VESS (noise) defeat

Overview

First investigation

 

Further

 

Success!

 

The VESS (Virtual Engine Sound System) in my 2020 Kia is LOUD!, worse the backup beeps emanate from the VESS speaker behind the front grill, so apparently it is way louder so the speaker in the front can be head from the rear.

Kias in some other countries have a switch to defeat the system.

 

The Blue/black wire is on pin 9 of the connector. Ground is a black wire on pin 24

Might be cool with an LED you can tap into the pink wire on pin 10 and the LED should light when you defeat the VESS