Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out glove box light bulb in a 1st generation 2010 to 2013 Kia Forte with photo illustrated steps.
2013 Forte Glove Box Light
Insert Screwdriver In Notch
automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist
owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) Kia Forte
in changing a burnt out glove box light bulb.
Owners of other Kia or Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Cadenza, K900, Sorento, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis, Cerato, Spectra, Accent, Sephia, i20, i30, i40 and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.
A replacement bulb is part number 168 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.
The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.
Pull Out Light Housing
Press Power Plug Release Tab
|Insert the blade of
the flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the right side of the light
Gently pry out the light housing.
Press the release tab on the black plastic electrical connector and slide it off the housing.
Pull Off Back Cover
Gently Push Out Old Bulb
|Gently pull off the
grey plastic rear cover from the housing.
Carefully push out the old bulb from the socket with the flathead screwdriver.
Old Bulb Removed
Old # W5W Bulb
Push In New # 168 Bulb
Push On Plastic Cover
|Push in a new #
2825 miniature wedge base bulb in to the socket.
You can also use a brighter LED bulb.
Replace the plastic cover on to the housing.
Push On Power Plug
Re-Insert Wires First
|Push the electrical
connector on to the housing until it clicks securely in to place.
Re-insert the wires and electrical connector back in to the opening in the roof of the glove box.
Push In Retaining Clip
New Glove Box Light Bulb
|Gently push in the
plastic retaining clip on the right side.
For more, check out my other
2010-2013 Kia Forte DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
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