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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 2nd generation 2014 to 2019 Kia Soul.

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2014-2019 Kia Soul Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of almost daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of your second generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 model years) Kia Soul can become weak or stop working entirley.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 2nd generation Kia Soul (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

3. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb located in the housing attached to the headliner above the sun visor of your Kia Soul, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Shift Lock Release Guide
Shift Lock Released

4. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to manually move your Kia Soul due to a dead battery, running out of gasoline or some other mechanical problem, you will first have to release the shift lock mechanism to shift the transmission into "Neutral".

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulbs Change

5. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the housing attached to the headliner above the rear passenger seats in your Kia Soul, check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

6. 2014-2019 Kia Soul A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your second generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) Kia Soul compact SUV hasn't been working well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty or moldy, you may need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Glove Box Light Bulb

7. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out glove box light bulb in your Kia Soul (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number), by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

8. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Interior Door Panel Removal & Speaker Upgrade Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM speakers in your Kia Soul, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement speaker sizes) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade

9. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the back windshield window of your Kia Soul during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

10. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a second generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) Kia Soul contain the brake (stop), reverse (back up), rear turn signal and two parking or side marker light bulbs.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for changing any of the bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image.

   


License Plate Light Bulbs

11. 2014-2019 Kia Soul License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb located in the rear bumper cover of your Kia Soul (or you'd like to upgrade them both to brighter LED units), check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

12. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in your Kia Soul (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.



 

2014-2019 Kia Soul Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

13. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your second generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) Kia Soul during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

To view my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail picture.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

14. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a Kia Soul contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and the front side marker light bulbs.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing any of the bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog Light Bulbs Change

15. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper cover of your Kia Soul (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

16. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Kia Soul is to check for a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Nu 2.0L GDI I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

17. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Nu 2.0L GDI I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the Nu 2.0 liter GDI inline four cylinder motor should be checked and cleaned at every oil change and replaced every 30,000 miles (or every 4 years or 48 months).

To view my DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

18. 2014-2019 Kia Soul 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Kia Soul on a cold morning and the original 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM battery's group size and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   


Nu 2.0L I4 Oil Change

19. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Nu 2.0L GDI I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 2nd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) Kia Soul running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Nu 2.0 liter GDI inline four cylinder engine.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the oil type and compatible replacement oil filter part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Nu 2.0L GDI I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

20. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Nu 2.0L GDI I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a Kia Soul equipped with the Nu 2.0 liter GDI inline four cylinder engine can last up to 105,000 miles before needing to be replaced.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide
Camshaft Sensors

21. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide

If the engine in your Kia Soul has a rough idle or has been stalling, the issue might be a failing or faulty camshaft position sensor.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Hood Lift Support Struts Replacement Guide
Hood Lift Support Struts

22. 2014-2109 Kia Soul Hood Lift Support Struts Replacement Guide

If the hood of your Kia Soul hasn't been staying up in the raised position by itself you may need to change the weak or failing gas charged hood lift support struts (also known as "dampers", "shocks", "prop rods" or "springs").

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Tailgate Lift Support Struts Replacement Guide
Tailgate Support Struts

23. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Tailgate Lift Support Struts Replacement Guide

If the tailgate door for the cargo area of your Kia Soul hasn't been staying up in the raised position by itself, you may need to replace the weak, failing or faulty lift support struts.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   


Front Brake Pads Change

24. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking, screeching, scraping or grinding noise coming from the front end of your Soul when you step on the brake pedal, you may need to change the front disc brake pads.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2014-2019 Kia Soul Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

25. 2014-2019 Kia Soul Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads tend to last about twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from 60,000 miles to over 100,000 miles.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the rear brake pads (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

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