KIA Niro: Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS)

Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) / Components And Components

  1. Virtual engine sound unit & speaker assembly

Description

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

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

Connector and Terminal Function

Block Diagram

Block Diagram

Virtual Engine Sound System Unit Repair procedures

Virtual Engine Sound System Unit Repair procedures

Removal

  1. Remove the front bumper assembly.

    (Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Assembly")

  2. Disconnect the VESS unit & speaker assembly connector (A).

  1. Remove the VESS unit & speaker assembly (A) by loosening the bolts.

Installation

Installation

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Virtual Engine Sound Speaker Repair procedures

Removal

  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2. Remove the crash pad lower panel.

    (Refer to Body - "Crash Pad Lower Panel")

  3. Remove the side crash pad switch panel (A) after loosening the screws.

  1. Disconnect the side crash pad switch connector (A).

  1. Remove the side crash pad switch (A) by loosening the screws.

Installation

Installation

  1. Install in the reverse order of the removal.

Inspection

  1. Operate the switch, then check for continuity between terminals.

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