weeks jut asking if anyone knows how to fix it

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rdwilson92
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What Causes My Clock Fuse To Keep Blowing?

The fuse for my clock and interior lights keeps blowing. This is a 10a fuse.

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Lonnie Lake
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2005 Kia Sorento. All The Power Windows Suddenly Stopped Working.

Both front and back power windows dont work. Driver side switch and individual switches wont roll them down or up.

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Kia History

"Arise from Asia," the translation of Kia's name, is exactly what Kia did in the early 1990s, seemingly out of nowhere. But the South Korean automaker has been in existence since 1994, as a bicycle and later truck manufacturer. In the 1970s, it was the first Korean automaker to produce the internal combustion engine, and the first to produce a passenger car.

Second only to Korean rival Hyundai, Kia's motto was quality cars, with a strong emphasis on safety and low-cost affordability. Its first appearance in the U.S. was as the Ford Festiva in 1987, essentially a rebadged Kia Pride. With a growing Korean economy, Kia decided to launch its first car in the U.S., the Sephia sedan. Its marketing strategy was to introduce the car gradually, starting in the West Coast and moving across the country. Word of mouth about the economy cars quickly enhanced Kia's reputation and the carmaker soon introduced its compact Sportage SUV, which went on to win several awards and a spot on many top ten lists.  

Kia was looking to take over Japan's slot in the compact economy car segment, and in some markets the Sephia even outsold the Protege. However, labor problems, Korea's new openness to foreign imports, and the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s led to Kia declaring bankruptcy. It was acquired by Hyundai in 1998, with a renewed emphasis on quality and reliability.
  
With Hyundai's guidance, Kia introduced more sedans, including the mid-sized Optima and subcompact Rio. The Spectra was a small, but sporty little hatchback and sedan. The Sportage continues to be a popular SUV choice, especially now that it's moved into the crossover segment, and the Sedona minivan was rated as one of the safest minivans by the Insurance Institute. In 2003, Kia had sold over one million vehicles in the U.S., and it is continuing to expand its lineup today, with the recent Sorento SUV and the new 2007 Rondo, a small crossover with three rows of seating.