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Kia Sedona Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb above the sun visor of a 3rd generation 2015-2018 Kia Sedona.

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2015 Sedona Sun Visor
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Pry Out Right Side

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 vanity mirror light bulb located in the housing attached to the headliner above the sun visor.

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.

A replacement "festoon" or "fuse" style bulb is part number DE3175 (31mm in length).

You may also be able to use the slightly longer 6418 (35mm),6423 (36mm), 6411 (41mm) bulbs or a brighter LED bulb.

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

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Remove Light Housing
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Push In Release Tab
To prevent from scratching the plastic light housing or the fabric headliner, I recommend either covering the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the tool in between the right side of the light housing and the headliner.

Push in the metal retaining clip and gently pry down the housing.

Then push in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the end of the housing.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Pull Back Electrical Contact
Be careful when you remove the old light bulb. If it was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Gently pull back the flexible metal electrical contact to release the old light bulb from the socket.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Old DE3175 Bulb
The compatible replacement light bulb part number DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko.



 

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Install New Light Bulb
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Push In Power Plug
Push a new light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter vanity mirror lights, install some compatible LED bulbs.

Tip - If you install an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try removing it from the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are polarized and can only be installed in one orientation.

Push the electrical connector back into place on the light housing. It should "click" securely into place.

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Re-Insert Wires First
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Pop In Retaining Clip
Re-insert the wires and the left side of the housing back into the opening in the headliner.

Gently snap in the metal retaining clip on the right side of the housing back into place.

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Light Housing Replaced
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Test New Light Bulb
To test the new light bulb, slide open the vanity mirror cover to activate the "On/Off" switch.

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

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

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