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Kia Soul Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out headlight bulb in a 2nd generation 2014 to 2019 Kia Soul with the part numbers.

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2019 Kia Soul Headlight
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Round Plastic Dust Cap
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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 low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in the headlight housings.

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 light bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low & High Beam # H13 (combination dual filament), Front Turn Signal # 2357NA or 2357A and Front Side Marker # 2825 (or W5W).

Please check your owner's manual and the old light bulbs before purchasing new ones.

The higher trim level Soul models may be equipped with HID (high intensity discharge) headlight bulbs which are part number D3S. Be very careful if you plan on replacing HID bulbs since they have ballasts that can produce very high voltage!

Some earlier model year Soul models are equipped with separate low beam and high beam light bulbs which are both part number H7.

No tools are needed to access and replace any of the headlight bulbs in the driver side or passenger side headlight assemblies.



 

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Fuse Box Cover
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Remove For Easy Access
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Dust Cover Removed
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the car with the burnt out headlight bulb.

In order to remove the dust cover on the back side of the low / high beam headlight bulb, I found it easiest to first remove the fuse box cover.

Push in the release tab on the rear edge and other other tab on the front edge of the engine bay fuse box cover.

Pull off the cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Rotate the round black plastic dust cap on the back side of the low / high beam bulb housing 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out.

Set the dust cap aside in a safe place.

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Low & High Beam Bulb
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Push In Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plug
Push in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding the power plug straight off the base of the old low / high beam bulb.
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Old Low / High Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
Rotate the base of the old low / high beam headlight bulb 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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Install New Light Bulb
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Push On Power Plug
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Outer Edge - Side Marker
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen light bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

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

Install the new number H13 dual filament combination low and high beam headlight bulb into the housing.

Rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

If you would like to have brighter headlights that will also last a lot longer before burning out, install some compatible replacement H13 LED bulbs.

The front side marker light is located near the outer edge of the housing.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New Light Bulb
Rotate the base of the small black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Gently pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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

If you would like to have brighter side marker lights, install some compatible replacement 2825 LED bulbs.



 

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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Turn Signal - Inner Corner
Re-insert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

The front turn signal light bulb is located closer to the inner corner of the housing.

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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Bulb Socket Removed
Rotate the round black plastic base of the front turn signal bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction to unlock it before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Install New Light Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
Push the old light bulb down into the socket and twist it 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Push a new amber colored number 2357NA bayonet style light bulb down into the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Line Up Dust Cover
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Re-insert the turn signal bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

If you haven't already done so, replace the dust cover on the back side of the headlight housing by rotating it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

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Replace Fuse Box Cover
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
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Testing High Beam
Push the engine bay fuse box cover back down into place.

You should feel or hear the two retaining clips "click" securely into place.

To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beams.

Be sure to write down 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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