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Kia Soul Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out glove box light bulb in a 2nd generation 2014 to 2019 Kia Soul with the part number.

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2019 Soul Glove Box
Push In Release Button
Open Glove Box
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 model years) Kia Soul in changing a burnt out glove box light bulb or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

Owners of other Kia, Hyundai or Genesis vehicles such as the Niro, Sportage, Sedona, Telluride, Sorento, Rio, Forte, Optima, K900, Cadenza, Stinger, Tucson, Santa Fe, Kona, Palisade, Elantra, Sonata, Accent, Veloster, Ioniq, Nexo, Venue, G70, G80 and G90 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 2825 (also known as "W5W").

If you would like to have a brighter glove box light, install a 2825 LED bulb.

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

The first two steps are to open the glove box and locate the "Air Filter" access panel.


Air Filter Access Cover
Pull Out Filter Cover
Filter Cover Removed
Insert your fingers into the opening and firmly pull out the "Air Filter" access cover.

Set the cover aside in a safe place.

(An alternative method is to pry out the light housing by using the flat head screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.)

Easy Access To Light
Pop Out Light Housing
Pull Off Outer Cover
While you have the cover off, this would be a good time to check, clean or change the cabin air filter.

Take a look at my 2014-2019 Kia Soul Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide.

Push down on the black plastic part on the top of the glove box light housing until it pops out of place.

Gently pull off the outer black plastic cover.

Pull Off Power Plug
Pry Off Rear Bulb Cover
Back Cover Removed
Use a small flat head screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool to remove the black plastic bulb cover.

Set the cover aside in a safe place.

Pry Out Old Light Bulb
Old Light Bulb Removed
Install New Light Bulb
Use the small flat head screwdriver to gently push the base of the old light bulb out of the socket.

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

Push a new miniature wedge base number 2825 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have a brighter glove box light that will also last a lot longer before burning out, install a compatible replacement 2825 LED bulb.

Line Up Black Rear Cover
Snap On Rear Cover
Housing Re-Assembled
Push the black plastic rear cover on to the light housing.

Then push on the outer black plastic cover.

Slide On Power Plug
Line Up Filter Cover
Re-Insert Bottom Tabs
Slide the electrical connector straight on to the base of the light housing.

Re-insert the wires first on the right side of the light housing and then pop in the retaining clip on the left side.

Push In Top Edge
Close Glove Box
Light Bulb Replaced
Line up the "Air Filter" cover and re-insert the bottom tabs.

Then push on the top edge of the cover to secure the retaining clips.

To test the new light bulb, open and close the glove box. You may need to press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

Don't forget to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2014-2019 Kia Soul DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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