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FWIW here's a guy who shows a center console removal (it's from an automatic, but the jist is the same)

 
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OEM ARMREST FOR 2014 KIA SOUL MANUAL TRANSMISSION OWNERS

For those who might be interested, I just finished the removal and install of the center console & armrest for the Manual Transmission 2014 Kia Soul. While it’s still fresh I wanted to share the steps I took....
Thanks for your write-up GeoSoul, I referred to it often while removing an armrest center console from a junker and then again when removing my center console in preparation of installing the "new" console.

Finally have the armrest center console in my car - only took me three years :)
 

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Thanks for your write-up GeoSoul, I referred to it often while removing an armrest center console from a junker and then again when removing my center console in preparation of installing the "new" console.

Finally have the armrest center console in my car - only took me three years :)
Thanks for your kind words Tosen. Doesn't having the factory armrest really complete the cabin? I hope you enjoy it for many years to come!
 

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...Doesn't having the factory armrest really complete the cabin?
It certainly does. And even though the armrest has to added in after the fact by the stick-shift owner, at least doing so is possible - do to ingenuity of forum members showing the way.

With info from the forum I added cruise control soemtime back and while I don't use it often it is nice to have when I make the occasional highway trip. Now having an armrest makes the car even more user friendly and accommodating.

Note: seems somewhat odd to me that my late eighties F-150 stick-shift has factory cruise control (and a flip-down hide-away armrest) but in this day and age no (US version) KIA Soul stick-shift can be purchsed with cruise control as an option nor an armrest.

I hope you enjoy it for many years to come!
Thanks - Me too.
 

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My suzuki sx4 was the same way, almost impossible to find a stick with cruise, and good luck on the armrest. Mine currently has both!

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It certainly does. And even though the armrest has to added in after the fact by the stick-shift owner, at least doing so is possible - do to ingenuity of forum members showing the way.

With info from the forum I added cruise control soemtime back and while I don't use it often it is nice to have when I make the occasional highway trip. Now having an armrest makes the car even more user friendly and accommodating.

Note: seems somewhat odd to me that my late eighties F-150 stick-shift has factory cruise control (and a flip-down hide-away armrest) but in this day and age no (US version) KIA Soul stick-shift can be purchsed with cruise control as an option nor an armrest.



Thanks - Me too.
I know what you mean. In Europe you used to be able to buy a fully loaded manual transmission Soul with cruise, armrest, leather & the works. The US only had slim pickings for the manual.

Now you can't even buy a gas powered Soul in Europe. EV only. I wish it would come to N America.

Kia Cancels Gas Soul In Europe, Only Electric Version Available
 
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