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I have a Kia Sorento EX Premium (KX-3) european version - made in Korea - with Navigation.Anyone with original Navigation (LAN8940EKXM) can tell me if it has external amplifier , center speaker and subwoofer ?
My car is MY2012 made in may 2012.

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I have a Kia Sorento EX Premium (KX-3) european version - made in Korea - with Navigation.Anyone with original Navigation (LAN8940EKXM) can tell me if it has external amplifier , center speaker and subwoofer ?
My car is MY2012 made in may 2012.

Thank you.
Sub should be in the back if you have it... open the rear hatch/trunk door and look to the left. I believe it is mounted there from what I've seen elsewhere. It will just kind of be in the left side wall...

 

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Thank you.
I know where these parts should be , but I have a dispute with my dealer and I'm interested if someone with similar trim have these parts.
 

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Because the different packages have different features based on the area the car was sold at I don't know if you'll have much luck. Somebody that works at a dealership may be able to run the VIN and tell you what the factory specs are supposed to include.
 

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So , I suppose I'm the only one in Europe who has a Sorento EX with original Navigation .:(
 

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Please , nobody from Europe in this forum ? I really need some information from an owner of Sorento (Korean build) with original navigation LAN8940EKXM.
Thank you in advance .
 

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Stick you head by the subwoofer area as in the photos.. If you don't hear anything, that should be your answer. The external amp is on the left under the rear seat. Center Speaker ? again.. is there a grill there and sound. Pretty big box with a multiple wire connector going into it.
 

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I ordered in may 2012 a Kia Sorento 2.2 AT 4x4 EX Premium (I think in UK is KX-3) with options :
-back-up camera
-bluetooh
-navi
-start button
Price :39.002 Euro . It arrived in 24.08.2012 . In the contract is written that it has center speaker , subwoofer and external amp. (like a Premium car) , so it has 8 speakers . I discovered that it has only 6 speakers and no ext. amp. I spoke to Kia Romania and they took my car for a week and retrofited with center speaker , subwoofer and external amp.When I got my car back the sound was even worst : I have eco in my car . Why ? Becouse the smart guys that instaled the missing parts , connected the center speaker and the subwoofer to the external amplifier and let the original 6 speaker connected to navi. After I made some investigation I told them that they should change the navi too . The reason ? The navi that has external amp. is with can-bus and no internal amplifier . They say there's no such thing . Meanwhile I became a Kia navi "specialist ".
So I needed this information becouse at this trim and price the car should have ext.amp.

@mbutkus. Thank you for infos.You're very kind.Believe me , I know how a subwoofer or an amplifier looks like. I'm an telecom and A/V specialist with over 25 years of experience .
If you ever need information about Navi or audio wires , connections , etc. be free to ask me . If I can I will happily answer you.
When you have time read this :http://www.kia-forums.com/2011-2013-xm-sorento-forum/83407-navi-witson-w2-c041.html

Keep in touch.
 
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