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Kia Forte Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a 1st generation 2010 to 2013 Kia Forte sedan.

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2013 Forte Trunk Light
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Push In Release Tab
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Pull Out Light Housing

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 cargo area light bulb in the trunk.

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, ix35, i40 and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement "festoon" or "fuse" type bulb is part number 6418 or DE3022 (31mm in length) which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko.

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

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Press Release Tab
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Pull Off Back Cover
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Bulb Socket Exposed
Open the trunk lid and locate the cargo area light bulb housing.

Use a flathead screwdriver to gently push in the plastic release tab on the right (passenger) side of the housing.

Pull the housing out of the roof of the trunk.

Pull off the black plastic back cover off the light housing.

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Pull Back Electrical Contact
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Old Bulb Removed
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Old # 6418 Bulb
Pull back the metal electrical contact to release the old bulb from the socket.



 

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Insert New Festoon Bulb
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Replace Plastic Back Cover
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Push In Power Plug
Insert a new # DE3022 or # 6418 bulb in to the socket.

If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket. Some LED bulbs are polarized.

Replace the black plastic rear cover on the housing.

Push in the power plug.

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Re-Insert Wires
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Pop In Retaining Clip
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Test New Trunk Light Bulb
First re-insert the wires in to the opening in the roof of the trunk.

Gently pop in the retaining clip on the right side of the housing.

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

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