Used Kia Rad Fan Switchs

All used Kia Rad Fan Switchs listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Kia are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Rad Fan Switchs

A motor vehicle engine generates a considerable amount of heat whilst it is running. The engine needs to be kept cool to avoid the damage that can be caused by overheating. To combat this problem all vehicles are fitted with a coolant system. An integral part of a coolant system is the Kiarad (radiator) fan switch.

The Kiarad fan switch works by way of an electrical relay. This relay has sensors to detect the temperature of the coolant in the radiator which is circulating around the engine to keep it cool. When the sensor detects that the temperature of the coolant has risen to a certain level it switches the rad fan on. This has the effect of blowing outside air across the radiator. This, in turn, results in a reduction in the temperature of the coolant.

A faulty Kiarad fan switch will result in the coolant temperature remaining high, which will cause the engine to overheat. The first sign that there may be a problem with the Kiarad fan switch or one of its components is a warning light that the engine temperature is too high. To avoid the damage that this can result in it is essential to replace the faulty part as soon as possible. 

Kia trivia

  • The name' Kia' isn't meaningless. It's actually a combination of two South Korean characters, and when put together the translation is either 'Coming from Asia' or 'Rising from the East', depending on who is doing the translation.
  • A deal with 20th Century Fox saw Kia build special editions of the Kia Sportage and Sorento. The tie-in was with the X-Men: Apocalypse movie, and while the Sportage resembles the shape-shifting character of Mystique, the Sorento looked incredible with it's Wolverine inspired claws.
  • It wasn't until 1974 that Kia produced their first car. Before that, they focused on bicycles and motorbikes. By 1998, they had produced their one-millionth car! Kia were the company that produced South Korea's first-ever bicycle, first-ever motorbike, and first-ever domestic truck.
  • The vast majority of Kia cars are named after geographical terms. The Cerato is Greek for 'peak', and Sorento is an Italian city.
  • One of the reasons for Kia's success in Europe is their intense sponsorship of both the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Championship.