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Hey Guys,

This is the process I went through to add cruise control to my 2014 base Soul with manual transmission. This has been a long journey but its finally paying off. One lesson learned was to never let the dealer discourage you. So below are the simple steps to follow to add cruise control in.

Step 1: Order the parts. All you need here is the physical cruise control switch and a new harness inside the steering wheel so that the cruise control switch can be plugged into the clock spring. Don't let the dealer tell you that you need anything else. The following part numbers are what I ordered. I'm not sure if these change for different colors, but if your current wheel looks like mine in the photos, these are the ones you need. It should be a little over $100. If they are charging much more than that, they may be ripping you off.

Part Numbers:
Steering wheel harness: 56190-B2400
Cruise Control Switch (Black): 96700-B2100ASB

Step 2:Remove the wheel. Unfortunately, to do this right the wheel needs to come off. First thing to come out is the airbag. There are 3 holes around the side of the wheel that allow access to the airbag release pins. You need a small screw drive to push on the release pins all the way around. After all the pins are released, the airbag slides out (no screws or bolts). Then you can disconnect the wiring going to the airbag. PLEASE DO THIS WITH THE BATTERY DISCONNECTED! With the airbag out of the way, unscrew the nut in the center of the wheel. Use a Sharpie to mark the wheel and steering shaft so that you can easily line the wheel back up when reinstalling (you don't want to have the wheel ****ed when you are driving straight). I was able to remove my wheel without a puller. If you are not using a puller, be very careful not to damage the threads on the shaft.

Step 3: Build the wheel. At this point, you will need to completely disassemble the back of the wheel. After removing the 6 or so screws, the black plastic cover should pop off. Remove the existing harness and install the new one plugging in the connections to all steering wheel switches. I highly recommend that you test it, at this point. All of the switches use the exact same plug. So if you mix them up your audio buttons will be setting the cruise control and Bluetooth could be changing channels. We don't want that. Install the new switch and reassemble to steering wheel.

Step 4: Reinstall the steering wheel. Be sure to line this up with the Sharpie markings you made in step 1. Tighten on the nut to the steering shaft. Make sure all plugs are fully seated into the clock spring. Reinstall the airbag. MAKE SURE THE BATTERY IS STILL DISCONNECTED. We don't want that thing going off on you. Once the airbag is plugged in and snapped into place, you are ready to enjoy your new cruise control.

I hope this helps everyone out there who really wanted this feature. I'm personally very happy. My local dealer wanted $699 for an aftermarket kit to be added. This was less than 1/5 the cost and gave me factory results.
 

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excellent job Billaz! I suspected this would be all you need, even though I don't have a 2014. Nice that someone took the plunge and gave it a shot.

2 notes for posterity: A, if you forget to mark the steering wheel, fear not. There should be an orientation dot on the shaft, or at least there was on mine. Just put the top of the wheel at the top of that dot. B, if you don't have a steering wheel puller, no problem. Loosen the steering column nut almost all the way but *don't take it off*. Then when you pull on the wheel from the back, it won't come flinging off and strike you in the head, or, worse, screw up your clock spring.
 

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Very cool, congrats to your DIY initiative!
Most cars today are pre wired for almost all accessories, even if they don't have them installed, it saves time on the assembly line, as you found out, you just need the switch and mabey a computer reset to make things work.

Also, dealers often never know or legally are afraid to tell you how to do this kind of stuff!

Jdmartin is correct, about the steering wheel nut, even if your using a puller, leave the nut on until the wheel breaks free, pullers can damage the top threads on the shaft!

Congrats again,good job!

Steve
 

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I do have a question though, was this Plug and Play or did you need a ECU Flash? From what you've all said, its Plug and Play, I'm just trying to figure this out before i take the plunge.
 

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I do have a question though, was this Plug and Play or did you need a ECU Flash? From what you've all said, its Plug and Play, I'm just trying to figure this out before i take the plunge.
It is plug and play. The capability is already built into the BCM.
 

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when you said to test it in step three, could you please describe your steps at this point. I'm in the same boat , base model with manuel trans and no CC. Just ordered parts. Thanks
 

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when you said to test it in step three, could you please describe your steps at this point. I'm in the same boat , base model with manuel trans and no CC. Just ordered parts. Thanks
Well, there's no real way to "test" the cruise control without going down the road. If the lights come on - they don't on the 2012/2013, but I seem to remember someone saying they do on the 2014 - you can just turn the key on and press the "cruise" switch. But doing this with the airbag out is going to throw your airbag light.

