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In this video I have a look at a 2009 Kia Sedona that was brought in with a P0501. It didn't take long to find out that the ABS module was not communicating. Simple enough... bad fuse right. Why did the fuse blow? Great question. -Enjoy!

48 thoughts on “You can’t fix’em all…”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RideCamVids says:

    This type of scenario brought back a memory with a situation a customer had with a supposed noise. According to him ,,,,it only happened at a particular time, on a particular road, at a particular speed going across a drain at a certain angle. It takes all kinds and in such situations you can't please such customers or repair such problems.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars seabulls69 says:

    The more I watch your videos, with the preponderance of datacom issues, the more I want to fix up an old car/truck from the sixties.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marshall115 says:

    i think kia is putting too many do-dads in, faster than thier tech can handle.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars drjoeset says:

    Last time i had a problem like that I replace the ECM and it fixed all kinds of problems the car was having, even the transmission started shifting right, and misfires went away. Ac started working

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joseph ludwig says:

    Know what YOU, cannot change !!
    Great Decision !!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Tidwell says:

    For anyone that believes thermal cycling took out their fuse.. tell em I have a free energy device I'll sell them for only $50,000.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Sanders says:

    I don't fix cars for a living, but I have done a bunch of automotive work on my own over the years. With fuse/junction blocks down by those passenger kick panel areas water can become an issue, either from the way the AC system drain is designed (sometimes they can get plugged with debris, then water starts back filling and flowing out, maybe it finds some wires to follow), or if there is an antenna on the passenger fender and someone was (as appeared to be the case on this Kia) was down there tinkering with wires they could have knocked that antenna grommet seal loose, or perhaps it's just dryrotted. Then water rides down the cable right into that fuse box and you have to get a new one because of corrosion all up in it. That is exactly what happened to my Jeep, there was NO grommet at all for the antenna (I'm sure there was at one point) and upon disassembling the fuse/junction block-box to see what all was going on I saw how they were built. I didn't have a single noticeable problem that led me to it, I just remember dealing with some fuses at one point and noting water on the cable (and I had noted water in the carpet at times), then going outside to see why that was and seeing a gaping 1" hole with a coax cable hanging loose in it. I had several codes and was trying to identify a transmission torque converter lockup issue that stopped working after I had a gigantic puddle on a rainy day. Three big wiring harnesses under the hood, one for the transmission, all had some corrosion but the one for the ECU with the TPS signal was absolutetly melted on a few pins and I had to get a replacement from the junk yard to fix it. The problem still exists to this day. I am wondering if a solenoid got burned up. I drove it for thousands of miles with no TCC lockup, even though I have no code for that being an issue.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BigNick says:

    So many can bus failures….bad ground? Or a short to ground?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pokey Rebel says:

    It's gremlins.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ET Don says:

    Rookie cop "That driver looks drunk, should I pull him over?"
    Veteran cop "Naw, that's just Eric O. testing wheel sensors!"

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars broadstbulldog66 says:

    Hi Eric what model autel scanner software are you using just curious as maybe it be worth investing in great channel Thx

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rod Marin says:

    Love the follow along as well as the scenic drive while testing the ABS system, the Cal stops great. It's all great info. Keep them coming.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Up2NoGood says:

    You have to repair or replace the speed sensor. As you will not be able to talk to the ABS module… Fords are the same way…I seen people replace the ABS module. And still have the same problem..

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve E says:

    As always: another great video. You are my muse, " test, don't guess. " The real question is: When is Mrs. O going to have a cooking channel. She runs the office and cooks. It's true when they say all the good ones are already taken. You know how lucky you are, Right?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Meredith says:

    Eric I have never seen you give up on an ELECTRIC problem I know this video is two years old I see that crap does underneath that Dash sing kind of crap icy out here on carsoda dealers in Southern California with devices like the karr device and other crap like the Rockledge device these are devices that are put on so vehicles cannot get stolen off of dealers lots and all they are is nothing but trouble and especially when the customer has to pay between $1,500 and $2,000 on these cars I would rip that thing out as soon as you possibly could and I think the problems will go away .

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Bubar says:

    Thermal cycling’s on a fuse? 45 years of electrical design and troubleshooting, including industrial harvesting equipment, that a new one for me.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robert w says:

    just keep replacing the fuse with the next size up until the problem is glowing…. It was probably an unmentioned accident when installing the aftermarket gear that was corrected after the fact….

