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Kia Forte Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out glove box light bulb in a 1st generation 2010 to 2013 Kia Forte with photo illustrated steps.

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2013 Forte Glove Box Light
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Insert Screwdriver In Notch

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) Kia Forte in changing a burnt out glove box light bulb.

Owners of other Kia or Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Cadenza, K900, Sorento, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis, Cerato, Spectra, Accent, Sephia, i20, i30, i40 and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part number 168 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, W5W, 2825, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.

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Pull Out Light Housing
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Press Power Plug Release Tab
Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the right side of the light housing.

Gently pry out the light housing.

Press the release tab on the black plastic electrical connector and slide it off the housing.

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Pull Off Back Cover
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Gently Push Out Old Bulb
Gently pull off the grey plastic rear cover from the housing.

Carefully push out the old bulb from the socket with the flathead screwdriver.

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Old Bulb Removed
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Old # W5W Bulb


 
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Push In New # 168 Bulb
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Push On Plastic Cover
Push in a new # 168 or 2825 miniature wedge base bulb in to the socket.

You can also use a brighter LED bulb.

Replace the plastic cover on to the housing.

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Push On Power Plug
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Re-Insert Wires First
Push the electrical connector on to the housing until it clicks securely in to place.

Re-insert the wires and electrical connector back in to the opening in the roof of the glove box.

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Push In Retaining Clip
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New Glove Box Light Bulb
Gently push in the plastic retaining clip on the right side.

For more, check out my other 2010-2013 Kia Forte DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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