How to disable VESS (Virtual Engine Sound System) on 2020 (US)

Discussion in 'Kia Niro' started by Nelson1994, Sep 21, 2020.

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  1. kri

    kri New Member

    There is a slight gap right below the trunk opening latch and radiator in 2020 Niro EV. If look into this space, you will find VESS cable. Use a steel straw to push the cable lock which is facing towards radiator until you hear a click sound. that basically unlocks the cable. You can pull the cable right up to disconnect VESS. This took 2 minutes for me to disconnect. hope this helps.
    Below is the link to purchase steel straw from Amazon. its $2.
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  3. ENirogus

    ENirogus Active Member

    It would be great if you took a pic of doing this for people who want to permanently disable it.
    I am satisfied with the switch solution
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  4. I prefer to have the ability to control it, there are a lot of unconscious people walking through parking lots, even with the loud beeper. In these cases loud is safer.
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  5. ENirogus

    ENirogus Active Member

    In parking lots I have taken to letting it bong once, then shutting it off
  6. Danhen

    Danhen Active Member

    Anyone know what he is talking about? I can't figure it out.
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  8. Danhen

    Danhen Active Member

    Because my neighbors are dropping hints at how "cute" the forklift sound is. They are trying to be polite and diplomatic. I know when to take a hint. They don't think the sound is cute.
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  9. Jack W Kielsmeier

    Jack W Kielsmeier New Member

    I have a 2020 EX Premium. I "think" I see the connector but want to be sure. I made a quick video as to what I think I need to unplug. Is this correct?
  10. Jack W Kielsmeier

    Jack W Kielsmeier New Member

    It is the shown connector. You can use the straw kri mentioned above to unlatch it. I couldn't pull it up with the straw, but I was able to reach my hand in there and pull it up.

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