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Kia Soul, Hatchback
#172 of 223 Re: tab [harryhess1]
Nov 25, 2012 (7:01 am)
yes that's a bit of a dumb reply. I'm actually a bit surprised that KIA didn't just put in a finger notch on that cover, which is what they do on the Rondo, at least that way nothing would beak.
However, that cover is pretty light so the only way the loop would break is trying to lift it with something heavy on top of it. If mine ever broke I would be more inclined to replace it with something a bit more substantial like a small knob or small t-handle, I wouldn't bother with warranty on something like that (it would only be a few bucks and it would cost me more in gas to go to the dealer - I'm 45 minutes away, one way), otherwise you are just getting the same thing back again - just a thought!
Dec 27, 2012 (11:03 am)
Harry here again, how do you light up the speakers?? I see the dial on the left that says mood or mode and radio but what lights up. Of course I have not driven it at night but I would think I could see it in the day light. Thanks Harry
#174 of 223 Re: speaker [harryhess1]
Dec 27, 2012 (3:52 pm)
it can be difficult to see in the day, and its not really as effective anyway. It is explained in your owners manual. Depends on the setting whether its going to the pulse of the music or in the mood setting. The + and - toggle switch is increasing or decreasing the intensity. There is no mention of radio just OFF, MUSIC and MOOD.
It only works on the two front door speakers. Need a strong beat to show in the MUSIC setting. MOOD cycles through about 6-8 different colours, but you can lock onto one if you wish.
#175 of 223 Re: speaker [conwelpic]
Dec 27, 2012 (7:24 pm)
thanks, I think you took the wrong picture but you are correct there is no mention of radio, when it gets warm at night I will go out and try it, I was looking at the dash speaker and thinking, that would distract my vision if it changed colors. I will consecrate on the door speakers. Thanks again you are very helpful. My wife tells everyone she know that every woman should have a kia soul. She just toots around town and in the parking lots so easy, she likes the easy to turn and the smallness of the vehicle and she is 79 also. Harry
#176 of 223 Re: speaker [harryhess1]
Dec 27, 2012 (8:58 pm)
no I didn't its just that you only see half the picture on this column. Just right click on the photo and select view image. (Firefox) or if you use Chrome, right click and select open image in a new tab
If you set in the mood, its like having foot-well lighting and you get to pick which colour you want too.
Dec 28, 2012 (12:20 pm)
ok, here I go again, I have the eco package, as I read it says I have sg, stop and go, what does that mean? I know it gives me auto on lights and larger tires but the other I do not understand. Harry
#178 of 223 Re: eco [harryhess1]
Dec 28, 2012 (3:24 pm)
are you sure, because by now you shouldn't have to ask that question. If it has ISG (idle stop and go) then it shuts down the engine each time you stop providing it meets certain conditions, so do you have this feature or are you getting it confused with ACTIVE ECO?
Sure wish this forum would allow you to provide your location and what you are driving with each posting. I had to backtrack to remember what vehicle you purchased.
It was a 2012 Soul + model, that vehicle never had a ECO PACKAGE (it was only on the 1.6L model that year), its only become available as an option for the 2013 + models.
Dec 28, 2012 (7:33 pm)
I guess I have the active eco thing because the engine does not stop, I have the push button on the dash which turns on a light that says eco, which I assume means it is using less gas when the light is on. I should read my book, you are correct.
#180 of 223 Re: eco [harryhess1]
Dec 28, 2012 (8:25 pm)
when you active it, it tweaks the transmission and engine for maximum economy, but at the cost of performance. I can certainly know when its on, I haven't found its been of much help in economy for my use, but this could vary depending on the persons driving.
When you push the button, it will stay on even when you shut the engine off, so you don't have to keep turning it on each time you drive the car, you will also have a reminder light on your gauges.