Kia Soul: Speaker Repair procedures - AVN System - Body Electrical SystemKia Soul: Speaker Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Body Electrical System / AVN System / Speaker Repair procedures

Inspection
1.
Troubleshooting for Speaker
(1)
Basic inspection of speaker
Inspect the sound from speaker after verifying that the speaker mounting screws are removed and the wiring connector is connected precisely to eliminate vibration transmitted from body trims and surrounding parts.

(2)
Troubleshooting by Case
No.
Case
Inspection/Remedy
1
Trembling sound
1)
Before replacing the speaker, inspect that the mounting screws are installed properly.
2)
After re-installing the speaker, verify that no trembling sound is heard.
3)
When a trembling sound is heard again, replace the speaker with new one.
2
Noise
1)
Check if the wiring connector is connected properly. If not, reconnect the wiring connector.
2)
When a noise is heard on turning radio on, replace the speaker with a new one.
3
Poor working
Inspection of the wiring connection between the battery and the speaker
1)
Before replacing the speaker, inspect the wiring and connections in the speaker circuit.
2)
Check the supplying power to the speaker and the resistance, and then inspect the sound quality.

3)
If the speaker works poorly, replace it with a new one.

   
When handling the speaker :
Dropping or rough handling of the speaker can cause damage.
Be careful not to spill water or oil on the speaker.
Caution when dealing with speakers as the diaphragm is made of paper and can be easily torn by impact and external force.
Electrical mishandling of speakers is not covered by manufacturers warranty.
Removal
   
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
   
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
Front Speaker
1.
Remove the front door trim.
(Refer to Body - "Front Door Trim")
2.
Remove the front speaker (A) after loosening the screws.

Rear Speaker
1.
Remove the rear door trim.
(Refer to Body - "Rear Door Trim")
2.
Remove the rear speaker (A) after loosening the screws.

Tweeter Speaker
1.
Using a screwdriver or remover (A), remove the speaker grill (B) from the side air vent.

2.
Separate the tweeter speaker (A) after loosening the mounting screws.

3.
Remove the tweeter speaker (B) after disconnecting the connector (A).

Installation
Front Speaker
1.
Install the front speaker.
2.
Install the front door trim.
Rear Speaker
1.
Install the rear speaker.
2.
Install the rear door trim.
Tweeter Speaker
1.
Connect the connector.
2.
Install the tweeter speaker and tweeter speaker grill.
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