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Kia Sorento Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 2nd generation 2010 to 2015 Kia Sorento.

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2014 Sorento Map Lights
Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Kia Sorento SUV in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Kia and Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Forte, Cadenza, K900, Rio, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM map light bulbs are Toshiba part # W10W or Kia / Hyundai part number 1864310009N or "18643-10009-N". They can be purchased at your local dealership's parts counter.

I recommend buying the Satco S4553 which is 11 watts so it will be slightly brighter than the OEM 10 watt bulbs.

You may also be able to use other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the 912, 168, 194, 2825, W5W or an LED.

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

Old Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Bulb
Toshiba W10W Bulb
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 lens cover and the light housing near the inner edge.

Gently pry out the inner edge of the lens cover to release the two retaining clips.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

If the old 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.

Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New W10W
Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Push a new Satco S4553 light bulb straight in to the socket.

You may also be able to use a compatible LED unit or one of the smaller miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 912, 158, 168, W5W, 194 or 2825.

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

Gently Pop In Retaining Clips
Push "On/Off" Button
Test New Map Light Bulbs
Then gently snap the two retaining clips on the inner edge in to place.

Press the raised dots to activate the "On/Off" switches and test the new map light bulbs.

For more, check out my other Kia Sorento DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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