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by beanman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14307

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Thanks so much for the search. I too am chalking it up to a software glitch. Like a BMS debug mode.
May not be a glitch, but a feature! Just have to figure out what it means.
by beanman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14307

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

I've read elsewhere of some people getting their dash consoles replaced under warranty due to the flashing issue you are mentioning. Sounds like it might be starting to fail? Thanks. The software engineer in me tells me that it's not failing but an indication of something. Perhaps a post to the tec...
by beanman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14307

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Interesting. I thought these were generic fobs and the truck release simply didn't do anything as it wasn't a power lift gate. I'm going to check that out. An observation: when driving this past weekend on an almost full charge, I noticed the lower portion the the battery charge meter, I think only ...
by beanman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 661
Views: 181168

Re: Soul Spy?

Trying it right now. Happy to share my data if it works.

Update: connected successfully. Am getting data. Keeps disconnecting and reconnecting and the previous version does not do that.
by beanman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14307

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

So I was emboldened to pop off the housing around the shifter. Was not too hard to pop off the shifter knob in neutral, and pull the console out and up. Disconnecting one of two harnesses front under the console helped move it almost all the way out of the way so I could take a look. Unless I missed...
by beanman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14307

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Yes, I noticed on the drive home that the part of the plastic assembly that includes the gear shift, about half the console closest to the front of the car, was secured so poorly that I dislodged it with little more than a fingernail and some pressure. So I'm going to check tonight. Since I can't ch...
by beanman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14307

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Wow, that's amazing. I figured the electrical/low voltage guy my dealer used left a disconnected wiring harness or two, but to find a second fob....Jackpot! I wonder how many cabs are similarly modified. So, with the car in the off position, through the gear into neutral and pop off both the knob an...
by beanman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14307

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

So the bars were removed and holes plugged and siliconed by a contractor of the dealer I bought at. They did so before it got to their lot for sale. The owner inferred that he paid about $400 and received a 2 year warranty. Hi did it on one or two Teo Leafs as well. He noted that getting someone to ...
by beanman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 14307

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Hi FueledUpRooster A couple of notes: 1) If it's the same tires as I saw on a few models in Toronto, those are not crappy winter tires, but upgraded all weather tires (Think snow tires you're allowed to use all year round). I'll leave it to others who know more about which tires are actually best fo...
by beanman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: New software update installation (video)
Replies: 44
Views: 24569

Re: New software update installation (video)

Quick installation question: 1) Should I pop out the SD card for Navigation from the top of the infotainment system and copy the update folder to the root? or 2) Can I load the same folder onto a USB key and pop it in the front USB instead? I haven't checked yet but is there enough room on the SDCar...

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