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Great news everyone! for $150 you can add defrost / signal repeater mirrors to your Base Soul, I paid $150 for the pair and swapping only took about 20 minutes. Of course they came with black caps, which blends in decently & didn't bug me enough to track down or pay for silver caps. Below are photos of the job....its just take off / put on...the car is already wired up to accept them. You will need 10mm socket, #2 philips head screwdriver, thin regular screwdriver or butterknife to pry open the interior cover.


https://www.1aauto.com/2014-16-kia-soul-mirror-pair/i/1amrp01871?f=1119020&y=2016


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Looks great James! This is a great upgrade for some basers who don't have it.

I think the wiring was the big concern. Now you've proven it's already there. Brilliant!
 

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How many total wires you have coming out of that door connector? My 2015 base only has 5. You may also have the auto fold feature.

 

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Can I ask where you found them, and is there a switch to turn the defrost on and off, or do they stay on all the time when you turn the key on? Thanks.
 

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Can I ask where you found them, and is there a switch to turn the defrost on and off, or do they stay on all the time when you turn the key on? Thanks.
Hey Hawg, right above the photos in the original post is a link to where he got them. 1Aauto something or other.

Good luck!
 

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How many total wires you have coming out of that door connector?
If you blow up his picture, you can see that (unlike yours) he has two rows, and 2 green wires (can't see other wires on the lower row, but there may be more). I'd leap at this if it works, but gonna wait for warmer weather to see how many wires my 2015 has. I hate working on the car when it's 7F.
 

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I was sure that all the cars made in the same year have the same harness. That was the case with my Sonata mirrors too!
Attached is the diagram that I have for the 2015 Soul that shows all the circuits for heating and power mirrors. It shows 8 wires and defogger uses pins 4 and 5 (marked in the pic posted above).

 

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If you blow up his picture, you can see that (unlike yours) he has two rows, and 2 green wires (can't see other wires on the lower row, but there may be more). I'd leap at this if it works, but gonna wait for warmer weather to see how many wires my 2015 has. I hate working on the car when it's 7F.
all you got to do is pop that triangle trim on the inside, it would take you 5 seconds. I wouldn't be able sleep until I found out, lol.
 

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Love that this is an option for those without side-mirror turn signal indicators (although retrofitting should not be required since such side mirror indicators should be required on ALL new vehicles for safety reasons - to benefit all when people actually use turn signal indicators anyways!!! :nonchalance:)

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Love that this is an option for those without side-mirror turn signal indicators (although retrofitting should not be required since such side mirror indicators should be required on ALL new vehicles for safety reasons - to benefit all when people actually use turn signal indicators anyways!!! :nonchalance:)

Greg

Exactly! In Europe i think all cars are required to have side indicators, it helps to cut down on 2 cars trying to merge into 1 lane.
 

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Sweet! Adding to the Kia list on my Amazon account. James, can you park next to a black Soul and see how the paint match looks? What did you do for the heater switch inside?
 

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Sweet! Adding to the Kia list on my Amazon account. James, can you park next to a black Soul and see how the paint match looks? What did you do for the heater switch inside?
I ordered a set, should be here between Friday and Wednesday. I'll let you know how it looks on my black '16.
 

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Hey phunky, are you asking about how to turn the defrost heaters on the mirrors? The switch is just the defrost button (same one that turns the rear window element on). It serves dual purpose.

Should just be plug n play.
 

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Mine just arrived. They look great. They have a shiny black plastic look as opposed to painted, but I'm pleased. Going to install them on Sunday or Monday as it's going to be close to 50 degrees here.
Will post pics then.
 
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