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by AlanW55
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New owner, new member
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: New owner, new member

My HEV also has the variable regeneration paddles, and I find it's only possible to emulate smooth one-pedal driving on level 1. Levels 2 and 3 are too strong and sudden in operation, maybe the EV is set up differently? The brake lights only come on at level 3, so I don't think it's safe to use the ...
by AlanW55
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

So, David, have we sorted your problem?
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

So you know that the new Niro has an AUX socket, and where it is? Please enlighten us.
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

I think our friend is asking about connecting an ipod, not an iphone/ipad, via the AUX socket.
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: ipod connectivity Niro 2 self charge

My 2017 car had an AUX port next to the centre USB, my 2021 car doesn't. No mention of it in manuals, unless someone knows otherwise.
by AlanW55
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start

Not clear whether my suggestion has solved your problem. Not surprised that Kia couldn't solve your problem, it's a recurring theme in these forum.
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Niro self charging hybrid wouldn’t start

Have you tried changing the battery in your key? The immobiliser light should switch off when the key is detected, it won't if the battery is nearly flat. The key in my hybrid lasted around 3 years.
by AlanW55
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Niro PHEV won't charge on Wallpod
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Re: New Niro PHEV won't charge on Wallpod

The Niro spec says the charger for a PHEV is type 2 3.3kW. Is your wallpod compatible, it seems to come in many configurations.
by AlanW55
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Kia self charge hybrid - 100% battery charge
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Kia self charge hybrid - 100% battery charge

My HEVs have usually fluctuated between 30-70%. Lower charge after a lot of stop-start, higher charge after coasting down long downhills. I've never reached 100% charge, the management system probably won't allow it. As Winter comes in, your engine will probably run all the time on your short journe...
by AlanW55
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Auto Hold
Replies: 3
Views: 5874

Re: Auto Hold

Auto hold is a great idea in principle, but flawed in that it has to be turned on for every engine start, and the brake lights stay on. When I'm driving at night, I don't use auto hold, I just flick the electronic handbrake on, it does hold the car even in Drive and the brake lights go off. The hand...