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What is the ON / OFF Switch Inside the Fuse Box of a Kia / Hyundai

If you take a look inside the fuse box of your Kia or Hyundai vehicle, you may have noticed the OFF/ON switch. You may be wondering what this switch does. When the fuse switch is turned OFF, multiple accessories on your car will not work.

If you have problems with accessories not working, such as no radio, cigarette outlet, power windows, etc., make sure the switch is turned on.

Functions of the ON/OFF Switch

Here is a list of functions that will stop working with the fuse switch in the OFF position:

  • radio
  • clock
  • power seats
  • windows
  • smart key

To set the clock, move the switch from OFF to ON. If you plan on operating your Kia/Hyundai, always have the FUSE SWITCH in the ON position.

If you plan on parking the vehicle for a long time, move the switch to the OFF position to prevent the battery from draining.

When should you use the ON / OFF switch?

Use the fuse box ON/OFF switch if you plan on parking your vehicle for some time or if your vehicle is being transported. Turning the fuse in the OFF position makes your car battery less likely to drain by unnecessary accessories or parasitic current draws.

Models with ON/OFF switch

The following models (depending on trim) could have the ON/OFF switch.

  • Kia: Cadenza Forte Optima Rio Sedona Sorento Soul Sportage K900
  • Hyundai: Accent Azera Elantra, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson, Veloster

If you are experiencing problems with your Kia, such as warning lights coming on or the car doesn’t start, check out this helpful guide on diagnosing vehicle problems like a Pro Mechanic.

We hope you find the What is the ON / OFF Switch Inside the Fuse Box of a Kia / Hyundai guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Kia or Hyundai.

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    My clock is not showing. The clock icon in the settings is greyed out. Should I turn the fuse to OFF then back to ON? Will this turn the clock back on? It stopped at 12:07 p.m.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why is the fuse always on ? Is it safe

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have turned the on&off switch on the fuse panel and now the vehicle will not start. I have a key fob.

  4. Anonymous says:

    As long as you don’t have a smart key it will start, but you shouldn’t do this. Your teenager may not be able to open the window for example, which is a safety issue. You don’t have to program the key. But more importantly, why would you want to do this??

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have a teenager. if I turn the fuse switch off would he still be able to to start and drive the vehicle. Plus if so when I put it back to on will I have to get the key reprogramed.

  6. Anonymous says:

    2019 Kia Cerato, no on/off switch.