Stu&Amie said:Hey. Yes you can. I have done it in our Picanto 1.It is a simple case of taking the lower centre out. So...
1) Unscrew the gear knob
2) See where the plastic pieces join (the long one that goes behind the handbrake and the upper one that stops just before) This is just on push clips so get between the joins with a trim tool/screwdriver with a rag and prise it upwards
3) pull it out over the gear stick
4) unscrew the two screws at the front end on the blanking panel
Thats the tricky part. Right, on eBay there are a few international sellers selling the aux block. The wiring is already behind the panel you have just removed so it is a case of plugging it in. Get this aux block from eBay as it is MUCH cheaper than kia. You will need to ask your local KIA dealer for the plastic panel from a Picanto 2 upwards as the ones on eBay are for left hand drive (even though they say they are not sided!!)
In fact....my setup will be for sale soon as the headunit is coming out to be replaced by a double din headunit.
Either way...£19 (if i remember correctly) for the pastic panel from KIA and about £10 for the aux block from korea. Hope this helps
(Link for the Aux block I bought -
I have a kia picanto 1.0 2012 model. The most basic model.
It doesn't have a aux and usb socket.
Are they hiding behind the plastic?
Im not to bothered about the usb socket. But would really like to be able to connect my iPod using the aux.
Ive had a look through the forum but couldn't find anything,
Any help would be appreciated.