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  1. 2017 Exclaim Struggling to Start

    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...
  2. 2010 Soul 2.0 5M Starter - Puzzler Question

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I just pulled the bad starter from my 2010 Soul+ 2.0l 5M, and the replacement I got from Rock Auto was a little longer at both ends than the one that came out. I checked the specs on the website, and the part number was correct for my manual trans, so I figured maybe it was a manufacturer...
  3. Starter or something else??

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Alright, I have a 2011 Sport, just shy of 170K... have had very few troubles with the car. My ex-wife had a bad habit of "topping" it off, so I do have purge valve issues so I do not shut it off when I fill up. The issue I'm having and questioning, is no crank. Everything works but it won't...
  4. Remote starter question, Rear hatch

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Got a remote starter installed when I got my soul. I start the car with the remote start, then I push the button again to unlock, the rear hatch will not open unless I open a random door first. I talked to the people who installed it, They said it works how ever Kia designed it. The kia dealer...
  5. 2010 Kia Soul ! 2.0 Automatic - Starter Replacement - Warning

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Don't have a shop or service manual. I searched everywhere, and could not find a How to, or diagram of where the starter was located to begin with, along with anything regarding the removal or installation. I've done it too many times on cars going back to the 80s. Easy, 2 screws, I believe...
  6. Recommendations for a portable jump starter to keep in the glove compartment

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    This is actually for my wife's 2003 VW Bettle but it applies to the Soul as well since they have the same size motors. Does any one have any brands/sizes that they have used and can recommend? She wants the small lithium battery type since her VW has a battery drain that no one has been able to...
  7. Looking for Remote Starter (2016) Owner's Manual

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hello. I was wondering if anyone had a owner's manual for the remote starter (2016) that they could share? I have looked and can't seem to find mine right now and couldn't find one on line. I am having trouble getting mine to start when using the smart key. It worked fine until this week. It...
  8. Single Button 2-way Remote Starter

    Soul Accessories (Gen 2)
    I want to add remote start to the Soul and I just want the single button variety. The problem I am running into is that I like the 2-way feature so you get a notification that the car has started/running, however, most kits I have seen come with two remotes but only one of them is 2-way. Can...
  9. 2014 Soul starter

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I've been having this problem recently where the Soul refuses to start and I have to remove the key and try again about 3-4x before it starts. It doesn't happen all the time. I got the battery replaced about 15 months ago, so I know its not the battery. I suspect its the starter. This car may be...
  10. 2012 Soul... needs new starter?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Took 4 attempts to start car yesterday morning. Finally, on the 4th attempt, it started. Appeared to have significant hesitation when attempting to roll over. Took to the dealership, and they're reporting that the starter needs replaced. It's a 2012 +, has a little less then 89k miles... has...
  11. Remote Car Starter

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hey guys. With the winter weather upon us I figured I'd start checking out good deals on remote car starters. Once of my friends said that I should check if I have an immobilizer on my key fab and that will let me know what remote car starter I will need along with other parts if I have one. Has...
  12. Starter stuck with a manual transmission; had to pop clutch inR (4x)

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all, i am new here; have had my kia for a year, had and awful experience with Phil Smith Kia in Lighthouse point; and pretty much have stayed away from anything kia, since the purchase because corporate did nothing, gm- did nothing; I was an educated tomboy who came in knowing specifically...
  13. Soul remote starter not starting

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hey guys, Having a hard time getting remote starters to turn vehicle on. Doors will lock but the headlights don't flash as when I use the key that came with the vehicle. When we first received the 2015 soul she died mid drive and would not turn over. The dealer claimed we used the remote...
  14. Car Starter

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Hi All. I bought my wife a remote starter for her 2010. Had issues with the install and installer right from the start (Future Shop). So after its suppose to be all good, when the wife starts it with the remote, the defrost,heater does not come on, even though she does have them all turned up...
  15. 2010 Soul starter replacement

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello, Does anyone have a video or steps for a starter replacement? I have tools and some mechanical skills, but I can't find any information on the procedure. I'd like to know how to replace the starter and the level of difficulty. Thank you, Jay
  16. Soul with Push Start but intermittently doesn't start (starter just spins and spins)

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Our 2011 White Tiger has done this on/off since we got it a couple years ago but never been able to pinpoint the issue. Was hoping someone else might have had this issue. First thing to note is this happened before the brake switch replacement and still does to this day. My wife will get in...
  17. 2011 Remote Starter Not Working

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    When trying to start my car with the remote starter. The horn beeps three times and the car does not start.
  18. Looking for Remote Starter and Keyless Entry for 2012 Soul Manual Transmission

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Anyone know of a good/cheap remote starter and keyless entry option for my M/T 2012 Kia? Sent from Free App
  19. Unique issue with newly installed car starter????

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    First quick summary: I was on my way to pick up my Soul when I get a call from the salesman telling me that they did not have the title (car was used) and I should not make the 1 hour trip to the dealer. Mind you that I had already took the day off from work and started my trip. Needless to...
  20. Remote Starter for 2013 Soul Exclaim

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I've been looking for information on a remote starter for my new 2013 Soul !. I know there are other threads with remote starters but none talk about the ! with the smart key. Just wondering if anyone has had this installed and for how much. I figure they need a module for push button start...