No front running lights

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JAMESADAMS
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  • 2008 KIA SPECTRA
  • 48 MILES
I bought a used car recently and have noticed that neither of the front parking lights come on when I rotate the switch on the stalk to the first detent. It seems strange that both bulbs would be burned out at the same time, but not an impossibility. Going to check the fuses first, but I don't believe there is a fuse just dedicated to the parking lights. The bulbs are difficult to remove. I don't know if I can do it. Is there any known wiring issue associated with this or has anybody out there encountered this before.
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 AT 3:57 AM

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KHLOW2008
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Do the taillights and dash illumination light comes on when the lights are turned on?
I looks like the running lights are power by the same fuse

Read the guide below on using a test light, best way to check fuses and for power

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

The wiring diagrams for you exterior lights are attached below
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 AT 4:54 PM
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KANSASHARTS
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  • 2004 KIA SPECTRA
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We just purchased this car and noticed the passenger side tail light and passenger side parking light (yellow) in front are both out. In addition, the dash lights are not working. Is this a fuse issue?

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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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LEGITIMATE007
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Could be, I would start by checking the fuses then the bulbs, also you should know that, the way vehicles are made now, is that several components will be on the same ground, therefore, if one thing goes bad*shortsout) then everything on that ground will or could be affected, causing them not to work either, this is mostly in the electronics of the vehicle, so use that info when checking on these items
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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SPECTRUM
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  • 2005 KIA SPECTRA
My front turn-signals come on when you turn on the parking lights but they dont flash when you hit the turn signal. All my lights seem to be working.

Including the rear parking lights and turn-signals. The rear ones still flash when you flip the switch, its just the front that doesn't.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check for a bad ground. Chances are power is back feeding into that circuit.
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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SPECTRUM
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Ok, were are all the places I should check for a bad ground?
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check the wiring around the lights.
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JERRY NEAL
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  • 2007 KIA SPECTRA
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I have a parking light that is burned out and I can not figure out how to replace it without taking of a lot of the front body work. This is a Kia Spectra 5 and its just a little light in top corner of headlight assembly. I have found all the lther lights but can not figure this one out. Can you Help?
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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XXXMATTXXX80
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I have the same prob with my 09 spectra lx
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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AIRDRIVIN
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  • 2006 KIA SPECTRA
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While driving if I turn on headlamps, while in parking lights stage car goes out of gear? Then turning all the way to headlights on position the car will go back into gear and I do not have gage panel lights while in parking light position I have gage panel lights and no transmission gears?
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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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This should be physically looke at by a pro but sounds like a ground problem like maybe battery to body ground or headlight ground. Unless a module is bad but kind a doubt that.
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