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by MrFlibble
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: what other cars did you consider?
Replies: 24
Views: 27643

Re: what other cars did you consider?

Looked at the Leaf, was going to buy one used because of the significant price drops and my very short commute. However, the crash-test ratings on the corner to corner for the Leaf vs. the Soul EV were pretty damming. And after researching the Soul EV it had better features. Still got a 2016 Used Ki...
by MrFlibble
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.
Replies: 18
Views: 24800

Re: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.

http://autostopltd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/automatic-transmission.jpg That gear position has been around a long long time. People know it by muscle memory without having to look. Shifting into P while moving is a rare thing, people don't do it often. I haven't met anyone who is confused...
by MrFlibble
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.
Replies: 18
Views: 24800

Re: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.

B Mode is equavent to L mode on other systems. The Bolt has an L instead of B, but it is the same thing. I think B mode is great, because, in the case of the Soul, it absolutely charges the battery, and increases braking force through regen. I use D on the highway as I want a longer glide when my fo...
by MrFlibble
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: CarPlay and volume of calls and music
Replies: 3
Views: 11505

Re: CarPlay and volume of calls and music

The volume of music is great - the volume on a phone call is horribly low. I can barely hear the other person talking even at full volume.

With Bluetooth I can make myself go deaf from how loud the callers voice is.
by MrFlibble
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: CHAdeMo 84% limit
Replies: 10
Views: 20527

Re: CHAdeMo 84% limit

Kia isn't the only one with this limit as far as I am aware. CHAdeMo is fast. That is the main benefit - and the problem. Fast charging between 80-100% damages the battery. That's why the onboard car charger shuts it down. To top off, you want an L2 or L1 charger really. But then, of course, you car...
by MrFlibble
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Homelink system
Replies: 5
Views: 13764

Re: Homelink system

I just installed the OEM homelink/compass mirror. Wow it was easy. There are 18 pages of documentation - each page having four drawings and directions of how to install the mirror. I must say I am impressed. I don't know why Kia designed it to not just the already present wires (though I be you COUL...
by MrFlibble
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Homelink system
Replies: 5
Views: 13764

Re: Homelink system

Ok, the OEM mirror arrived, and it looks like the wiring for the homelink stuff needs to be added. Having said that, this has the most complete installation instructions I have ever seen for a part. Even if you have never removed body panels and routed wires, this gives you everything you need to kn...
by MrFlibble
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Homelink system
Replies: 5
Views: 13764

Re: Homelink system

I just found the OEM part: b2062adu01

It was $218 after shipping. It should be plug-and-play, but we will see when it arrives.
by MrFlibble
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Software out?
Replies: 18
Views: 19806

Re: New Software out?

NAM.08.47.44.552.004.1 is the older version of the maps. Once updated to the latest rev, it will be like I had in the pictures (unless it gets updated again). That's the strange thing. I am fully up to date! On your maps as well? My maps were at least 1 year out of date before I asked the dealer fo...
by MrFlibble
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2017 Soul EV page is up (kinda)
Replies: 18
Views: 26064

Re: 2017 Soul EV page is up (kinda)

vanillagorilla wrote:Lee Johnson in Kirkland just got their first '17. I bought the last '16 :D



I got mine used from there!

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