Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Kia

When researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.

The RTS team is researching how to find these tools to make it easier for technicians performing these procedures. As we research the location of these special tools, we are compiling the information in a series of OEM-specific articles.

Tools and equipment needed are identified in vehicle-specific service manuals. Kia HV tools can be found using the following steps:

  1. Go to www.kiaspecialtools.com
  2. Type the part number or tool name in the Search bar, OR
  3. Click on Online Catalog
  4. Click on the Hybrid/Electric Vehicle category

This category provides tools like personal protective equipment, battery lifts, and high-voltage cables.

When disabling Kia high-voltage systems, the use of an HV DVOM or scan tool may be required. Any tools needed for disabling the high-voltage system are typically specified in the disable procedure.

Always follow OEM procedures when repairing HV vehicles. Make sure to check procedures for the required tools to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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