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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 4th generation 2017 to 2022 Kia Sportage

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Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the coin cell battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a fourth generation 2017, 2018, 2019 and the refreshed 2020, 2021 and 2022 Kia Sportage SUV can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your Kia Sportage, take a look at my DIY tutorial (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

(The Sportage is known as the Kia KX5 in China.)

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

3. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your Sportage hasn't been working well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty or moldy, you may need to clean or change the cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

To view my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Transmission Shift Lock Release Instructions
Shift Lock Release

4. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Transmission Shift Lock Release Instructions

If your Sportage has run out of gas, or the engine won't start due to a dead 12V battery or some other issue, you may need to manually shift the transmission into "N" (Neutral) by releasing the shift lock located near the knob.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link located above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

5. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Interior Door Panel Removal & Speaker Upgrade Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panel.

Check out my DIY instructions for removing the door panels by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

6. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in the housing attached to the headliner above the second row of passenger seats in your Sportage (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), take a look at my DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

7. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area (or "trunk") light bulb in your 4th generation Kia Sportage located near the tailgate door, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade Change

8. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the back windshield window of your Sportage during a rain or snow storm, you might need to change the rear wiper blade.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

9. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light (or upgrade them both to LED bulbs) in the tailgate door for the cargo area of your Kia Sportage, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

10. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The main tail light housing of a 4th generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022) Kia Sportage contain the brake and rear side marker light bulbs.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the light bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Rear Parking Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Rear Parking Light Bulb

11. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Rear Parking Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out rear parking light bulb located in the housing attached to the tailgate door for the cargo area, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.



 

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Rear Turn Signal & Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Rear Turn & Reverse

12. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Rear Turn Signal & Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement

The rear turn signal and reverse (or "back-up") light bulb are located in a separate housing at the bottom of the rear bumper cover on a Kia Sportage.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

13. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your Kia Sportage during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   


Glove Box Light Bulb

14. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out light bulb in the glove box of your Kia Sportage (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), check out my DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

15. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a fourth generation 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Kia Sportage contain the combination dual filament low and high beam light bulb and the front turn signal light bulb. (The front side marker is an LED bulb that should last the life time of the vehicle.) To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog Light Bulbs Change

16. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out fog light bulb in the housing attached to the bottom of the front bumper cover of your Sportage, take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

17. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage 2.4L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the Theta II 2.4 liter inline four cylinder motor should be cleaned at every oil change (7,500 miles) and replaced every 30,000 miles (48,000KM) or at least every 24 months.

Check out my DIY tutorial for removing, cleaning and replacing the engine air filter by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuses Change

18. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Sportage is to check for a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

19. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage 2.4L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped original OEM spark plugs in the Theta II 2.4 liter inline four cylinder engine of a 4th generation Kia Sportage can last up to 105,000 miles, but they should be checked before that mileage.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2017 To 2022 Kia Sportage 2.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
2.4L I4 Oil Change

20. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage 2.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Sportage running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Theta II 2.4 liter inline four cylinder engine at least every 7,500 miles.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement oil filter part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

21. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a scraping, screeching, chirping or squeaking sound coming from the front end of your Sportage when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

22. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads on a Kia Sportage can last up to twice as long as the front pads or any where from 60,000 to over 100,000 miles depending on your unique driving conditions.

Check out my DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2017-2022 Kia Sportage 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12 Volt Battery Change

23. 2017-2022 Kia Sportage 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Sportage on a cold morning and the original OEM battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement group size and part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail picture.

   

If you have an earlier third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) Kia Sportage, check out my tutorials for your SUV at the link below.

2011-2016 Kia Sportage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides

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