Probably to the inhibitor switch. Have you tried a 12v feed to the starter solenoid (making sure it is Park)? The inhibitor switch will be either on the gearbox or on the gear linkage - maybe at the bottom of the gear stick. You could get it going by running a temp feed to the sloenoid but you should only do that as a get you going method until you reinstate that inhibitor.
I will look at my wiring diagrams and come back but it might be this evening. Edited by: anchorman
I've found the instructions for the inhibitor. It lives under the control cable bracket end on the gearbox and has a 10 pole connector. Make sure the switch is tight and the contacts are clean.
If you pm me with your email address I will send you some pages from the manual.
The Soul went into a fresh water ditch at very low speed,(NSF only)water level up to the top of the battery, but was pulled out very quickly, with no damage at all. Air box was drained to ensure no water ingress, and injectors removed & cylinders inspected. Initially the immobiliser light was on, but the local Kia dealerinterrogated this by OBD diagnostics and found no faults.
All connections are clean and dry, both starter and fuel relays are switched with full 12v at the correct key position,but both relay return wires that you would assume to go to earth are open circuit- it would be nice to see a wiring diagram to confirm where they go to.
If I bypass the start relay the engine cranks fine, and the starter relay only energises in p or d. Any ideas?
Thanks Anchorman-there is no circuit between the -ve coil on the start relay and any pin on the plug on the inhibitor switch, so either a wire break, or there is a burglar alarm relay-how do we find out if the burglar alarm relay is fitted to this one?
PS-couldn't open that last diagram-could you resend it please (pic was ok)