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  1. Is it the alternator?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2011 Kia Soul ! which I bought used two years ago. It has about 96k miles on it, and ever since I’ve had it, if I stop too quickly, sometimes the car will stall. But lately, my radio has been dipping out (even when bluetooth audio is connected), shutting off, and restarting. Today, my...
  2. Disable seat belt chime?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Just bought a 2020 Soul and need to disable the seat belt warning chime. The light isn't an issue but the loud chime is and is optionally disabled on a y other vehicle make. Before getting sermons on this, I am disabled and it is difficult buckling a seat belt when driving in my 10 mph speed...
  3. 2016 Soul - difficulty buckling seat belt

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem. I got my Kia Soul new in 2016 and I love it. My one and only problem though, is a significant one to me. I'm a big man, 6'1 and 275 pounds. While I fit very comfortably into the driver's seat and have plenty of leg room, I have a great deal of...
  4. Is there a how to Accessory belt replacement for 2009 1.6CDTi

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Hi, Just looking under the bonnet at the accessory belt on my 2009 1.6 diesel and its looking like it needs replacing....its quite tight under there... so cant really see to well which way it all goes, and also which/where is the tensioner ....any pics or how too's? cheers
  5. Timing belt vs timing chain

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    My wife has really fallen in love with these cars. Predictably we are now in the market for one :) I am trying to find out which engines/model years have a timing chain. I have found a lot of conflicting information by asking sales folks so I thought this would be a good place to ask. I...
  6. Disable seat belt chime

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    I'm sure some people will have a fit over this but please start your own thread of how I'm gonna die horribly and baby kittens are being drowned because I made this post! With that being said under the driver seat is a group of plugs the one you're looking for is yellow 4 wire plug with 2...
  7. Timing Belt Changed - so did the power!

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I had a local garage do my timing belt (I've done too many over the years and thought I'd give someone else the pleasure!). 2011 Kia Soul 2.0 Got it back yesterday and it seems like it has less power - it needed to shift down on a hill it normally doesn't do that on... just feels a little...
  8. Scheduled my timing belt replacement finally

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Yeah I'm almost 40k miles overdue. Figured before we take any trips this summer I better get it done. For the timing belt replacement, dealership is charging $445 parts and labor. Also getting my serpentine belt replaced which is $160 parts and labor. I asked to combine labor charges since...
  9. Brown drive belt

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Greetings all Since I don't own a VW any more, I don't pop the hood too often. I did open it up to see what was doing and noticed my drive belt is semi-brown. Is this normal? 2012. 55K miles. No cracks but its not black like drive belts typically are. Thanks
  10. Accessory belt question

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    My daughter is inheriting her brothers 2010 Soul Sport(He bought a 2016 Exclaim). It is being shipped here to NE Illinois from Boston. He told me that one of the belts had just begun to squeal a little in the last week. Can someone tell me how the belt system on the 2.0 engine from 2010 is laid...
  11. Wimpy Seat Belt Retractors? '16 Soul +

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I didn't see any other posts but the first time I took the guys out for lunch my friend somehow left the rear seat right seat belt buckle on the door jamb and closed the door "forcefully" - $190 to fix the deep dent in the door jamb. Then last night we took daughter and son and law out for...
  12. Rear seat belt recall?

    New Member Introductions
    I went in for an oil change. They said they would take of the seat belt recall. I thought fine and did not ask. The middle rear seat belt now has a hard plastic piece on the top of the seat and the belt is permanently buckled. Is it for a car seat? I really did not check it out until today ans...
  13. seat belt alarm driving you nuts?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    buckle it or do what i just found out also works...put one of these in the clip... Universal Seat Belt Extender Extension 5 inch for 21mm 7 8inch Wide Buckle | eBay got mine in the mail today...worked great...also found that the next time i went to drive, forgot to buckle up, and beeping...
  14. Seat Belt Extender

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    It's hard to reach the seatbelt buckle to release the front seat belts on my new 2016 Soul. The center console is in the way. Has anyone used an extender that works? What type, what brand? I just need a 3 inch rigid/mini to get the buckle up to where I can reach it. I'm worried that the ones...
  15. Seat Belt Alarm Keep Going Off

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2013 Kia Soul. Yesterday the seat belt alarm started going off. It beeps 6 times then stops then starts up again about 30 seconds later. Sometimes longer. My seat belt is on. I took my purse off the passenger seat to see if that helped. No. I buckled the passenger seat belt...
  16. Drive Belt

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    At 3yrs and 108,306 miles, my drive belt looks like it did when new... not a single crack. KIA/Hyundai must use some real high quality belts. has Gates drive belts for for the 2.0L Nu for $5.33, a very good price, especially for a Gates brand. I have always replaced mine when...
  17. 2010 accessory belt info

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    For some reason can't find the pre serpentine model. I see three belts and just wanted to verify the A/C is only for the compressor not the water pump, etc. Anybody have a diaphragm handy?? Thanks! :D PS: Part #s for Gates belts will help too.
  18. seat belt light flashes

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    My SOUL isn't even 2 months old, so I'm a real newbie. I have noticed two problems (I think). 1) A strange intermittent popping sound coming from the passenger side that sounds like the FACEBOOK notification pop. I took the car in for a service request, and they found nothing, and heard nothing...
  19. 2012 Soul 2.0 Timing chain or Belt?

    New Member Introductions
    Just turned 60k. Manual says replace timing belt. Is it a chain or belt for a 2.0? Auto parts store doesn't carry it yet they say. Dealer only! Does anybody know if its a belt or chain?
  20. timing belt in 2010 kia soul

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    This may be a stupid question but can the timing belt be changed over to a timing chain in a 2010 kia soul 2.0