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Hi I have a 2012 kia sorento and my 10amp fuse for my dash indicators and headlights keep blowing out. I changed the fuse several times because local mechanics can't seem to pinpoint the problem and it continues to blow out. The dealer thinks its the instrument cluster panel chip, which is over $1200 to replace. Do you have any insight as to what may ...

I need to know if i can do an engine swap and put a bigger engine in my car.

A few moths ago I noticed dash lights went out when I turned on my wipers. More recently I noticed my navigation screen is slower to illuminate after starting the engine. Now, when I press the start button it starts “tired”. Slower than normal. Battery voltage is consistent at 14. All lights and power windows work fine.

Yes I have code po496 po171 po420 do all of these have something in common or can you tell me what seems to be the issue with it I have taken it to 3 shops and seem to not fixed anything

Can I use 10w-30 oil instead

Speakers are not as loud as they used to be

My right rear tail light went out about a week ago. I replaced the bulb and it worked fine. Got pulled over a few days ago because its out again. Tried replacing the bulb again but no luck. My right headlight just went out as well. Are these issues related?


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