How to Replace a Kia Sedona Headlight

by Carl Pruit

If you have ever tried to drive your Kia Sedona at night with a headlight burned out, you know how dangerous it can be. Not only can you not see obstacles in the road, but traffic coming the other way will often mistake you for a motorcycle rather than a full size car, which can create another dangerous situation. If your headlight needs to be replaced, take the time to fix it immediately. You can replace the headlight on your Kia Sedona in just a few minutes and save yourself a lot of trouble.

Determine which headlight needs replacing, and then locate the three bolts that are holding the headlight to the frame of your Kia Sedona. There should be two bolts on the side of the headlight nearest the center of the engine and one bolt on the top of the headlight.

Remove the three bolts with a 10mm socket wrench and set the bolts aside. Gently pull the headlight assembly forward as far as you can.

Locate the keeper pins in the back of the headlight assembly that are holding the headlight to the car frame. Use a flathead screwdriver to carefully pry the headlight assembly away from the frame.

Remove the headlight assembly from the frame and unhook the electrical connectors from the back of the assembly. Unscrew the plastic caps on the back of the headlight assembly and remove the burned out headlight bulb by squeezing on the retaining clip and sliding the bulb out of the socket.

Replace the burned out light bulb with a new headlight bulb for your Kia Sedona. Using a paper towel to hold the new bulb, squeeze the retaining clips on the light bulb socket, and slide the new bulb into place.

Screw the plastic caps back into place on the back of the headlight assembly and reattach the electrical connectors. Slide the headlight assembly into the vehicle frame and line it up so the keeper pins snap into place.

Reattach the headlight assembly to the frame with the bolts and socket wrench. Turn the Kia Sedona headlight switch on to verify that the lights are working, and then shut the switch off.

Warning

  • close Do not touch the new bulb with your hands because the oils on your hand will make the bulb burn out faster. Use a paper towel or clean cloth to handle the bulb.

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About the Author

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.