Kia Sportage Screen Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/11/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Sportage is a nice crossover SUV with a little bit of style. With some of the best reliability in the class, it has the options and features that are desired by most. The Kia Sportage comes in three different trims and is equipped with many options. Some of these options include a moonroof, remote start, heated seats, leather seating, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports and more.

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There are many reasons why the Kia Sportage may have a problem with its screens. Some of these reasons include water damage, faulty wiring or parts failure. If you are concerned about your Kia Sportage’s screens not working, this article will help you get it fixed.

Common Kia Sportage Screen Problems

Most car radios will experience a fault when a fuse goes bad; it’s extremely common for this to happen. Remember that fuses are designed to be weaker parts of a circuit. If there is an issue with the car radio, it will likely be the fuse that causes most damage, and it will be blown out quickly. This will prevent any damage from being caused to your vehicle or other electrical devices that it is connected to.

If it shows a black screen, it’s typically a failure of the head unit or the wiring that it uses. Blue screens indicate that the software has problems, which will require dealer intervention to fix. If the unit won’t accept touch inputs, it’s possible that the digitizer has been damaged.

Fixing Kia Sportage Screen

Here are some things you can do to fix the problem with your Kia Sportage’s car radio:

Clean your touchscreen

Perhaps all you need is to clean the touchscreen. When you are doing this, be gentle with it, because you don’t want to scratch the screen. Wash your hands thoroughly beforehand. Next, carefully remove the old screen protector. When you’ve done that, gently wet a clean cloth with a cleaning solution and lightly brush the touchscreen. When you are finished cleaning the screen, apply a new screen protector.

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Check the connectors

If you notice that some of the connectors for your LCD are damaged or broken, it’s possible that that’s the cause of your LCD not working properly. You can usually get replacement connectors from a computer repair shop. If the display is faulty and it has soldered or other connecting points that are loose, take it into a repair shop and let them find the parts for you.

If you notice that a wire has come loose on your display, it could be that you just need to solder the display back together properly.

Check the fuse

One reason that the radio in your car is not working properly is because a faulty fuse is in the circuit. Checking fuses is easy to do to repair a faulty radio system in your car, because fuses are meant to be replaced. Also, fuses used to protect your radio and other electronic equipment in your car are relatively inexpensive to replace.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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