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Kia Sorento Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out dome light bulb in a 2nd generation 2010-2015 Kia Sorento with photo illustrated steps.

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2014 Sorento Dome Light
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Screwdriver In Notch

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Kia Sorento SUV in changing a burnt out dome light bulb in the headliner above the 2nd row of passenger seats.

Owners of other Kia and Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Forte, Cadenza, K900, Rio, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement festoon or "fuse" type light bulb is part number 6461 which is about 35mm to 36mm (1.38") in length.

You can also use the similar 6418 bulb or a compatible LED.

The bulbs are available from a variety of manufacturers such as Sylvania, Osram, PIAA, Eiko, Wagner, Pilot and AGT.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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Pry Out Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch at the front edge of the translucent plastic lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

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Old Dome Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
If the old bulb was recently turned on, be careful since 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.

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Old # 6461 Light Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
A replacement bulb is part number 6461 which is available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Osram, PIAA and Eiko.

You may also be able to use the slightly longer 41mm # 6411 bulb, the similar # 6418 (35mm in length) or a compatible LED unit.



 

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Push In New # 6461 Bulb
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Testing New Dome Bulb
Push a new # 6461 bulb straight in to the socket.

Push the "On" button to test the new bulb.

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

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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
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Gently Pop In Front Edge
Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover in to the housing first.

Then gently pop in the front edge of the lens cover.

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Lens Cover Replaced
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Press "Door" Button
Press in the "Door" button so that the dome light will illuminate when ever a passenger door is opened.

For more, check out my other Kia Sorento DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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