Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: A fuse blows when power seats are used

asked by on

When we use the power seats, a fuse is blown under the hood. Several of these fuses have already been replaced. The fuses look like they are working properly, but the seats won’t work now. I’m wondering if there are any inline switches or fuses that I need to inspect. Could you tell me how many fuses are used to protect the power-seat circuit and is this problem typical for this make/model year?

A: The power seat motors on your 2004 Kia Aman...

The power seat motors on your 2004 Kia Amanti have only one fuse, and it is a 30 amp fuse. If you replace this fuse, and it blows when you try and operate the seat then there is a problem in the seat motors. The only way to fix the problem is to replace the seat assembly. You could have a mechanic come and diagnose your power seat problem to let you know what repairs need to be done.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Driver's side mirror moves straight up on its own

Your mirror switch should be disconnected after you adjust your mirrors to try and isolate a shorted mirror switch from a defective body module. If you have spilled any fluids on the mirror switch, it may be shorted inside and...

Q: Computer shows misfire cylinders and timing advanced banks codes

You didn't say which exact timing codes were set, but these codes can also be set by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor. However, more often than not, the problem is with the timing components. The timing belt only has...

Q: How do I use child restraints?

There is nothing more important than making sure that a child is safe when driving in your vehicle. Small children should always be in child restraint systems. Since there are so many different child restraint systems, refer to the restraint...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.