Having problems with your 2003 Kia Rio ?
My 03 Kia rio wouldn't start. I gave it a jump and that got it going. I replaced the battery. The display, dome and sterio all stopped working. The car died 3 days later. Jumped it to get it to the shop and replaced my alternator. The next morning it woudn't start. I jumped it and have been disconecting the battery when I park since. Could there be a fuse killing my batteries? Just a dead fuse and need another battery? I can't afford more work done or even a shops opinion at this point.
It can be faulty ignition switch or short in ignition cylinder lock.When you turn the car off.It must be showing that car key is turned to off but actually the car not turning off.Get the ignition switch checked with meter and also check the ignition lock cylinder.Also recharge your car battery.It must show 12 volts.Then drive your car for few hours.Then after few hours check the voltage of the battery again.The battery voltage before and after both should be 12 volts.But if the voltage is getting dropped then its the case of faulty alternator.But as per you the alternator is replaced,still get the alternator checked by meter and check the connection between battery to alternator.In some cases the new alternator comes faulty.Get confirmed by the repair shop that the new alternator is functioning properly.\015\012Also check properly that your car ac is turning off when its switch is turned off. Also check that head light and other lights are turning off when you turn the lights of.If any light in-case remains off then there is a short in the light wiring causing the problem of battery draining.\015\012Thanks.\015\012keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solution and show your\015\012appreciation.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2003 Kia Rio
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