Kia Niro: Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) / Description and operation

Description

The VESS (Virtual engine sound system) generates engine sound when you start the hybrid system.

This sound is for pedestrians to hear vehicle sound because there is no engine sound in hybrid driving.

VESS operates when vehicle speed is between 0.5 - 28km/h.

Components and components location
Component Location 1. Virtual engine sound system unit 2. Virtual engine sound speaker ...

Virtual Engine Sound System Unit Components and components location
Component Location ...

Other information:

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: High voltage shut-off procedures
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Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Variable Force Solenoid (VFS) Repair procedures
Removal 1. Switch "OFF" the ignition and disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Disconnect the VFS connector (A). 3. Remove the mounting bolts (B), and then remove the VFS from the engine. ...

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