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Kia Sportage Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low and high beam or a front turn signal light bulb in a 4th generation 2017 to 2022 Kia Sportage.

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2018 Sportage Headlights
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Low / High Beam Housing
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Black Plastic Dust Cap
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2017, 2018, 2019 and probably also the updated 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years) Kia Sportage SUV in changing a burnt out dual filament combination low and high beam headlight bulb or the front turn signal light bulb. (The parking light and front side marker are LED bulbs that should last the life time of the vehicle.)

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

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low / High Beam # 9005 and Front Turn Signal # 2357A or 2357NA.

If you would like to have brighter light bulbs that also last a lot longer before needing to be replaced, install some 9005 LED and 2357A LED bulbs.

No tools are required to access and replace any of the headlight bulbs. A small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool may be helpful for releasing the stiff plastic retaining clip on the headlight bulb electrical connector.



 

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Dust Cover Removed
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Rear of Old Headlight Bulb
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out headlight bulb.

The low / high beam light bulb is located near the outer edge of the assembly.

Reach in behind the housing and locate the round black plastic dust cover on the back side of the headlight.

Rotate the round black plastic access cover 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight off.

Set the cover aside in a safe place.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Pull Back Retaining Clip
Grasp the base of the old light bulb and rotate it 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Gently pull back on the black plastic retaining clip to release the electrical connector.

If you have trouble pulling back the clip, use a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Old Light Bulb Detached
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Push On Connector
Push the power plug on to the base of a new number 9005 dual filament combination low and high beam light bulb.

The electrical connector should "click" securely into place on to the base of the new light bulb.

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.

Having grease, oil or dirt on the new light bulb can create hot spots which may shorten its useful life.

If you would like to have brighter headlight bulbs, install some compatible replacement 9005 LED bulbs.

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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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New Bulb Installed
Insert the new headlight bulb into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

Double check that the new bulb is securely installed.

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Line Up Plastic Cap
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Dust Cover Replaced
Line up the round black plastic access cover with the back side of the headlight housing.

Twist on the dust cap 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.



 

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LED Side Marker Light
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LED Parking Lights
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Turn Signal - Inner Corner
The parking lights and front side markers are LED bulbs that should last the life time of the car.

The front turn signal light bulb is located at the inner edge 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 front turn signal light bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction 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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Re-Insert Bulb Socket
Push the old bayonet style light bulb down into the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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

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

If you would like to have brighter front turn signal lights, install some compatible replacement 2357A LED bulbs.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Test New Light Bulbs
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Testing New Headlight
To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beams.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of my 2017-2022 Kia Sportage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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