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  1. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey so I just bought a mechanics special 2012 Kia Soul. I just wanted to post some of the things that I’ve noticed are wrong with the car. door locks- the hatch will not open unless the front passenger side door and the rear drivers side door are unlocked. The button on the door locks but...
  2. For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Part Number: 97250b2gq0ca Front Back Asking $75.00 shipped.
  3. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hi all, I just did some reading on AGM batteries, and saw the following: "AGM and other sealed batteries do not like heat and should be installed away from the engine compartment. Manufacturers recommend halting charge if the battery core reaches 49°C (120°F)". What? If this is true, why is...
  4. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    So recently I purchased the SSD short ram intake for my 2012 ! And I was planning on building a little cheapo heat shield to help block the heat from the engine. Has anyone else done this or has any ideas on a way to redirect more cold air to the filter? Any pictures or advice is much...
  5. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey guys. Last week I drove with my radio off for the first time in a long time and noticed a rattle coming from underneath at certain speeds/RPM's. I instantly thought of an exhaust heat shield. So today I go looking for the culprit and it was a heat shield, just not the main one. It was a...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I purchased my 2015 Kia Soul end of October and noticed I did not get much heat coming from the floor vent. Before I had a chance to get it to the dealer, a deer hit me and was in the shop for 5 weeks. Now that it is extremely cold out, I get very little hot air coming from any vent and at...
  7. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    My 14 Soul base, with 13587 miles on it has been taking close to 6 miles to reach the mid point of the heat gauge, this is where is has ran all summer and up until the past 2 weeks it only took 2 or 3 miles to warm up. Even after reaching its running temp, I have to drive another 25 miles before...
  8. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    There is not very much heat blowing out towards the floor; there is some, but not as much as I had in previous vehicles. Is this a Soul weakness or do I possibly have some misdirection or obstruction in my unit? The other vent directions seem to be working fine.
  9. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    2011 Soul Tiger. I have to turn up the temperature to at least 78 degrees to get heat in cabin. Then if I have switch on AUTO, heat will only come from floor. If I try to use mode for dash and floor, the AUTO will automatically shut off. Is it me, or is this the way it suppose to work?
  10. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello! I have problem with heating in my Soul. Fan is working good. The air is a little warm, but not heat. The temperature of the engine/oil is circa about 90C. The level of coolant is good. 2009r. Kia Soul 1,6 dohc cvvt What's wrong with my Soul? Please help me. Sry for my English.
  11. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2011 soul plus, 57k miles I use as a taxi. I sometimes find in hot weather to idle the car for air conditioning which is obviously not good to do but circumstances call for it. When I got the car in service the coolant was low so I had it drain and fill at a local repair place. Before...
  12. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello again! First off thanks for all your help so far! Its been a real eye opener to discover how much cool stuff is in this car! Any who, I read in a Toyota Echo forum.. :laughonfloor(yes, years ago & it was important.. please don't kill me!:rolleyes:) I currently live in Tampa...
  13. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey guys - No matter what I have my controls on, the inside of the car fogs up. Whether the heat is on or off, whether the AC is on or off. It's not like temp controls are new to me, I've owned a car before. But my Soul is a mystery. What could be going on?