How do I replace the low beam headlight bulb on a 2005 Kia Sedona?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 3:47 AM
Things You'll Need:
* 10 mm nut driver
* Flat-head screwdriver or small pry bar
* Rubber glove(s)
* H-7 replacement headlamp bulb
Open the hood of the 2002 Kia Sedona. Locate the headlamp assembly retaining screws. One screw is located on the top rear of the assembly, and the other two are located on the side of the assembly near the grill. Remove the screws with the 10 mm nut driver.
Unseat the headlamp assembly's guide-pins by pulling the assembly forward away from the minivan. If necessary, use the screwdriver or pry bar to assist in prying the assembly forward to unseat the guide-pins.
Pull the headlamp assembly forward enough to gain access to the wire harness connections plugged directly into the headlamp capsules. Disconnect the wire harnesses from the blades of the capsules. Remove the headlamp assembly.
Twist off the plastic cap of the faulty headlamp bulb. Squeeze the outer tabs on the bulb socket and pull it out.
Put on a rubber glove or two before handling the new replacement capsule to avoid touching the glass bulb. Oil from your skin can create weak spots in the glass of the halogen bulbs, and the intense heat they emit will burn it out prematurely if compromised.
Insert the new bulb in place. The outer tabs of the bulb socket will lock to secure the bulb in place once inserted.
Reattach the headlamp wire harnesses to the blades of the respective capsules. Reinstall the headlamp assembly in the cavity and align the guide-pins. Push the headlamp assembly in until the guide-pins lock into the ball sockets.
Test the headlamps to ensure that they're working properly before replacing the headlamp assembly retaining screws.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 5:29 AM
All the above information is essentially correct. Except that on my EX the H7 type headlights have no retainers, they are held in by a spring that has to be removed. Since one of them was twisted, and the other missing, I had to figure it out on my own.
The closed end of the spring is simply caught under a screw, the other end hooks over the metal clip on the opposite side while the V side and the free leg press on the back of the headlight base. If you, like me, are uncoordinated, it may take two sets of hands to get them on right.
Ensure that the tab of the H7 light is properly aligned on the top of the housing.