Kia Soul: Heater Unit Replacement - Heater - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Heater Unit Replacement

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Heater / Heater Unit Replacement

1.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2.
Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.
3.
When the engine is cool, drain the engine coolant from the radiator.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - Coolant)
4.
Remove the cowl top cover.
(Refer to Body - "Cowl Top Cover")
5.
Remove the bolts and the expansion valve (A) from the evaporator core.

Tightening torque :
7.8 ~ 11.7 N.m ( 0.8 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 5.7 ~ 8.6 Ib-ft)

6.
Remove the expansion valve flange (A) after loosening the screws.

  
Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
When installing, replace with a new O-ring (B).
7.
Disconnect the inlet (A) and outlet (B) heater hoses from the heater unit.

  
When disconnecting the hoses, engine coolant will pour out of the hose. So drain the coolant into a clean drip pan.
8.
Remove the inlet and outlet heater hoses flange (A) after loosening the nuts (B).

9.
Loosen the cowl cross member mounting bolts (A).

10.
Remove both sides of front seat assembly.
(Refer to Body - "Front Seat Assembly")
11.
Remove the floor console assembly.
(Refer to Body - "Floor Console Assembly")
12.
Remove the center fascia panel.
(Refer to Body - "Center Fascia Panel")
13.
Remove the crash pad lower panel.
(Refer to Body - "Crash Pad Lower Panel")
14.
Remove the glove box housing.
(Refer to Body - "Glove Box Housing")
15.
Remove the crash pad center lower panel.
(Refer to Body - "Crash Pad Center Panel")
16.
Remove both sides of the front pillar trim.
(Refer to Body - "Front Pillar Trim")
17.
Remove both sides of the cowl side trim.
(Refer to Body - "Cowl Side Trim")
18.
Remove the steering column shroud lower panel.
(Refer to Body - "Steering Column Shroud Panel")
19.
Remove the steering wheel.
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Wheel")
20.
Remove the multifunction switch.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Multifunction Switch")
21.
Lower the steering column after loosening the mounting bolts.
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Column and Shaft")
22.
Remove the rear airduct assembly (A).

23.
Remove the shift lever assembly.
(Refer to Automatic Transaxle System - "Shift lever")
24.
Disconnect the airbag control module (SRSCM) connector (A).

25.
After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts, then remove the cowl cross bar center bracket (A).

26.
Disconnect the passenger compartment junction box connectors (A).

27.
Remove the passenger compartment junction box mounting clips (A).

28.
Disconnect the multi box connectors (A).
[Driver's]

[Passenger's]

29.
Disconnect the connector (A) and the mounting clips (B) in the front pillar.
[Driver's]

[Passenger's]

30.
Remove the drain hose (A).

31.
After loosening the bolts remove the main crash pad and cowl cross bar assembly (A) together.

32.
Disconnect the heater & blower unit connectors.
(1)
Disconnect the Intake actuator connector (A) and then remove the wiring mounting clips.

(2)
Disconnect the blower motor (A), temperature control actuator (B), mode control actuator (C) connectors and then remove the wiring mounting clips.

(3)
Disconnect the evaporator temperature sensor (A) field effect transistor air conditioning resistor (B) connectors and then remove the wiring mounting clips.

(4)
Disconnect the cluster ionizer connector (A) and then remove the wiring mounting clips.

(5)
Remove the heater & blower unit wiring mounting clips (A).

33.
Remove the mounting clips (A).

34.
Loosen the heater and blower unit mounting bolts (A)

35.
Remove the heater and blower unit (A) from the crash pad (B) after loosening the mounting nuts.

36.
Remove the heater unit mounting clips (A).
37.
Separate the blower unit (B) from the heater unit (C) after loosening the screws (D).

38.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
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