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Has anyone here done this? I just added factory cruise control to mine last weekend so now that that's out of the way, I'm looking to add keyless as well. I understand factory keyless would likely be quite expensive so I have no desire to go that route. I'm looking for a simple lock/unlock button. I don't care about horns, lights, or even individual door locks. Just a simple lock all doors with the push of a button, then unlock them all with another push.

I see a couple of write ups on 2012 base model installs of a cheap aftermarket kit. I'd be fine with that. I'm just looking for any experience specific to the 2014.

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Hey Tunes12,

My friend and I both bought base manual Souls and this was our very first DIY upgrade. Thanks Shaggy for linking my original thread. I actually was able to install a basic Viper alarm system with ease. Once you have identified the color-coding of the car, the rest is pretty easy. However, I don't know if I would recommend this to a first time alarm installer. It can be trickier than you think. I wired in the dome light supervision which allows the internal lights to come on for 60 seconds after the car is unlocked. It is tedious to wire up, but way worth it in my opinion (most pro-alarm installers do not include it). I also chose to omit the cheesy alarm siren and hooked it up to the factory horn instead. With those two features, it really feels like a factory installed alarm. No complaints yet. Although I had to do some real bad things inside of an Audio Express to get them to share the wiring schemes with me. :sneakiness:
 

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Very cool! While I'm not a wiring expert I have tackled anything and everything car related in the past. I'm sure that once I know what wires I need to tap into, I can wire in the rest. Having said that...I would just be doing a basic keyless lock/unlock. I have no need for an alarm, lighting, siren, etc. I'd actually be fine with all 4 doors and trunk unlocking, then locking with the push of the button.
 

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2014 Soul keyless entry expirence

OK. I finally got my keyless entry installed. It took about 1.5 hours for my 2014 Soul base and about 20 minutes for my wife's 2014 Soul base.
First I purchased two of the Bighawks keyless entry systems from Ebay. $30.00 for both, including shipping.

1 Bighawk Alarm wires.jpg

I wanted to keep is simple, so I altered the wiring so the only connections I had were Lock, Unlock, Power, Ground, and 2 wires for parking lights. All other unused wires were removed from the plug of the keyless entry.

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The blue, yellow/black and black wires from the keyless entry unit were tied together. I plugged this connector into the black box and I was ready to begin wiring into the car.

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I removed the fuse panel and the plastic panel from under the steering wheel. I mounted the black box under the dash using plastic wire zip ties. The below picture shows the wires in the car that I attached into.

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The 2 purple wires for the parking lights from the keyless entry system attached to the Green/black and the Brown/black wires on the large white plug in the picture above.
The red wire for constant 12v power from the keyless entry system attached to the yellow wire on the large grey plug in the picture above.
The black wire for ground from the keyless entry system attached to the screw to the left in the picture above.
The yellow unlock wire from the keyless entry system attached to the yellow/black wire on the small white plug in the picture above.
The brown lock wire from the keyless entry system attached to the red wire on the small white plug in the picture above.
That’s it. Six wire connections and I have keyless entry for $15.00 and it functions flawlessly.
I hope this helps others who have been looking for information regarding 2014 Kia Soul base aftermarket keyless entry installation.
I'm not on this site every day, but if you want a PDF of the above with pictures, please message me with your e-mail and I'll send it to you.
 

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I am having trouble locating the Bighawks Keyless entry on ebay do you have a link or anymore info on them, please & thank you.
 

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I know you can find a large selection of alarms and keyless entry units on eBay. I would highly recommend DEI products. In my experience, they seem to hold up the best. Out here in the desert, it takes a tough alarm to with stand the scorching heat and DEI has never let me down. They make Viper, Python, Avital, Clifford, and more. I have posted a link from eBay for an Avital basic alarm (same one I installed in my Soul). It is $37 brand new with free shipping out of Los Angeles, CA. If you don't want the alarm portion you can forgo the siren. I hooked mine into the factory horn so it sounds like a stock alarm.

