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Replacing A Headlight Bulb
On A 2006 Kia Sedona

(Also Turn Signal and Parking Lights)

In This Article:

The plastic headlight housing is removed, the wires are disconnected and the bulb removed.

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Skill Level: 1 (Very Basic)

Time Taken: About 15 Minutes

By Jim Wilk

Start:

The first step in replacing a head light was to open the hood to give me access to the fasteners.

 

The headlight housing was attached with three bolts (red arrows).

I used a 10mm socket to remove these bolts.

If necessary, it's a good idea to use some type of lubricant (such as silicone) or penetrating oil on these threads because they are prone to corrosion.

 

Even though I had removed three bolts, there was still something holding the headlight housing to the car.

I used a large screwdriver to pry against the headlight housing. This caused the hidden plastic stud-and-socket to separate, as shown below.

 

The upper arrow points to the socket (which is on the car body).

The lower arrow points to the stud, which is molded into the plastic headlight housing.

 

To prevent scratching the paint on the bumper, I first pulled on the grill-side of the plastic housing.

Then I pulled on the fender-side of the housing and the entire assembly came out.

 

Then I disconnected the wires from the light housing.

 

To remove the head light bulbs, I unscrewed these plastic caps to reach the bulbs inside.

The bulbs were held in place by a retainer clip. The retainer can be removed by squeezing two tabs.

 

Note On Handling Headlight Bulbs:

Do not touch headlight bulbs with your bare hands, because the oil on your skin can ruin the light bulb. Use a paper towel or tissue to handle the new light bulb.

 

 

Once the bulb was replaced, I connected the wiring and turned on the head lights to make sure they all worked.

Then I replaced the headlight housing and re-installed the bolts.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Sockets: 10mm
  • Ratchet Wrench:
  • Large Flat Screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • Headlight Bulb

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Written Oct 3, 2007