Kia Stinger: Blower / Intake Actuator

Kia Stinger CK 2018-2023 Service Manual / Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Blower / Intake Actuator

Description and operation

Located in the blower unit, the intake actuator regulates the intake door by a signal from the control unit. Pressing the intake selection switch will shift between recirculation and fresh air modes.

Repair procedures

Turn the ignition switch OFF.


Disconnect the intake actuator connector.


Verify that the actuator operates to the recirculation position when 12V is connected to terminal 3 and ground to terminal 7.

Verify that the intake actuator operates to the recirculated air position when connected in reverse.

1. -
2. -
3. Fresh air
4. Sensor (+ 5V)
5. Feedback signal
6. Sensor ground
7. Recirculated air


Connect the intake actuator connector.


Turn the ignition switch ON.


Check the voltage between terminals 5 and 6.


Door position
Voltage (V)
Error detecting
Fresh air
0.3 ± 0.15
Low voltage :0.1V or less
High voltage :4.9 or more
Recirculated air
4.7 ± 0.15

The current position of the actuator will be sent to the control unit.


If the intake actuator does not operate well, substitute with a known-good intake actuator and check for proper operation.


Replace the intake actuator if it is proved that there is a problem with it.


Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.


Remove the glove box housing.

(Refer to Body - "Glove Box Housing")


Remove the passenger side shower duct (A) after loosening the screw.


Disconnect the connector (A) and then remove the intake actuator (B) after loosening the mounting screw.


Install in the reverse order of removal.

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