Avital 3100L 3 Channel Car Alarm System w 2 Remotes and Keyless Entry | eBay
 

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As far as the "bighawks" system, just about all the Ebay cheap keyless entry systems use the exact same Chinese box. I have the exact same box and mine came under a different label. So if you want one of the cheap ebay systems I wouldn't worry too much about brand. Mine works well though in hindsight I probably would have sprung for a little better system that had a little more range, but I'm happy enough with what I put in.
 

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OK. I finally got my keyless entry installed. It took about 1.5 hours for my 2014 Soul base and about 20 minutes for my wife's 2014 Soul base.
First I purchased two of the Bighawks keyless entry systems from Ebay. $30.00 for both, including shipping.


I wanted to keep is simple, so I altered the wiring so the only connections I had were Lock, Unlock, Power, Ground, and 2 wires for parking lights. All other unused wires were removed from the plug of the keyless entry.


The blue, yellow/black and black wires from the keyless entry unit were tied together. I plugged this connector into the black box and I was ready to begin wiring into the car.


I removed the fuse panel and the plastic panel from under the steering wheel. I mounted the black box under the dash using plastic wire zip ties. The below picture shows the wires in the car that I attached into.


The 2 purple wires for the parking lights from the keyless entry system attached to the Green/black and the Brown/black wires on the large white plug in the picture above.
The red wire for constant 12v power from the keyless entry system attached to the yellow wire on the large grey plug in the picture above.
The black wire for ground from the keyless entry system attached to the screw to the left in the picture above.
The yellow unlock wire from the keyless entry system attached to the yellow/black wire on the small white plug in the picture above.
The brown lock wire from the keyless entry system attached to the red wire on the small white plug in the picture above.
That’s it. Six wire connections and I have keyless entry for $15.00 and it functions flawlessly.
I hope this helps others who have been looking for information regarding 2014 Kia Soul base aftermarket keyless entry installation.
I'm not on this site every day, but if you want a PDF of the above with pictures, please message me with your e-mail and I'll send it to you.
AWESOME. Thanks for documenting this. I was planning on tackling this in the near future and this looks like it'll make it a breeze!
 

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If you search this item number on Ebay, 281301510303 , it is the exact one I purchased. I not recommending one type of system over the other. I'm just informing what worked for me at a great price.
 

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Mine came today and is installed using the Richsmag method (Thanks!) I used Quick Splice things... I originally bought the blue ones but they were too big for the wire sizes. You need the red ones (22-18). One thing to point out is that the package came with no instructions and the wires are NOT labeled. Make sure you follow the Richsmag instructions in this post. Also, when I finished it did NOT work! I was a tad concerned until I read the instruction page on the Ebay item I purchased. There is a little button inside the unit (had to pry off cover) that you must push so it can "learn" the remotes. Not too shabby for $15 and an hour in the garage... we'll see how well the product lasts (I am tempted to order another as a spare).
 

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Done! If you follow the steps Rischsmag mentions and remember to push the button in the box as mentioned in the post above to "learn" the remotes, you'll be good to go. I used a different ground bolt and I found open threaded bolt holes way up underneath on the left side of the firewall just above the hood latch. I used one of those holes to bolt the box to the car in addition to some very strong double sided tape. It's VERY secure.

Works like a champ! We'll see how long this cheap unit lasts but its pretty unbelievable for under $12 shipped.
 

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If you search this item number on Ebay, 281301510303 , it is the exact one I purchased. I not recommending one type of system over the other. I'm just informing what worked for me at a great price.
I order 2 Yesterday I cannot wait to install.
 

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I installed the unit and the lock /unlock does not work.the parking lamps blink and everything is hooked up. The remotest are programmed but no dice. I will troubleshoot when I have time. I will start with the 2 lock & unlock wires.
 

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Ok, I'm probably going to sound stupid asking this question but..........why didn't your souls come with keyless/alarm/etc? I got the base as well and it all came with the car. Key fob, alarm, lights, etc. Of course I got mine early (at the end of 2013). Did they make changes? Or is this dealer dependent?

*Edit* Looking back I see the people talking about doing this add-on have M/T. If this is the case then are you kidding me? A transmission means the difference between having factory keyless or not? WTF is that all about? If I'm wrong then ignore my rant. :D
 
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