how to replace low beam headlight bulb Kia Optima

How to replace low beam headlamp bulb Kia Optima

Last Updated on Friday May 18, 2018

In this tutorial, you will find instructions on how to replace the low beam headlight bulb on Kia Optima model years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. 

Light Bulb Size for Kia Optima

Kia Optima with standard headlights use HB3 / 9005+ (55W) bulb for the low beam. 

Kia Optimas with HID headlights use D3S HID bulbs for the low beam.  

How to replace low beam light bulb Kia Optima

Step 1: Open Hood

Pull on the hood release to open the hood. 

Step 2: Remove old light bulb

Locate the back of the headlight assembly. In the following picture, you can see the location of the right low beam bulb on the passenger side. First, you need to remove the light bulb cover. To remove this cover twist it counterclockwise and remove it. Next, you need to remove the low beam bulb. Remove the bulb socket from the headlamp by turning it counterclockwise. how to replace change kia optima low beam light bulb 2011-2016

Step 3: Install new low beam light bulb

Remove the old bulb from the socket by pulling it. Press the new bulb into the socket. Align the tabs on the socket with the slots in the headlamp assembly and twist the socket to lock in in place.

Step 4: Replace the headlight bulb cover

As a last step install the headlamp cover by twisting it clockwise. low beam bulb replacement guide kia optima 2012 213 2014 2015


Posted by Jennifer on Jan 3, 2017 @ 18:39 pm