Kia Stinger: Air Conditioning System / Auto Defogging Sensor (DATC only)

Kia Stinger CK 2018-2023 Service Manual / Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air Conditioning System / Auto Defogging Sensor (DATC only)

Description and operation

Installed on the windshield glass, the auto defogging sensor judges and sends signal to blow out wind for defogging if moisture occurs. On receiving the signal from the sensor, the air conditioner control module restrains moisture and eliminates fog by controlling the intake actuator, A/C, auto defogging actuator, blower motor rpm, and mode actuator.

Repair procedures

To inspect and diagnose the sensor, refer to Self-Diagnostic procedure and DTC guide.


Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.


Remove the auto defogging sensor cover (A).


Remove the auto defogging sensor (A) after disconnecting the auto defogging sensor connector (B).


Install in the reverse order of removal.

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