Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

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Hopp
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Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by Hopp » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:30 pm

First one is the red illumination across the dash when driving at night - would happily pay to get it changed to green.
Second one is that I regularly pass two laybys on the opposite side of the road.
Every time I pass them the satnav tells me to turn right and the immediately right again - satnav just updated.
Third one is that smartphone (dedicated to the car and kept in the centre glove box) needs to be switched on and off manually every time I get in or out of the car.
Detects when the engine starts and the USB connects but doesn't switch on.
Seems to me there should be a way of switching phone on and off with the engine - maybe there is a way that I don't know about.


AlanW55
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Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by AlanW55 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:00 pm

First one : subjective, I think the red is classy
Second one : when the Sat-Nav tells you to turn right, does the map show roads that presumably don't exist?
Third one: why do you have to switch the phone on and off, why not just leave it on all the time? You say "detects when.....but doesn't switch on" - how can "it" detect if it's off? Are you meaning the WiFi hotspot? Is so, there is a way to automatically switch on/off a WiFi hotspot on your day-to-day phone, you don't need a dedicated phone. Clarify what you mean, and I'll advise further.
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Hopp
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Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by Hopp » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Glad you like the red - just a different taste I guess.
Not sure if map shows laybys but they are physically there - each about 150/200 yds long.
Each time I pass satnav tells me to turn right and immediately right again.
Satnav doesn't see them when I pass them on their side of the road - very strange.
Do sometimes leave the phone on all the time.
Doesn't do any harm , just that the battery runs down a lot - sometimes car's left standing for several days.
I use Kia connected services with wifi is set to off.
It's a pay as you go phone dedicated 100% to the car - costs virtually nothing.


AlanW55
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Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by AlanW55 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:18 pm

I'm not surprised the maps don't show lay-bys. Many roads on my trips have lay-bys and none of them show. What I can't understand is what you are seeing on the map when it's telling you to turn right. Is it showing and trying to send you down a road on the map that doesn't exist in reality?

Ref. the Kia connected services, you must have set the phone up as a WiFi hot-spot - yes? The point I was trying to make is that you don't need a dedicated phone with all the switch on/off hassles you seem to be experiencing. The is a clever app called Macrodroid that automates the WiFi hotspot on your main phone. Before we go any further, am I on the right track?
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Chantbead
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Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by Chantbead » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:46 pm

If you are talking about a Niro 4 2020 model and you don't like the red illumination across the dash, then why don't you change the colour to one the others that are available in the menu?


Hopp
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Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by Hopp » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:57 pm

My Niro 4 Hybrid is a 2017 model.
If there is a menu letting the colour to be changed I'd love to know how to find it.
Thanks a lot,

I've never noticed the laybys on the map - I will double check next time I pass them.
I get verbal messages telling me to turn right (into the layby) and then immediately right (out of the layby) as I pass them on the opposite side of the road.


Chantbead
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Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by Chantbead » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:17 pm

On 2020 hybrid 4 (not sure about previous model) to change the ambient lighting enter set up -vehicle settings - lights - ambient lighting, then you can change the colour and brightness.
Hope this helps.


HaxbyPete
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Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by HaxbyPete » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:29 am

Chantbead wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:46 pm
If you are talking about a Niro 4 2020 model and you don't like the red illumination across the dash, then why don't you change the colour to one the others that are available in the menu?
I also have a 2020 Niro4 HEV.

Can you please tell me where I go in the menu to change the colour of the red illumination to other options ?

Thanks.

Pete.

P,S, Sorry - I just saw your post above and realise that you have already given this information !


Hopp
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Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

Post by Hopp » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:15 pm

Passed the two laybys today.
They definatly do both show on the map / screen - can't imagine why.


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