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Kia Sedona Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 3rd generation 2015 to 2018 Kia Sedona.

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2015 Sedona Map Lights
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and probably also the revised 2019 and 2020 model years) Kia Sedona minivan in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console.

Owners of other Kia or Hyundai models such as the Grand Carnival, Sorento, Sportage, Niro, Soul, K900, Stinger, Cadenza, Optima, Rio, Forte, Genesis, Sonata, Ioniq, Santa Fe, Tucson, Elantra and Accent may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM map light bulbs are Toshiba part # W10W (10 watts) or Kia / Hyundai part number 1864310009N or 18643-10009-N. They can be purchased at your local dealership.

If necessary, you could also use any other miniature wedge base light bulbs such as the Satco S4553 (11 watts), 2825 (5W), 194 (3.8W), 168 (5 watts) or a brighter LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a small plastic pry bar tool or a flathead screwdriver.

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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Light Bulb Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, I recommend either covering the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the tool in between the edge of the lens cover and the overhead housing near the front of the vehicle (closer to the windshield).

Gently pry out the front edge of the lens cover to release the retaining clips.

Avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Once you have released the two retaining clips on the front edge of the lens cover (near the windshield), remove the two tabs on the rear edge of the cover from the housing.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

Be careful when you remove the old light bulb. If the old bulb was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

The OEM light bulb was marked as part number Toshiba W10W (14H KHA12V10W).

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New Light Bulb
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Plastic Tabs - Rear Edge



 

The Kia / Hyundai part number is 1864310009N or 18643-10009-N.

If you don't want to drive to the dealership to buy these special 10 watt bulbs, the closest replacement mini wedge base light bulb is the Satco S4553 which is 11 watts.

If you would like to have brighter map lights, it seems like the 912 LED or 921 LED miniature wedge base light bulbs should fit.

(Tip - If you are installing LED bulbs and they don't work at first. Try removing them, rotating the bulb 180 degrees and re-inserting it into the socket. Some LED bulbs are polarized and can only be installed in one orientation.)

Push the new light bulb straight into the socket.

Line up the plastic lens cover with the opening in the overhead housing.

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Gently Pop In Retaining Clips
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
First, re-insert the two plastic tabs on the rear edge (closer to the back of the vehicle) into the opening.

Then gently snap in the two "C" shaped retaining clips over their mounting pegs / nubs.

They should "click" securely into place.

To test the new map light bulbs, press on the rear edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switches.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your car's service records.

For more, please check out all of my Kia Sedona DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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