Kia Soul: Manual heating and air conditioning - Automatic climate control system - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner ManualKia Soul: Manual heating and air conditioning

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner Manual / Features of your vehicle / Automatic climate control system / Manual heating and air conditioning

The heating and cooling system can be controlled manually by pushing buttons other than the AUTO button.

In this case, the system works sequentially according to the order of buttons selected.

When pressing any button (or turning any knob) except AUTO button while automatic operation, the functions not selected will be controlled automatically.

1. Start the engine.
2. Set the mode to the desired position.
3. Set the temperature control to the desired position.
4. Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position.
5. Set the fan speed control to the desired speed.
6. If air conditioning is desired, turn the air conditioning system on.

Press the AUTO button in order to convert to full automatic control of the system.

Mode selection

The mode selection button controls the direction of the air flow through the

The mode selection button controls the direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.

Refer to the illustration in the Manual climate control system.

The air flow outlet port is converted as follows:

Vent mode (B, D)

Vent mode (B, D)

Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. Additionally, each outlet

Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. Additionally, each outlet can be controlled to direct the air discharged from the outlet.

Vent-Floor mode (B, D, C, E)

Air flow is discharged towards the face and floor.

Air flow is discharged towards the face and floor.

Floor mode (C, E, A, D)

Most of the air flow is directed to the floor, with a small amount of the air

Most of the air flow is directed to the floor, with a small amount of the air being directed to the windshield and side window defroster.

Floor/Defrost mode (A, C, E, D)

Most of the air flow is directed to the floor and the windshield with a small

Most of the air flow is directed to the floor and the windshield with a small amount directed to the side window defrosters.

Defrost mode (A, D)

Most of the air flow is directed to the windshield with a small amount of air

Most of the air flow is directed to the windshield with a small amount of air directed to the side window defrosters.

Instrument panel vents

The outlet port can be opened or closed separately using the thumbwheel.

The outlet port can be opened or closed separately using the thumbwheel.

Also, you can adjust the direction of air delivered from these vents using the vent control lever as shown.

Temperature control

Type A

Type A

The temperature will increase to the maximum (HI) by pushing the button ( The temperature will decrease to the minimum (Lo) by pushing the button ().

The temperature will decrease to the minimum (Lo) by pushing the button ( When pushing the button, the temperature will increase or decrease by 0.5C/1F.).

When pushing the button, the temperature will increase or decrease by 0.5C/1F. When set to the lowest temperature setting, the air conditioning will operate continuously.

Type B

The temperature will increase to the maximum (HI) by turning the knob to the right extremely.

The temperature will decrease to the minimum (Lo) by turning the knob to the left extremely.

When turning the knob, the temperature will increase or decrease by 0.5C/1F. When set to the lowest temperature setting, the air conditioning will operate continuously.

Temperature scale conversion

If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, the temperature mode display will reset to Centigrade.

This is normal condition. You can switch the temperature scale as follows; While pressing the AUTO button, press the OFF button for 3 seconds or more. The temperature scale will change from Centigrade to Fahrenheit, or from Fahrenheit to Centigrade.

The temperature unit (from C to F or from F to C) can be changed by using the User Settings mode of the LCD display.

Air intake control

This is used to select outside (fresh) air position or recirculated air position.

This is used to select outside (fresh) air position or recirculated air position.

To change the air intake control position, push the control button.

Recirculated air position

The indicator light on the button illuminates when the recirculated air position

The indicator light on the button illuminates when the recirculated air position is selected.

With the recirculated air position selected, air from passenger compartment will be drawn through the heating system and heated or cooled according to the function selected.

Outside (fresh) air position

The indicator light on the button does not illuminate when the outside (fresh)

The indicator light on the button does not illuminate when the outside (fresh) air position is selected.

With the outside (fresh) air position selected, air enters the vehicle from outside and is heated or cooled according to the function selected.

WARNING - Recirculated air

Continuous use of the climate control system in the recirculated air position can cause drowsiness or sleepiness, and loss of vehicle control. Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position as much as possible while driving.

WARNING - Reduced  visibility

Continued climate control system operation in the recirculated air position may allow humidity to increase inside vehicle which may fog the glass and obscure visibility.

It should be noted that prolonged operation of the heating in recirculated air position will cause fogging of the windshield and side windows and the air within the passenger compartment will become stale.

In addition, prolonged use of the air conditioning with the recirculated air position selected, will result in excessively dry air in the passenger compartment.

Fan speed control

The fan speed can be set to the desired speed by pressing the fan speed control

The fan speed can be set to the desired speed by pressing the fan speed control button.

To change the fan speed, press the button ( for higher speed, or push the button () for higher speed, or push the button () for lower speed. To turn the fan speed control off, press the OFF button and select ) for lower speed. To turn the fan speed control off, press the OFF button and select outside (fresh) air position.

Air conditioning

Push the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light will

Push the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light will illuminate).

Push the button again to turn the air conditioning system off.

Blower OFF

Push the OFF button to turn off the blower. However you can still operate the

Push the OFF button to turn off the blower. However you can still operate the mode and air intake buttons as long as the ignition switch is in the position ON.

Climate information screen selection (if equipped)

Press the climate information screen selection button to view climate information

Press the climate information screen selection button to view climate information in full screen mode.

System operation

    Automatic heating and air conditioning
    1. Push the AUTO button. It is indicated by AUTO on the display. The modes, fan speeds, air intake and air-conditioning will be controlled automatically by temperature setting. 2. Push th ...

    System operation
    Ventilation 1. Set the mode to the position. 2. Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position. 3. Set the temperature control to the desired position. 4. Set the fan speed con ...

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