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2018+ Kia Forte Headlight Assembly Replacement

Guide on how to replace the headlight assembly on a Kia Forte 2018-2022.

2018+ Kia Forte Headlight Assembly Replacement
ESTIMATED TIME 1 hour - 1.5 hours
DIY COST $ 150 - 200
DIFFICULTY Intermediate

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Remove the front bumper. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for removing the front bumper.

     

  2. Remove the 12mm bolt on the backside of the headlight assembly by turning the bolt counterclockwise using a 12mm socket.Removing the 12mm bolt on the back side of the headlight assembly.

     

  3. Remove the two 10mm bolt on the front side of the headlight assembly. Use a 10mm socket and turn it counterclockwise to remove the bolt.Removing the two 10mm bolt on the front side of the headlight assembly.

     

    Removing the two 10mm bolt on the front side of the headlight assembly.
  4. Pop out the tabs below the headlight assembly and pull the headlight assembly out of the vehicle.Pulling the headlight assembly out of the vehicle.

     

  5. Disconnect the electrical connector of the headlight assembly by pressing the clip and pulling the connector out.Disconnecting the electrical connector of the Headlight Assembly.

     

    Removing the headlight assembly of the Kia Forte.
  6. Line up the new/replacement headlight assembly into the vehicle. Then push the headlight assembly in to set the tabs to lock position.Installing the new headlight assembly of the Kia Forte.

     

  7. Connect the electrical connector to the headlight assembly.Connecting the electrical connector of the Headlight Assembly.

     

  8. Reinstall the two 10mm bolt on the front side and the 12mm bolt on the backside of the headlight assembly.Reinstalling the bolts holding the headlight assembly.

     

  9. Tighten the 12mm bolt first before tightening the 10mm bolts.Tightening the 10mm bolt holding the headlight assembly.

     

    Tightening the 10mm bolt holding the headlight assembly.
  10. Reinstall the front bumper. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for the installation of the front bumper.Reinstalling the front bumper of the Kia Forte.

 

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