How to install OEM Wireless Charger on your Stinger

robz32

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Rejoice Stinger community, because alas I can confirm that the Wireless Charging feature (originally removed from the US Spec Stinger) is fully compatible with our cars and it is a PLUG AND PLAY afair.

Here is the step by step guide. I did everything from the passenger side as it allowed me to have more room and not deal with the steering wheel.

These are the tools you need to perform the installation.

1x Ratchet
1x 10mm Socket
1x Rachet extension
1x Plastic panel remover tool (I used two just in case I need more prying power)
1x Phillips Screw driver
1x Flat head Screw driver

Here are the link on where to purchase them
Genuine Aluminum Console Cover & Wireless Charging Pad For Kia Stinger 18 2019+ | eBay

Genuine OEM Mobile Phone Wireless Charging Console Pad For Kia Stinger 18 2019+ | eBay



The first thing you need to do is remove the center console. This will be a great opportunity to swap over to the KDM version. :sneaky:

I did for this installation

Follow the steps given by Stinger GT and Me's video (Link below)


Once you have removed the center console. You can now proceed with the removal of the shifter (I have a GT2 so this is for the Stinger equipped with the shift by wire option models with out the shift by wire will differ)

There are four (6) screws that need to be undone in order to remove the shifter.
These are three phillips





And three 10mm socket




Once the screws are undone you can now move the shifter freely. Go ahead and unplug it from the harness.



With the shifter out of the way you can now proceed to unscrew the two (2) screws holding down the trim around the climate control.



Once the screws are removed, you can now proceed with the removal of the beauty panels located on each side of the center console (sorry forgot to take a photo of the drivers side).



These two panels are held by three (3) clips, that can be seen from the inside of the console.
Using your plastic panel remover tool go ahead and pry the panel out, I had to help myself by pressing on the from the inside out. It made it eaiser. Once you get the first clip out the other two come out easy.

NOTE: Be VERY careful when prying the panel out, it is very thin and can bend easy.

Drivers Side


Passenger side


With the beauty panels removed. You can proceed with the removal of the climate control. No tools required for this step, only brute force and caring.

This is the tricky bit of the hole process, as I spent a considerable amount of time testing different amounts of force to remove it and found that it requires a considerable amount to push it out.

The best way I found to remove the climate control panel, without causing any damage to the buttons or knobs was by pressing down right the two knobs are (on the black part not the knob it self)



You need to press down hard on both side at the same time.

NOTE: See position of the climate control panel on the picture for direction reference.

Now that the son of a gun climate control panel is unhooked, go ahead and unplug it from the harness.



Now we move on to the actual removal of the console.

On this step you will removing five (5) screws, all of them 10mm socket


One right next to where shifter is mounted

Two inside the console itself (there is a small carpet you will need to lift in order to access the screws)

Once on the drivers side (behind the beauty panel)

Once on the passenger side (behind the beauty panel)


With the screws undone, you will need to disconect the harness for the rear climate control and 12volt plug and USB from the console



Once the harness is disconnected MOVE the hole console backwards just a little bit, just enough to have enough clearance to remove the glossy trim that goes around the climate control panel.

With the console moved and with enough clearance insert you plastic panel removal tool on the back clip. Remember there is one on each side (passenger and driver)

Passenger



Driver


Now go ahead and remove the panel


Next up is the removal of the tray itself, this is the last step and the easiest one as there are no screws to worry about.

Firstly you will notice that the tray is held down only by clips and a small hook on the rear.



To remove the tray somply place your hand underneath the tray and push UP.



Once the tray pops out go ahead and pull it towards you, but be careful not to pull to much as there is a harness that needs to be unplugged.





Proceed to unplug the two harnesses on the tray.

Now grab your wireless charging tray and plug it in.




Make sure the hooks on the rear of the tray are IN properly



Now press down on the front of the charger until it clips


Looking good so far:geek:


Now you can start putting every back together. Basically following the same steps in reverse order.
NOTE: When putting back the console make sure these hooks go back in correctly other wise you will have fitment issues



Another observation worth noting is the beauty panels also have a hook that needs to sit properly




After everything is put back together you will need to turn on you car and navigate on the center screen on your dash to the Settings menu, then scroll down to Convenience and scroll down until you see Wireless Charging. If that option is enabeled Congratulations!! You have succesfully installed your wireless charger.:thumbup::)




Hope this helps anyone looking to have this amazing feature enabled on their Stinger.

Finished product with the KDM Console



Rob

Big thanks to @jongkihong for providing the parts extremely fast and in excellent condition.

