KIA Niro: DCT Control Module (TCM), Repair procedures

Conponent Location

  1. DCT Control Module (TCM)

TCM Connector

TCM Terminal Function

TCM Terminal Function

Connector (A)

Connector (B)

Connector (B)

Circuit Diagram

Circuit Diagram



  1. TCM ground circuit test : Measure the resistance between TCM and chassis ground. (Inspect the terminal connected to the chassis ground with the back of harness connector as the inspection point of TCM side.)

Specification : Below 1©

  1. TCM connector test : Disconnect the TCM connector and visually check the ground terminals on TCM side and harness side for bent pins or poor contact pressure.
  2. If problem is not found in Steps 1 and 2, the TCM could be faulty.


    If so, replace the TCM with a new one, and then check the vehicle again. If the vehicle operates normally then the problem was likely with the TCM.

  3. Reinspection of original TCM : Install the original TCM (probably broken) into a known-good vehicle and check the vehicle. If the problem occurs again, replace the original TCM with a new one.


    If the problem does not recur, this is an intermittent problem and other part may be faulty.

DCT Control Module (TCM) Repair procedures


  1. Disconnect the battery negative (-) cable.
  2. Disconnect the TCM connector (A).

  1. Remove the TCM after loosening the nuts (A).

Tightening torque : 9.8 - 11.8 N*m (1.0 - 1.2 kgf*m, 7.2 - 8.7 lb*ft)



  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.


Perform the clutch touch point learning procedure using the KDS after replacing TCM. Clutch Actuator Assembly


     Clutch Actuator Assembly

    Components Fork cover Clutch actuator assembly Extension connector Motor 1 (Odd) Motor 2 (Even) Specifications Description The clutch actuator uses signals from the Transmission Control Module (TCM) to control the clutch.

     Clutch Actuator Motor

    Remove the under cover. (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover") Remove the front wheel guard (LH). (Refer to Body - "Front Wheel Guard") Disconect the clutch actuator connector (A). Motor


     Rear Lower and Upper Arm Repair procedures

    Removal Disconnect the battery negative cable. Remove the wheel and tire. Tightening torque: 107.9 - 127.5 N*m (11.0 - 13.0 kgf*m, 79.6 - 94.0 lb*ft) Warning Be careful not to damage the wheel nuts when removing the wheel and tire

     Using the infotainment/climate switchable controller control panel (Kia Niro EV / Hybrid )

    Using the infotainment/climate switchable controller Press the button on the switchable controller to switch between infotainment system or climate control panel. Press and hold the button to select the default mode for the control panel. Switc