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Kia Sportage Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a low beam, high beam, turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 3rd generation 2011-2016 Kia Sportage.

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2014 Sportage Headlight
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Low Beam - Near Center
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Twist Off Plastic Cap

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Kia Sportage SUV in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal and side marker light bulbs in the headlight assemblies.

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

Replacement light bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11B, High Beam H7, Front Turn Signal 2357A and Side Marker Light 2825 (or # W5W).

No tools are needed to change any of the bulbs in either driver side of passenger side headlight housings.

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Dust Cap Removed
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Base of Low Beam Bulb
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The Low Beam bulb is located near the center of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight housing and rotate the round black plastic dust cover 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it.

Set the dust cap aside in a safe place.

Rotate the black plastic base of the old low beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and then pull it out of the socket.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Insert New # H11B Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a rubbing alcohol moistened paper towel.

Insert the new H11B bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Replace Dust Cap
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High Beam - Inner Corner
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High Beam Dust Cap
Twist on the dust cover 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it in place.

The High Beam bulb is located near the center of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight and rotate the round black plastic dust cover 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Black Plastic Power Plug
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Pull Off Electrical Connector
Set the dust cap aside in a safe place.

Pull off the black plastic electrical connector from the rear of the old high beam bulb.

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Metal Retaining Arm
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Press In & Lift Up Off Hook
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Swing Open Metal Arm
The high beam bulb is held in place by a metal retaining arm.

Press the right side of the metal arm towards the front of the car to release the tension and then remove it from the hook.

Swing the metal retaining arm open from the right side to the left.



 

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Remove Old High Beam
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Insert New # H7 High Beam
Pull the old high beam bulb straight out of the socket.

Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a rubbing alcohol moistened paper towel.

Insert a new number H7 high beam bulb in to the socket. Due to the shape and metal tab, it can only be inserted in one way.

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Swing Metal Arm Closed
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Push On Power Plug
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Replace Dust Cover
Swing the metal retaining arm closed from the left side over to the right side.

Attach the right end of the arm in to the metal hook to secure it in place.

Double check that the metal retaining arm is secure before moving on to the next step.

Replace the round black plastic dust cap by rotating it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

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Turn Signal - Inner Corner
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Large Black Plastic Tab
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The Turn Signal bulb is located near the inner corner of the headlight housing.

Grasp the large black plastic tab and rotate the turn signal light bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise.

Pull the socket straight out of the housing.

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Turn Signal Socket Removed
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Insert New # 2357A Bulb
Push the old turn signal light bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the socket.

Push a new amber colored # 2357A bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Turn Signal Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Side Marker - Outer Edge
Re-insert the turn signal bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The Side Marker bulb is located near the rear outer corner of the housing.

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Small Black Plastic Tab
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Bulb Socket Removed
Rotate the small black plastic tab 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull the side marker bulb socket out of the housing.
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Pull Out Old W5W Bulb
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Re-Insert - 1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 2825 or W5W bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

Re-insert the side marker bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Test the new bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

Check out my other 2011-2015 Kia Sportage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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