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  1. Hello from NC

    New Member Introductions
    Back in November of '18 I purchased my '15 Kia Soul base manual after searching for a smaller car which for me had to have a manual transmission. I never considered a Soul until I saw one online for a good price. After going and test driving mine I absolutely loved it. I bought it with 61K miles...
  2. Adding Keyless Entry & Cruise Control on LX Manual

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Hello all, I'm looking at purchasing a '20 Soul LX Manual. Does anyone know if the procedure for adding cruise and keyless entry will be similar to the Gen 2 models? I did a bit of digging, but didn't find anything related to the topic quite yet. Apologies if I missed it. Thanks, and looking...
  3. 2010 manual soul not starting

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I am having a tough time getting my soul started, at first it would start after 2 or 3 tries and now its after 20 tries. It's not the battery and it makes the starting sound but no engine sounds, and sometimes giving it a little gas while cranking it will make it start but not always. I...
  4. 2018 Soul Base Manual cruise control

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    I have seen the videos, and install seems easy enough. But where do I get an OEM kit for my Soul. All the kits require a heated wheel.....really, what is that? Remember I have a base manual which I love. The only kit I can seem to find is a cheesy after market stick looking devise for around 3...
  5. Owners manual not much help.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I searched for this but no joy. The manual tells you how to turn on eco mode. I do and the eco lits up green in the cluster. It also says when you restart the car it will still be in eco mode. When I restart sometimes the eco is not lit,is it still in eco mode ? My other question for you long...
  6. 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.
  7. 2018 Owners manual funny index

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I just got a 2018 with 32k miles from Hertz sales in Roseville. I was looking thru the manual for info on the jacking points so I could rotate the tires.. No "J" section in index.. Of course its under the "I" section titled "If you have a flat tire" That cracked me up. Mike
  8. Anyone try a manual 2020 yet and have impressions?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Anyone try a manual 2020 yet and have impressions? (I now have some! Also a warning) EDIT: Warning/FYI for anyone who is planning to drive a manual model. First gear is NOT just a matter of going left and up. Its hidden and you have to lift the reverse lock out to get it. I was in third...
  9. Soul 2011, 2.0L, service repair manual?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Does anyone here have the Service Manual for a 2011 Soul, 2.0L engine? And is willing to share it? I have the 2012 SM (both engines), and although the body and suspension are identical, the engine and transmission are different. And the steering is electrical, not hydraulic. I see the 2011 for...
  10. 2019 Base manual in Alien 2!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I just got a 2019 Base with a manual transmission in Alien 2. It must have been one of the last few available in the nation! As I was leaving the dealer (LaFontaine in Dearborn, Michigan), the sales manager said he just took a call from someone in Louisiana (I think it was LA)...
  11. 2013 Kia Soul base 6 speed Manual

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys! I love my soul more than anything tbh and i am excited to do more upgrades to it over time. I have some questions i need help with. I'm excited to join the community
  12. Cost for new clutch 2010 Soul Manual

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    What range of replacement costs of clutch parts+labor do you see in your area? Got a quote of just under $800 including resurfacing flywheel.
  13. Manual Transmission Souls and SHOPS

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey guys, Wanted to share a recent experience of mine. I was having issues getting my car into 1st and reverse. If you let the clutch off the floor just the tiniest bit, it would start to bog down the engine in first or reverse. Took it to One of the local transmission shops here in Indy that...
  14. Manual Trans Availabity

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Seems to be no interest in NorCal at all. 5 Local Dealers have none in stock. Closest ones are in LA, 500+ miles away. A friend that liked mine is taking the trek down to buy one. I'm doubting if KIA will continue them for the US market with such low sales numbers. Too bad, I really love mine!.
  15. Soul Manual

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Where is a good place to find information on how to disassemble my center console? I have a 2018 Kia Soul base model. I am looking to add a USB charging port for the rear seats. Thanks
  16. For Sale: 2011 Kia Soul 4u 5 speed manual

    For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Hi friends! Looking to sell my soul lol. Located in Toronto Ontario Canada. 132200 KM. The vehicle is black and comes fully loaded with quite a few mods. Suspension: HSD Coilovers EBC Stage 2 brake kit. (cross drilled rotors with red racing pads) Stillen front lip Vfiber side skirts with...
  17. Love my 2017 base soul with manual transmission...but need snow tires...

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, About one year ago I purchased a 2017 base with manual transmission, I love it. However, I live in the northeast and my experience last winter 'strongly suggested' switching out all weather to snow tires this coming winter and into the future. Snow tires/wheels are reasonable, but...
  18. 2013 + 2.0 Manual Low Compression?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I just picked up a 2013 Kia Soul + 2.0 manual, inspected it and all that and it seemed fine. When I park the car in gear with no parking brake, however, I can push the car enough to make the engine turn over while it's in first gear. The same will happen if I try to park it on any sort of...
  19. Bought a 2013 + 2.0 manual, hope it's not a clunker

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all, Bought a 2013 + 2.0 in manual transmission and the car looked pretty clean, but have been having issues where the engine compression is so low that it's turning over when parked in gear and I either push it or it's on a hill. Hoping to hear if this is normal behavior or not.
  20. Kia Soul 2015 Workshop Service Repair Manual .... confusion

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    A while back a fellow forum participant kindly posted a link to a manual available via Cost: US$14.95. I bought it, downloaded it and it tells me the manual is for a Kia Soul 2014-2014. Is that a typo? The website indicated that I was purchasing a 2015 manual. The...