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Bolt behind passengers side air cleaner

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Does this bolt serve a purpose or was it placed there to torture the minds of the super inquisitive like myself?

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AFAIK the bolt serves no purpose, however I would not be surprised if its holding a bracket on the other side.
 
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I wondered the same as well. I've seen them on both the 2.0T and 3.3T Stingers.
 
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I've always thought of it as a grounding post for jumpstarting the battery.
 

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According to the manual, it is indeed the negative connection point for jumping the car. For the positive, you have to remove the plastic cover with the "+" sign about 18" behind the bolt in question. It is unpainted in order to provide a better connection.
 
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According to the manual, it is indeed the negative connection point for jumping the car. For the positive, you have to remove the plastic cover with the "+" sign about 18" behind the bolt in question. It is unpainted in order to provide a better connection.
thanks!
 

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According to the manual, it is indeed the negative connection point for jumping the car. For the positive, you have to remove the plastic cover with the "+" sign about 18" behind the bolt in question. It is unpainted in order to provide a better connection.
Excellent. Thanks for clearing it up.
 
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someone reads the manual haha! good work!
 

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Beat me to it! ;-)
 
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According to the manual, it is indeed the negative connection point for jumping the car. For the positive, you have to remove the plastic cover with the "+" sign about 18" behind the bolt in question. It is unpainted in order to provide a better connection.
I work for Kia and you are correct


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The positive terminal under the hood is way too far from that bolt for a portable jump starter to reach. I don’t use jumper cables anymore because portable jump starters stow in smaller spaces and are also useful for charging a phone in a pinch. I may need to drill and tap a new location for that bolt.


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