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  1. Spark plug Change at 100,705 Miles

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    So I decided to change my spark plugs today. Stuck with OEM NGK Laser Iridium's. They look good for 1000k miles on them. Took me about maybe 30 minutes. Here is one of the old plugs. I was in aweat how quickly I was able to change them. As when i had my Santa Fe V6, those took me an hour...
  2. Tinted taillights

    New Member Introductions
    Fun DIY project tinting the taillights on my 2015 Kia Soul
  3. Cranky Door sound from front end. 2010 Soul

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Well, Back in November, I had my Sway bar links, Passenger side Control arm and ball joint, and all the pads and rotors done on my car. The Brakes have had to be REDID, and now the Control Arm and Ball joint had to be redone as well. Lesson Learned, NEVER let a used car lot do the work on...
  4. is there a diy for the 2014 manual trans fluid change?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I can only find info for older models. And i also saw conflicting information about which mtf to put in because kia changed the recommended fluid? Can you change the fluid without lowering the car from jackstands? i only have those plastic ramps. Any information is appreciated.
  5. DCT transmission adjustment DIY !

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I just discovered rather accidentally, and then figured out the particulars to force the transmission controller in my 2018 KIA Soul (Turbo with the Dual Clutch Transmission) to self calibrate the clutch touch adjustment. Normally this is done at a dealer using the KDS diagnostic tool. If...
  6. Carfiel Enterprise Strut Bar Install DIY

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    Good day all, Since no installation instructions are provided with the strut bar if one were to purchase it, I've decided to do a short write-up on how to install it in order to make things simple. Tools you will need: - Small flathead screwdriver or knife - 14 mm hex nut socket with rachet...
  7. DIY - How to change steering coupler

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    My 2012 Kia Soul + 2.0 L needs new steering (MDPE) coupler. I have bought the coupler from dealer and tried to replace it myself. I have watched some videos of Sonata and Forte replacements.. but could not find any for Kia Soul. I have removed 2 nuts under the steering but could not drop the...
  8. AC Recharge: DIY or have it done

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hi there! I have a 2015 Soul Base model. I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, have had the car almost 3 years and use the AC about 5-6 months out of the year. It has started blowing intermittently warm air when I have the AC on. I'm thinking the refrigerant needs to be refilled, but I'm trying...
  9. Is replacing the fuel level sensor a DIY project?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hey guys. The check engine light is on in my 2014 Soul EX. Pulling code P0461 -- Fuel Level Sensor. As far as I can tell, the actual gas gauge is working fine (i.e., it's reading full when I fill up, and slowly drops to empty as I drive throughout the week). It's done this before (same code)...
  10. DIY Oil change

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I am a new Soul owner (2 weeks) I have always done my own oil changes on past cars. I just took a quick look under her today. im getting old and getting on the ground takes a little effort lol. Anyway I noticed that plastic cowling covering the filter and oil pan I did see the cutouts for the...
  11. Anyone ever try DIY window tint

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    So i live in ny and now part of getting an inspection is checking window tint. My front door windows are a little to dark to pass so i have to remove it to pass. I like my 50 tint and my choices are paying a guy another 100 bucks a year to redo it. Or try some of that pre cut diy tint for 15...
  12. DIY cold air intake

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Hi I have a 2011 1.6 diesel Soul and have looked everywhere but can't find a cold air kit for the 1.6 so I'm hoping to make my own? Has anyone else done this and was wondering what you used? And how did you get on with connecting maf sensor any help would be great thanks
  13. FYI Chilton DIY Online Repair Manual

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Chilton's now supports the Soul with an online manual.... 2010 through 2016 2012 Kia Soul Auto Repair Manual - ChiltonDIY
  14. Update to DIY Cold Air/SR Intake #NotYourGrandmasSoul

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    Previously I had talked about the DIY short ram intake and how simple it was. Well, after some time of looking over things and using a part or two from the factory air box/ assembly, I think we're on the right track. In order to do this you'll need to remove the entire factory air intake and air...
  15. For what it's worth Cold Air/Short Ram DIY

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I'm sure this has already been covered in some way so apologies in advance. Some CAI or short ram intakes can be pricey sometimes. I found I saved a good bit of money by doing it myself. If you're wanting to do it yourself, it's pretty simple and takes about an hour, maybe less. Your local auto...
  16. DIY 3 Stage Fuel Service?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Is it possible for one to do the 3 stage fuel service themselves? Dealership service keeps nagging me after oil changes about getting this done, but I don't feel like shelling out close to $200 for something I could do myself if it's not too involved. I'm not extremely handy with cars. I can...
  17. My DIY of adding factory fog lights to my 2015 Base Soul

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I've added Fog Lights to my 2015 Base Kia Soul. I do see a noticeable difference with visibility having them activated. I disliked the ugly push button that comes with the Wiring Harness so I decided to do some self modifications to make it look more professional. I wish I had taken the time...
  18. AllData DIY Discount Code

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Code DIY2016. $14.95 / year. Expires January 15, 2016.
  19. DIY Heated Seats

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    These steps/pics are for reference use only, your vehicle may differ. This was performed on my 2012 Base MT. I did all this like 2 months ago, so I'm trying to pull all this from my memory and pics, sorry. Any questions, ask and I'll try to help. The kit and hog ring pliers I bought. I also...
  20. 2012 Led Ring Front Speakers - Add a new color?

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Has anyone successfully hacked the led light speaker rings to make a new color other than the standard 8(ish) color options? I want to make a brown option to match my Redrock edition. I assume that voltage is the key, but I'm no electrical engineer. Any thoughts?
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