Non-SRS Wiring Repairs: Kia

What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other hand, there are OEMs that don’t allow wiring repairs at all, so full harness replacement is the only option.

To access Kia wiring repair information, go to Click on the Service Materials tab on the red toolbar at the top of the page. A dropdown menu will appear. Click on the link for Service Info (SI). Once the page loads, enter the year and model of the vehicle and click the search button. Underneath the search bar on the right-hand side of the page is a table for the model of the vehicle selected. Click on the document icon under the ETM category. A menu for the Wiring Repair DESCRIPTION FOR SEO Kit (User’s Guide & Parts Information) will be on the left-hand side of the page.

In the wiring repair kit, you will find procedures for repairing wires and changing connectors, how to use electrical tools, and more. Examples of information from the 2018 Kia Sorento Wiring Repair Kit are:

Per the 2018 Kia Sorento Wiring Repair Kit: “Cut off and strip the faulty wire to proper length. Stagger the cuts so the splices are not next to each other.”

Per the 2018 Kia Sorento Wiring Repair Kit: “CAUTION. Replacement connector wire color is black, therefore match the wire sequence when replacing connector.”

There are many more documents and information with vehicle specific guidelines for repairing a non-SRS wiring system. It is important to read the service and repair manuals to make sure what repairs can be carried out and where, to achieve a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Kia information, check out the Kia OEM Information page.

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