I personally would ignore the "test" instructions until the wheel is back together and you're driving down the road. Either it works or it doesn't, and you can still use the wheel if it doesn't work, and it takes a couple of minutes to take it all back apart. So put everything together, plug it in, put it back together, and give it a shot. If you get it plugged in right it should work no problem.
 

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when you said to test it in step three, could you please describe your steps at this point. I'm in the same boat , base model with manuel trans and no CC. Just ordered parts. Thanks
So to clarify on testing.... If you're not careful, you could jumble the connections going to each control. For example, your cruise control buttons are controlling your radio and Bluetooth buttons are adjusting the trip computer. So I recommend testing things out before you put it all back together. You can test the cruise prior to taking the car on the road by pressing the cruise button. If the light turns on in the cluster, you got it right. If you just changed your radio station, you may have it flipped. Hope this helps!!!
 

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Billaz, Excellent post. ~$70.00 and 45 minutes labor and now I have cruise also. Thanks so much.
I am very happy this worked for you! I am still loving mine. Next stop fog lights. Just got to let the wallet recoup.
 

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JUST added cruise control to my 2014 manual. Works great, I did a little research on a KIA web site and got wire schematics for the new harness so I did't switch up the connections. The Audio control has 6 wires( orange ,brown, pink, blue, yellow). Voice+Bluetooth has 4 wires(orange,pink,blue,yellow). Cruise control has 4 wires(orange,grey,red,yellow). and Trip cluster has 4 wires (orange,(black & green), red, .yellow). Also used a spark plug socket 13/16 to remove the wheel. Did not need a wheel puller, just loosened the nut and pulled it off.
Took about 45 minutes from start to finish, looks and works awesome.
 

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JUST added cruise control to my 2014 manual. Works great, I did a little research on a KIA web site and got wire schematics for the new harness so I did't switch up the connections. The Audio control has 6 wires( orange ,brown, pink, blue, yellow). Voice+Bluetooth has 4 wires(orange,pink,blue,yellow). Cruise control has 4 wires(orange,grey,red,yellow). and Trip cluster has 4 wires (orange,(black & green), red, .yellow). Also used a spark plug socket 13/16 to remove the wheel. Did not need a wheel puller, just loosened the nut and pulled it off.
Took about 45 minutes from start to finish, looks and works awesome.
good to post the correct wiring. As I pulled one old wire I just immediately plugged it from the new wire. The extra one went into the cruise control. I haven't run the car yet but all the functions worked that I tested, including the cruise light (2014).

A few of extra notes:

When you pull the airbag plugs you need to use your fingernails to pull up the orange tabs. That will allow you to pull the plugs assembly directly out of the airbag.

I ended up having to get a steering wheel puller. For some reason the wheel was sticking and definitely "popped" off with the puller. Unless you are very impatient you shouldn't need to buy a puller unless your wheel stuck like mine did...or buy it but don't open.

To remove the plastic where the cruise controls go push the plastic piece directly out the front of the steering wheel. It will pop out. Install the cruise the opposite way (slide in directly from the front).

Mark the steering wheel alignment after it is loosened and right before taking it off. My kids gave me the wrong kind of marker that wiped off too easily so I had to rely on my careful initial wheel alignment.

unhooking the battery WILL kill you trip A&B, mpg, average speed, etc. record you mileage at a minimim if doing the fuelly thing (oops on my part although i can back calculate the mileage. Clock is toast too. Radio, bluetooth, etc are all retained.
 

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Yeah, you lose all your stats when you disconnect the battery. But it is definitely better than running the risk of having that air bag go off while you're pulling it out. Small price to pay. Glad it worked for you. Awesome upgrade!
 

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Bill, you're my favorite new 'zonie! I commute from Broadway/Sossaman to 69th ave/buckeye everyday with a leadfoot. The difference in gas mileage between 65MPH and 75-80MPH is huge. This mod could pay for itself in the span of a few months! Going to order parts now! Thanks!
 

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Yeah, you lose all your stats when you disconnect the battery. But it is definitely better than running the risk of having that air bag go off while you're pulling it out. Small price to pay. Glad it worked for you. Awesome upgrade!
It just made me add the latest odometer reading to my fuelly entry in addition to all the other stuff I put on there.

Yeah. Ran a red light yesterday on accident because I was playing with the cruise control and watching the MPG. New toys...
 
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