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Kia Soul Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance tutorials for the 1st generation 2009 to 2013 Kia Soul.

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Kia Soul Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Soul Key Fob Battery

1. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the combination metal ignition key and keyless entry remote control can become weak or quit working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for replacing the key fob battery in a 2009 (Asia markets) or 2010 to 2013 (U.S.A. & other markets) Kia Soul by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

Kia Soul Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Soul Map Light Bulbs

2. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 2009 (in Japan, Korea, etc) or 2010-2013 (USA models) Kia Soul, check out my DIY tutorial including the replacement bulb part number by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Soul Cabin Air Filter

3. 2009-2013 Kia Soul HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your 1st generation Kia Soul isn't blowing as hard any more or it smells a bit musty, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter in the blower motor housing.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Soul Glove Box Light

4. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide

 

   

Kia Soul Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Soul Dome Light Bulb

5. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Kia Soul Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Soul Door Panel Removal

6. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

In order to upgrade the OEM door speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace the power window motor in your 1st generation Kia Soul, you'll first need to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out my detailed DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Soul Rear Wiper Blade

7. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out the back windshield window of your 1st generation Kia Soul, you probably need to change the wiper blade.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Soul License Plate Lights

8. 2009-2013 Kia Soul License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
   

Kia Soul Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Soul Tail Light Bulbs

9. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a 1st generation (2009 in Korea, Japan, etc. and 2010-2013 in the U.S.A.) contain the parking light, rear turn signal, reverse and brake lights bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Soul Cargo Light Bulb

10. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide


 

Kia Soul Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Soul Headlight Bulbs

11. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Kia Soul contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and front side marker light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Soul Windshield Wipers

12. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out the front windshield window of your 1st generation Kia Soul, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure, including replacement blade sizes in inches, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Soul Engine Air Filter

13. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element in a 1st generation Kia Soul should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced when dirty.

Check out my guide for cleaning and changing the filter in a 2012 and 2013 Soul with the Hyundai Nu 2.0L motor, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide
Soul 12V Car Battery

14. 2009-2013 Kia Soul 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

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

To view my DIY tutorial for removing the old battery and installing a new one in the engine bay, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Soul Engine Spark Plugs

15. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

This spark plug change or "tune-up" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2012 and 2013 Soul with the Hyundai Nu 2.0L I4 engine.

Owners of the 2009-2010 Soul with the 1.6L Gamma or 2.0L Beta II and the 2011-2012 model years with the 1.6L Gamma GDI motors should also find the DIY instructions to be helpful.

   

Kia Soul Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Soul Electrical Fuses

16. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The first step to troubleshooting any electrical problem with your 1st generation Kia Soul is to check for a faulty or "blown" fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including the fuse box locations, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Soul Vanity Mirror Light

17. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the headliner above a sun visor in your first generation Kia Soul, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image the left.

You may also choose to use brighter LED units instead of standard incandescent bulbs.

   

Kia Soul Nu 2.0L Engine Oil Change Guide
Soul Engine Oil Change

18. 2012-2013 Kia Soul Nu 2.0L Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 2012 or 2013 Kia Soul running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Hyundai Nu 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine.

Soul owners with the 1.6L Gamma, 2.0L Beta II or 1.6L Gamma GDI I4 engines may also find the tutorial to be helpful.

   

Kia Soul Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Soul Front Brake Pads

19. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The front disc brake pads of a 1st generation Kia Soul can last anywhere from 40,000 miles to well over 80,000 miles depending on your unique driving conditions.

To view my detailed DIY instructions for changing the front pads, including replacement part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Kia Soul Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Soul Rear Brake Pads

20. 2009-2013 Kia Soul Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads of a first generation Soul can last up to twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from 80,000 to over 100,000 miles depending on your driving style.

Check out my complete DIY tutorial for changing the rear pads by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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