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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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Hey Guys,

I decided I was finally going to bite the bullet and install an armrest console into my new Soul. The hardest part of this upgrade was finding the parts I needed and getting them shipped in. Everything else was pretty simple. For in-depth instructions on removing the console and putting the new one in, be sure to visit the kiatechinfo site or send me a message. Otherwise I figured I would give you guys the part number needed and attach a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

So the parts needed for my interior (I think these are pretty standard for all base manual Souls) the part numbers needed are:

84660-B2000BRS - This is for the armrest lid. Note that this is for the red stitched lid that came in the Red Zone edition Souls.
84611-B2100EQ - This is for the main black plastic console with cup holders etc.
84680-B2000EQ - This is for the internal box inside the console storage.
84670-B2100EQ - This is for the new back plastic cover since the old one would be too short.

And that's it. Those four parts and you can easily convert from the non-armrest console to the armrest with storage console. All other parts can be salvaged from what you already have. I spent about $225 with shipping, but not too bad considering these are all Kia factory parts. Let me know what you guys think.


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I bought a slide in arm rest with the storage box under it, lid opens up and has light inside and 3 usb ports, and the lid slides back to front for adjustment for , I think $85.00 so glad I got it.
 

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I bought a slide in arm rest with the storage box under it, lid opens up and has light inside and 3 usb ports, and the lid slides back to front for adjustment for , I think $85.00 so glad I got it.
Good job Cosmo. Armrest is the missing link.
 
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