Here are the link on where to purchase them
Genuine Aluminum Console Cover & Wireless Charging Pad For Kia Stinger 18 2019+ | eBay

Genuine OEM Mobile Phone Wireless Charging Console Pad For Kia Stinger 18 2019+ | eBay
 
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robz32

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hahaha....I bet is not as bad as installing the puddle lights. :laugh:
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Yeah at least we don't have to drill 4 1" holes in the body for this one, lmao! Looks good though, I'm glad the b-can system was ready to take the wireless charger, and we didn't wind up with some hacked on canbus system that was going to have to be modified.

Seeing that the C-can data was intact for this, it makes me feel positive that from an insane amount of wiring, the 360 cameras would work on the US models as well for anyone patient enough to install all of the required gear in the car.
 
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robz32

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Yeah at least we don't have to drill 4 1" holes in the body for this one, lmao! Looks good though, I'm glad the b-can system was ready to take the wireless charger, and we didn't wind up with some hacked on canbus system that was going to have to be modified.

Seeing that the b-can data was intact for this, it makes me feel positive that from an insane amount of wiring, the 360 cameras would work on the US models as well for anyone patient enough to install all of the required gear in the car.
I reckon if we can get the cameras the system will automatically recognize them. Now the front one will be a tricky one, the side mirrors should be relatively easy.
 

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I really need to pull some extra panels apart and check what harnesses would need to be replaced. I know the rear camera has to be changed out as well, from an analog feed to a digital feed version that is compatible with the 360 module. The harness diagrams show the connectors being different between the two, which may mean some replacement harnesses between the trunk point and the rear harness (wherever the next junction is). After I started seeing missing harness wiring I started wondering just how costly it could get.
 

robz32

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I really need to pull some extra panels apart and check what harnesses would need to be replaced. I know the rear camera has to be changed out as well, from an analog feed to a digital feed version that is compatible with the 360 module. The harness diagrams show the connectors being different between the two, which may mean some replacement harnesses between the trunk point and the rear harness (wherever the next junction is). After I started seeing missing harness wiring I started wondering just how costly it could get.
Well if it requires changing harnesses then it might not be worth it, as the software may need to be updated in order to recognize the cameras.
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My thought was I didn't want to end up with half a car's worth parts ordered for something that might not work with the US Car's C-Can module, lol.

But seeing the wireless charge is in the software, it is more likely that the Integrated Body Module is identical for the entire NA like (Canada and US), which means it would be safe to assume anything that the Canada car has (wireless charge, 360 cam, head units with LTE data ability) that rely solely on the C-CAN would probably work as a simple swap. We could probably figure out the 360 camera software compatibility by simply (its never simple, lol) borrowing or finding a 360 module and plugging it up to the (hopefully just lying around) harness. If car responds it would be a matter of installing the required cameras and missing wiring.
 
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robz32

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Thank you for posting this great How To! This is great!
Thank you sir. This was definitely a very fun install. Loving this feature so far.

The car will let you know that the phone is in the charging station once you shut off the car and open the door. That way you don't forget your phone inside :D
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Okay so you'd still have to connect the wire in order to get android auto though? I've been wanting this but between all the things I want to do with my GT if it's not gonna enable wireless android auto then I might save the cash and go for the borla exhaust instead haha I know 2 completely different things but eventually as time comes I'll do more and more to the car just gotta get a priority list haha.
 

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This is great news robz32. But one question. In first post you say parts were pulled out of US spec stinger and in the next one you say they were provided by jongkihong so they came from Korea. Which is it? Asking because there might be a difference between what you get from some US spec stinger and what we can get from Korea.
Killa200 your module should be just around the corner so I can't wait for your results and posting same DIY as robz32. I see this wireless charger module is also available in silver finish as the one I ordered for Killa200 has glossy black finish. Have to dig for part number of silver one :)
 

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Okay so you'd still have to connect the wire in order to get android auto though? I've been wanting this but between all the things I want to do with my GT if it's not gonna enable wireless android auto then I might save the cash and go for the borla exhaust instead haha I know 2 completely different things but eventually as time comes I'll do more and more to the car just gotta get a priority list haha.
Yes, you still need the USB cable to use AA. All this does will let you charge the phone. The car doesn't support Wireless AA/CarPlay.

@robz32 my question is, how large is the charging pad? Does it support big phones like the S8+/S9+/Note 8?
 

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I'm in for hoping a 360 module with hardware is plug and play. Cost effectiveness is then the roadblock.

I was curious to learn the rear view cam is analog as I thought the pic was less crisp in my stinger vs the wife's sorento which does have SVM (Surround View Monitor).

I'm being extremely cautious with parking as don't want to scrape front with parking cement block :) Even if it means I have to get out to look and then readjust!!!

Great write up and thanks for taking the plunge.
 
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