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2018+ Kia Forte Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement

Guide on how to replace the rear blinker/turn signal light bulb on a Kia Forte 2018-2022.

2018+ Kia Forte Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement
ESTIMATED TIME 30 - 40 mins
DIY COST $ 10 - 20
DIFFICULTY Intermediate

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Jack up the vehicle's back and support the vehicle with jack stands.
  2. Remove the screw on the rear wheel well by turning it counterclockwise using a Philips screwdriver.The screw on the rear wheel well of the vehicle.

     

    Removing the screw on the rear wheel well of the vehicle.
  3. Remove the two push clips on the rear wheel well by pulling it out using a flat screwdriver.The two push clips on the rear wheel well.

     

  4. Remove the two 10mm bolts on the plastic shield below the rear bumper. Use a 10mm socket and turn it counterclockwise to remove the bolt.Removing the two 10mm bolt on the plastic shield below the rear bumper.

     

  5. Remove the four push clips on the plastic shield below the rear bumper. Use a flat screwdriver to pull the push clips out.Removing four push clips on the plastic shield.

     

  6. Remove the 11mm plastic nut on the back of the plastic shield by turning it counterclockwise using an 11mm socket.The 11mm plastic nut at the back of the plastic shield.

     

  7. Pull the plastic trim out of the vehicle.
  8. Locate the socket of the rear blinker/turn signal light on the back of the brake light and blinker light assembly.The socket of the rear blinker and turn signal light.

     

  9. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise and pulling it out from the assembly.Removing the socket of the turn signal and blinker light.

     

  10. Remove the light bulb from the socket. Press the light bulb and twist it counterclockwise to remove it.Removing the light bulb from the socket.

     

  11. Install the new light bulb. Line up the light bulb into the socket, then press it in and twist it clockwise to set it into place.Installing the new light bulb into the socket.

     

  12. Place the socket back to the assembly and turn it clockwise to lock it into position.Reinstalling the socket back to the turn and blinker light assembly.

     

  13. Line up the plastic shield below the rear bumper, then reinstall bolts and push clips.
  14. Reinstall the screw and two push clips on the rear wheel well.
  15. Check the new light bulb by switching on the turn signal/blinker light.

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Notes

Safety Tips

Auto Repair Safety Notes

 

  • Do not touch light bulbs with bare hands as that can shorten the life of the light bulb. 
  • Installing LED bulbs:
    • If you are upgrading to LED light bulbs, and the bulb doesn't turn on when you install it simply remove the LED bulb and rotate it 180 degrees and reinstall it. 
    • Certain vehicles may trigger a fault message stating faulty or burned light bulb when the original bulb has been upgraded to LED. If that is the case, use halogen bulb or get an Error Free LED bulb