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by AlanHo
Mon Feb 05, 2024 10:36 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Tyres affect mpg?
Replies: 4
Views: 7232

Re: Tyres affect mpg?

I have a spreadsheet in which I record, every time I refuel the car, the date, exact amount of fuel added, the odometer reading and it calculates the mpg for each tank and the cumulative overall mpg since I bought the car. My current 2021 GD 3 with 18" wheels has averaged 51.7 mpg over its 19,9...
by AlanHo
Wed Nov 08, 2023 11:01 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Hybrid Cars With 12 volt Lo-ion Battery Integrated with Traction Battery Under the Rear Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 23659

Re: Hybrid Cars With 12 volt Lo-ion Battery Integrated with Traction Battery Under the Rear Seat

My 2017 Niro Hybrid had the 12v lead acid battery in the boot - but it also had the vents in the rear seat to get cooling air onto the traction battery.

My present car is a 2021 Niro Hybrid with a 12v lo-ion battery under the rear set as depicted in the video.
by AlanHo
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:41 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Hybrid Cars With 12 volt Lo-ion Battery Integrated with Traction Battery Under the Rear Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 23659

Hybrid Cars With 12 volt Lo-ion Battery Integrated with Traction Battery Under the Rear Seat

If your Niro Hybrid does not have a 12 volt battery in the boot - it will have a 12 volt Lo-ion battery alongside the traction battery under the rear seat.

You may find this video interesting

by AlanHo
Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:14 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Cruise Control SEt Speed not Displayed
Replies: 4
Views: 14657

Re: Cruise Control SEt Speed not Displayed

An update on my car not showing the cuise control set speed.

My car went in for its 2 year service and a KIA update yesterday. I had asked them to correct the cruise problem - and they did.

I can now see the cruise set speed in the display.
by AlanHo
Tue Aug 01, 2023 10:17 am
Forum: Kia e-Niro
Topic: eNiro Reversing beep
Replies: 4
Views: 12171

Re: eNiro Reversing beep

I have the same problem and browsed lots of NIro forums in a number of countries to see if anyone had solved the problem. The only solution I found was a member of the USA Niro Forum posted a way to do it. The dashboard dismantling and wiring mods that are required are way above my bravery and skill...
by AlanHo
Sun Jul 23, 2023 8:05 pm
Forum: Kia e-Niro
Topic: eNiro Key
Replies: 3
Views: 11618

Re: eNiro Key

I change the batteries in both key fobs each year to be sure. As already stated - the batteries are cheap
by AlanHo
Mon Jul 17, 2023 6:04 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Door handles
Replies: 3
Views: 12932

Re: Door handles

My best mate Google indicates that chrome covers for the new Niro are as rare as hens teeth - as you have undoubtedly discovered. If you find any - they will almost certainly be for LHD cars to serve the USA market where bling is king. I found an advert for black carbon fibre ones from a Chinese tra...
by AlanHo
Mon Jul 10, 2023 9:22 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Updating maps
Replies: 29
Views: 73154

Re: Updating maps

It seems that you need to update the maps in the car. You can do this via the KIA connect app or by using a PC to download the latest head unit and mapping software to a USB memory stick which is inserted in the USB data socket under the dashboard. I have found the USB method more user friendly Conn...
by AlanHo
Wed Jun 28, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Wing / Door Mirror Glass Replacement, Ouch!
Replies: 4
Views: 16468

Re: Wing / Door Mirror Glass Replacement, Ouch!

You were lucky it did not damage the housing. On my previous Niro someone unknown hit the drivers door and mirror in a builders merchant's car park when I was away from the car. It must have been a truck reversing. Hit and run. The total repair cost £2291 of which £412 was for the side mirror assemb...
by AlanHo
Thu Jun 08, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Vampire drain or fault
Replies: 4
Views: 13605

Re: Vampire drain or fault

I don't have an EV but I guess when you first switch the car on in the moring the systems and instruments boot up thus using some energy. Heve you tried making a note of the range, switching the car off, waiting for a couple of minutes before switching it back on again. Then see how much the range d...