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  1. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hi everyone! I have 2015 Kia Soul base model (1.6). My battery died. My car was jumped, all was fine, and I got it home. The next day, it was still dead. Someone helped me jump it. They had both jumpers attached to their car. Then, they went to attach the first jumper cable to my battery...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello! I got my soul in 2012, it’s under 120,000 KM and I have never had any issues until now. My battery keeps draining after a few days of being idle. I’ve changed the alternator, got a new battery and the last diagnostic test done showed a drain from the radio (which stopped working after...
  3. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I recently had to replace my wife's battery. The car wouldn't turn over and I brought the battery in and they tested it as bad and gave me a replacement. Battery had signs of a minor leak starting. Battery arrived with 12.2V charge so I wanted to test the charging voltage and I expected...
  4. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hey all, as the Title says, my 2017 Exclaim (approx 75k miles) is struggling to start. And when I say struggling, I mean it's like... "glup.... glup... glup....glup glup glup... vroom vroom..." lol... it's normally just vroom vroom. However, it's only from time to time, still mostly starts...
  5. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hey guys 2016 Kia Soul I feel pretty stupid writing this, but I totally forgot to disconnect the battery when I removed my instrument cluster this morning. Once I reconnected it, the car didn’t start it would crank or click but wouldn’t start. was really kicking myself, Im preying it’s not...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    OK people here's the deal. My 2012! with 2.0, 170K miles and manual trans runs great and starts every time. During my 70 mile commute the battery light will flicker a couple of times. It usually happens after warm up just flickers a couple of times and then stays off for the remainder of the...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi - Bought a 2013 Soul in September. Time to replace the battery and my local shop can't figure out how to do it. Love the car otherwise! From Eastern MA
  8. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Battery in my '14 is getting a bit weak so I've begun looking online for a replacement and all I find is lead acid type, 121R. Would prefer AGM type but haven't come across one. Anyone know of one that will fit?
  9. Soul Accessories (Gen 2)
    Hi, Interested to find out how many have had to replace their battery for their fob...If so, did you purchase from the dealer or elsewhere? Btw, I have a 2016 Thanks for your input...
  10. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I'm not a mechanic or electrician but have common sense. Once I realized my audio system's light was the only thing dimming when I tried to start my 2011 Kia Soul. So I unplugged the fuse and now it's starts great, runs better and the lights seems brighter but NO RADIO././ Any suggestions...
  11. New Member Introductions
    So our 2012 soul base model was having issues sometimes not starting. I found threads on here that the negative terminal to the shock tower needed cleaning. While removing I sheared off the existing bolt. Do I just get a new cable and 12mm nut and attach to another bolt thread on the shock...
  12. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I’m not going to be driving my Soul fir a few months and cannot hook it up to a battery tender. I’m thinking of attaching a battery on/off switch directly to the battery. Think of any problems other than having to reset the clock and favorite radio stations?
  13. New Member Introductions
    need a battery 2011 Kia Soul - dead battery/dead broke (Cumberland Manor) I've had good luck so far with a car I was able to purchase from a settlement over 3 years ago. However, I am struggling to keep it on the road. I had to sell a guitar for a brake job and I used my RI1040H for inspection...
  14. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    My Granddaughter's 2011 Kia Soul has a starting problem related to battery and/or starter and/or charging system. The car has started reliably for 7 years and 115,000 miles. Very dependable,..... until about two weeks ago. Now it starts about half the time. A new battery was installed last...
  15. ICE & Communication (Gen 1)
    Hi, I been away a long time, but have a problem I can't seem to fully pin down. I have a 2010 Kia Soul with stock 1 CD, BT radio with subwoofer, amp and lighted speakers and suddenly about 3 weeks ago the radio would not shut off. I thought no big deal no way it would drain the battery as it...
  16. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Greetings fellow forum members! First of all, I'm a relatively new member, and you folks have already been so helpful ... thank you so very much!! :cool-new: That being said, I've got a bit of a dumb question. Our 2018 Soul is by far the newest and "most modern" car we own. As such, are...
  17. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Purchased last Thursday, same day before test driving the car, battery was dead. Salesman chalked it up to it being close to 0 degrees and in the -5 to -10 range overnight. Sooo he jumped the battery, and finalized the purchase, drove it home. Battery stone-cold dead the next morning. Nothing...
  18. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Freakin cold here lately (-28c to -30c overnight). Getting a visit from a polar vortex for Xmas to the New Year. Had to boost the Soul twice this weekend. Checked battery with a voltmeter a few times. Battery is checking out ok. If the battery is failing, I will be very disappointed. Its too...
  19. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Can anyone tell me the battery dimensions for a 2013 Kia Soul + with the 2 LT engine? Height width and length? I need to order a battery and have it shipped. I am not near any stores that sell batteries so I have to order online and have it shipped. I'm looking for a maintenance free (BGM ?)...
  20. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Yeah, I ran my battery so low, the "door unlock fob" had no effect. It was MY FAULT completely. Still... I need a better "fix" than what I've been doing, up to this point. In the Super Secret Boot Compartment, under the carpeted flooring, is where I used to keep my trusty jumper cables...
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