Headlight bulb replacement

Tiny
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  • 2008 KIA OPTIMA
  • 93,218 MILES
How do I replace the driver's side low beam. I've taken the dust shield off the back of the light fixture and it appears the bulb is secured by two screws and a spring affair. I cannot get a screwdriver In there to remove the screws. Is there an easier way?
Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 6:53 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hello,

It looks like you will need to remove the headlight lens to remove the bulbs here are diagrams and instructions on how to change out the headlamp bulbs. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAMES 17260
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  • 2007 KIA OPTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 30,000 MILES
How do you reajust the high and low beams?
Also am I looking at buying bulbs that have better out put to be able to see better?
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The headlights won't need readjusted. The only time that is needed is if you have the entire assembly replaced. The bulb will not hurt the adjustment.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WYSIWYG2525
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  • 2007 KIA OPTIMA
2007 Kia Optima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

how do you remove the headlight to replace the headlight. It is burt and I needto eplace it. Do I eed to remove the whole headlight to do ths and if so how do I do it and what kind of tools do I need to remove the headlights?
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_07optimalamp1_1.jpg



https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_07optimalamp2_1.jpg



Just your basic screw driver.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVEBIGDADDY
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  • 2007 KIA OPTIMA
Electrical problem
2007 Kia Optima 4 cyl

how to change lowbeam headlight
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Open the hood of your Optima. Locate the two screws on the inner corner of the headlight assembly, next to the grill area. Remove the screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

Locate the screw inside the engine compartment on the top side of the headlight assembly. Remove the screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

Pull the headlight assembly forward out of the front of the car. Pull the wiring harness connections out of the sockets. Press the retaining tabs down when you pull the connection back to release it.

Press the electrical connections into the harness connectors on the new headlight assembly. Insert the headlight assembly in the mounting area on the front of the car.

Insert the upper retaining screw and tighten it with a Phillips screwdriver. Insert the two lower retaining screws and tighten them with a Phillips screwdriver. Close the hood and test the operation of the new lights.
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