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bob s says:

    Which scanner reader is that by autel?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    It's good to find decent families online. Yall have been truly blessed.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph bradshaw says:

    I think it’s a wire somewhere on the body that is being cut on by a rusty body panel or the frame. Just must be hidden somewhere out of site maybe inside somewhere.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph bradshaw says:

    I’ve got a 96 convertible cavalier ls that I guarantee you couldn’t diagnose without throwing a ECU at it. Low voltage code for the crankshaft position sensor caused by a random ground wire that was shorting the number one coil, threw a ignition module at it and it is running fine now but it still has a low voltage code even with a new sending unit. Doesn’t appear to be wiring but I need a wiring diagram to confirm it’s not a wiring issue.

    No one has been able to figure out if it’s the ECU or not that took damage spent 1100$ just to get no answers from two shops.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Hall says:

    Another better late than never comment: I met a good friend of mines soon to be wife many years ago and I could tell right away she was definitely a keeper. She was smart, very independent, they both feed off each other's vibe, and she was a real looker and Bob was a geeky kind of guy. She loved him for who he was and nothing else. Today, I see almost the exact same thing in you and Ms. O. except both of you are attractive folk. I love the way you flirt with your wife and she flirts with you. I wish both you and your children continued well-being and happiness. Having her in your videos is always a treat. Take Care: ASH

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobby Delamar says:

    "He wants to go off road"

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Caster says:

    You can't fix what isn't broke.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beardy Face says:

    Back in the days when cars had 2 to 4 fuses, & someone uprated the headlights then fuses would sometimes fail from thermal cycling after a few years having to carry their actual rated capacity repeatedly.
    Nobody has built cars where fuses get loaded a high enough % of their rating for fuse aging to be an issue in over 40 years probably nearer 50. Car manufacturers don't push fuse ratings anymore, they create more circuits and add more fuses.
    If the car is under 40 years old, has more than half a dozen fuses total, then any that blew there absolutely was a reason for it.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Turchan says:

    Every time Ms. O shows up I loose my train of thought . But please make her come more often …. Great job man …

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hill says:

    wow that is a heck of a lunch i get the delux chef boy ar dee most times when i am at work

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mikey NC says:

    Was there evidence of rodent infestation eating wire insulation? Just a thought. I admire your tenacity when diagnosis gets tough. I can envision you as a guest on one of the radio podcast shows. Wish you would.😊

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hamilton says:

    Sometimes you just have to say, sorry but it is going to take more time and cost you ( the customer) more that the vehicle is worth to fix. That is the best thing to do Eric!
    Eric, hot husband with hot wife Mrs O. Y'all make a great team!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jett-Rampart Flyer says:

    I'm sure you can find a weasely hedge fund trader who could find the short..

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aslant924 says:

    this is a proper test drive eric

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Michael Cuff says:

    If hit those bumps with my 3500 pick up Id be picking my toenails outta my brain!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ragdad01 says:

    What is the jumper kit you have ?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Batdragon 71 says:

    Though not good for you, it gives context to those times when you just can’t find out why something happens. Had a car that randomly died on me, would crank but not start. Wait a few min’s and it would start and run as if nothing happened. I took it to a garage (under warranty) and the couldn’t recreate the fault, right up until they were backing it out of the bay, it died on them. 4 hours of investigation and swapping out ignition parts the fault was found. The remains of an after market alarm. A wire had been cut and spliced to an immobiliser using one of those horrible quick fix things, situated way under the dash behind the fuse board. 5 min’s later it was fixed with a bit of solder and heat shrink.

    My take in that was to pay attention to when things have been added after market as you never know the quality of the product or the installer.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jenna Smol says:

    I once had a fuse pop for no reason on my bike. It was the coil/TCI feed. Swapped it for lighting fuse and kept going, never failed again. Someone may have popped a different fuse in the past and used the ABS fuse to fix lights or something and replaced it with a cheap ass fuse.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Shaffer says:

    Mayby the blinker fluid was low?🤔

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Deming says:

    What’s up Mr. O?! I’ve been following you for about a month now.. I work at a Kia dealership and some of these Sedona vans have a recall to add a relay block to the inside of the junction box under the hood. The hecu modules on a lot of these kias tend to be problematic. It Does not appear to have the added relay block
    Installed, but it wouldn’t hurt to have the customer give the dealership a call to confirm if this recall has been done or not. The recall doesn’t pertain to any of the codes that have been set but it’s just a thought that may help. Love your videos!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Elliot says:

    your jeep hat is getting broken in

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Moz Pogson says:

    Eric, are you scared to give your wife a kiss on camera?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hank Kingsley says:

    You gotta know when to walk away; and know when to run.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mondragon says:

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  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Cornwall says:

    $10 says its something that has been installed by an individual. I have had my car for 8 years and not one issue because I don't modify my car at all …If I need power I run a new circuit off battery with fuse or relay depending on what it is.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mister Mr says:

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