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2016-2020 Kia Optima Headlight Assembly Replacement

DIY Cost: $ 240 - 300
Est. Time: 30 mins - 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate

Summary

Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the headlight assembly on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Remove the front bumper. For more help with this step, follow the guide on how to remove the front bumper on Kia OptimaRemoving the front bumper of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  2. Remove the 10mm bolts and 12mm bolts holding the headlight assembly shown with the red arrows below. Removing the bolts holding the headlight assembly.Removing the bolts holding the headlight assembly.
  3. Pull the headlight assembly out and disconnect the electrical connector by pressing and pulling the clip out from the headlight. Then fully remove the headlight assembly out from the vehicle.Removing the headlight assembly from the vehicle.Removing the headlight assembly from the vehicle.
  4. Install the new headlight assembly.The new headlight assembly.
  5. Line up the tabs of the new headlight assembly to the vehicle.Lining up the new headlight assembly to the vehicle.Lining up the new headlight assembly to the vehicle.Installing the new headlight assembly of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  6.  Reinstall the 10mm bolts and 12mm bolt to the new headlight assembly.Reinstalling the bolts to the new headlight assembly.
  7. Remove the plastic cover of the new headlight assemblyRemoving the plastic cover of the new headlight assembly.

     

  8. Reconnect the electrical connector to the new headlight assembly by simply pushing it in.Connecting the electrical connector to the new headlight assembly.
  9. Check the new headlight assembly by turning the lights on.Checking the lights of the new headlight assembly.Checking the lights of the new headlight assembly.
  10. Reinstall the front bumper. Reinstalling the front bumper of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

    If you need help reinstalling the front bumper, follow this guide. 

Notes

2016-2020 Kia Optima Headlight Assembly Replacement What you will need Kia Optima Headlight assembly 10mm socket wrench 12mm socket wrench Procedure Remove the front bumper.