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Kia Sportage Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 3rd generation 2011-2016 Kia Sportage SUV.

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2014 Sportage Map Lights
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Tabs On Front - Clips Rear

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 map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading them both to brighter LED bulbs.

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.

A replacement map light bulb is part number 2886X which is available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, Osram, GE, Eiko, Wagner and PIAA. The bulb is rated 6 watts at 12 volts.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 194, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED bulb.

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

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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Bulb 12V 6W
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 between the inner edge of the lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the two retaining clips located near the front edge of the lens cover.

Then remove the plastic tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

If the old light 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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Push In New # 2886X Bulb
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Re-Insert Tabs First
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Gently Pop In Clips
Push a new # 2886X 12V 6W bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, 194, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED bulb.

Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover in to the housing first.

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Lens Cover Replaced
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Press On/Off Button
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Then gently pop in the two retaining clips on the front edge of the lens cover.

Test the new map light bulbs by pressing the indentation near the rear edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switch.

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

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