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New to the forum and I have a quick question.

I'm in the process of leasing a new Soul+ for my wife and I'd really like to get her the homelink mirror. The Soul I'm looking at the dealer does not currently have this option. Can I order the mirror myself and install, or is this a dealer only installed option?

I'm assuming there is a wiring harness somewhere in the headliner that would need to be plugged in, possibly a temperature sensor as well.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
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New to the forum and I have a quick question.

I'm in the process of leasing a new Soul+ for my wife and I'd really like to get her the homelink mirror. The Soul I'm looking at the dealer does not currently have this option. Can I order the mirror myself and install, or is this a dealer only installed option?

I'm assuming there is a wiring harness somewhere in the headliner that would need to be plugged in, possibly a temperature sensor as well.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
Good question. We are not getting the HOMELINK/COMP/TEMP mirror. Unless free since it is in car they find us and we will not reup the $ fee per month for it after the free period. Unless it is part of the XM/SAT $89yr fee we will be keeping. But there are two version listed for it. One with both ($280 option) and one with just the temp/comp ($185 option). One would think since it is a ON-STAR type of thing? it would be more. And that there has to be some sorta ON-STAR unit in car like GM has? Can it be that ALL SOUL's come with it in there dorment? Till you buy the mirror? Or does it work thru the XM/SAT Radio that is in them all anyway? Other wise the factory option is CHEAP! and to upgrade after the fact will be expensive and not jsut a mirror unit but the transmitter as well. Keep us posted. I am still not getting it, but am curious none the less now.

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New to the forum and I have a quick question.

I'm in the process of leasing a new Soul+ for my wife and I'd really like to get her the homelink mirror. The Soul I'm looking at the dealer does not currently have this option. Can I order the mirror myself and install, or is this a dealer only installed option?

I'm assuming there is a wiring harness somewhere in the headliner that would need to be plugged in, possibly a temperature sensor as well.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
to the forum with your first post - this might answer your question - go to the KGIS (kiatechinfo.com) site where they have a 14 page pdf brochure you can download on the installation of the EC Mirror w/Compass/Homelink (or one without Homelink) for the Soul.

Its under Technical Information / Publications / KIA ACCESSORIES - Installation Guides, Troubleshooting Guides, and Accessory Manuals and then go down the list for your model.

They also have them for the Forte and Sorento.
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Thanks for the information. Just picked up our new Soul + Titanium tonight and I received the pdf information on the install from another Kia forum. I'm going to buy the mirror and do the install myself, it looks pretty simple as long as I take my time and do it right!
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Good question. We are not getting the HOMELINK/COMP/TEMP mirror. Unless free since it is in car they find us and we will not reup the $ fee per month for it after the free period. Unless it is part of the XM/SAT $89yr fee we will be keeping. But there are two version listed for it. One with both ($280 option) and one with just the temp/comp ($185 option). One would think since it is a ON-STAR type of thing? it would be more. And that there has to be some sorta ON-STAR unit in car like GM has? Can it be that ALL SOUL's come with it in there dorment? Till you buy the mirror? Or does it work thru the XM/SAT Radio that is in them all anyway? Other wise the factory option is CHEAP! and to upgrade after the fact will be expensive and not jsut a mirror unit but the transmitter as well. Keep us posted. I am still not getting it, but am curious none the less now.
Not quite sure why you think there is a recurring fee involved. The homelink is a garage door opener not Onstar...
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Not quite sure why you think there is a recurring fee involved. The homelink is a garage door opener not Onstar...
Thank you, was confused. Thought HOMELINK was generic version of an ONSTAR (not free per month) type deal that is out there. Where one mirror had it and TEMP/COMP and other mirror did not and only the TEMP/COMP. Again thank you for this. Me bad had brain frezze for a bit. NOW I really am NOT getting it ever in a car much less the SOUL we will be getting if it is a glorified DOOR OPENER! The remotes we got work for three diff doors now. And this is way fine with me to NOT need to spend $280. Heck if this one goes bad it only $26 now. For $280 I do not need the luxury of no battery to worry about. I have not had issue with once a year putting a $4 one in and doing it in under five mins before it deprograms itself. Much better like the idea now that all I have to do each month after the three months free from KIA is pay teh @$89 a yr XM/SAT I have seen advertized to keep it.
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One of the many annoying realities of car ownership is the fact that a car's rearview mirror is, by necessity, attached to the inner windshield with adhesive. The adhesive is typically a strong one -- it's usually easier to break the glass than to detach the mirror -- but heat and humidity can work together to weaken its bond with the glass. And there are few places that concentrate heat and humidity more than an enclosed car. Even in mild weather, this can break loose the rear view mirror.

If it happens that you're presented with a dangling mirror one day when you unlock your car, don't despair. It's just one of many small automotive irritations, but it can be dealt with -- and you don't have to pay a mechanic to fix it.
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