Kia Forte: Emergency Call System / Emergency Call (E-Call) Unit

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Emergency Call System / Emergency Call (E-Call) Unit

Schematic diagrams
Connector and Terminal Function

Repair procedures
Removal

E-Call Unit

1.

Remove the main crash pad assembly.

(Refer to Body - "Main Crash Pad Assembly")

2.

Remove the E-Call unit (A) by loosening the nuts after disconnecting the connectors.

E-Call Antenna

1.

Remove the instrument cluster.

(Refer to Indicators And Gauges - "Instrument Cluster")

2.

Remove the wireless antenna (B) by loosening the screw after disconnecting the connector (A).

E-Call Speaker

1.

Remove the main crash pad assembly.

(Refer to Body - "Main Crash Pad Assembly")

2.

Remove the E-Call speaker (A) by loosening the nuts after disconnecting the connectors.

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

  

Perform the Test Mode in the following cases.

Replacing the E-Call unit

Replacing the Back-up Battery

Replacing the E-Call speaker and MIC

Replacing the E-Call antenna and roof antenna

Replacement
  

Back-up battery (BUB) embedded in the E-Call system has a finite lifespan and its charging/discharging performance may be diminished after an extensive use.

The back-up battery guarantees the operation of the E-Call system when the vehicle battery cannot be used due to an accident. Be sure to inspect the back-up battery if the red LED turns on and replace it if necessary.

Warranty on Back-up Battery is 3 years.

Inspect the back-up battery every three years and replace it if necessary.

1.

Remove the eCall Unit.

2.

Replace the back-up battery after removing the cover (A).

Inspection

Diagnosis with KDS

1.

In the body electrical system, failure can be quickly diagnosed by using the vehicle diagnostic system (KDS).

The diagnostic system (KDS) provides the following information.

(1)

Self diagnosis : Checks failure and code number (DTC)

(2)

Current data : Checks the system input/output data state

(3)

Actuation test : Checks the system operating condition

(4)

Additional function : Controls other features including system option setting and zero point adjustment

2.

Select the 'Car model' and the 'Telematics System' to be checked in order to check the vehicle with the tester.

3.

Select the 'Current Data' menu to check the current state of the input/output data.

E-Call Test Mode

Press the SOS TEST button to activate the audio guidance and test the E-Call system according to the guidance.

In the Test Call stage, which is the last stage of the test mode, press the SOS button according to the audio guidance to send the data on faulty components to the call center.

To stop the test mode, press the SOS TEST button again during the audio guidance.

1.

Conditions for the test mode operation:

(1)

Vehicle battery is connected properly.

(2)

One minute has passed after ignition.

(3)

The vehicle remains stationary for 1 minute or more.

2.

Conditions preventing the test mode operation:

(1)

A call is made to a PSAP.

(2)

Call Back mode : The E-Call system enters the Call Back mode after a successful call and is in standby for 120 minutes to receive calls from the call center.

(3)

The test mode automatically ends when the vehicle speed is 1 km/h or above or has moved 300 m or more.

(4)

Two minutes have not passed after the previous test call ended.

3.

Operation sequence of the test mode (audio guidance):

(1)

LED test

(2)

Speaker test

(3)

MIC test

(4)

BUB (Back-up battery embedded in the eCall unit) test (no separate notification is provided if the BUB is in normal condition.)

  

Backup battery audio prompt guide

If the audio guidance notifies that "The voltage of Backup battery is low to make emergency call", retry test mode after sufficiently charging the battery by driving.

(5)

Test call (Pressing the SOS button sends the test result to a PSAP.)

  

The red LED stays turned on if one or more DTCs for the E-Call system are issued.

If the red LED is on, be sure to use the diagnostic tool (KDS) to check for any failure.

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