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By YOUCANIC on Mar 18, 2019

How to replace low beam headlamp bulb Kia Optima

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. 

What you will need


Open Hood

Pull on the hood release to open the hood. 

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

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.

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



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Jennifer , 2017-01-03

The low beam light was out on my Kia optima. It looks very easy to replace so I will try this on the weekend. Thanks for the video.

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Mark, 2018-12-29

On a 2016 KIA Optima Hybrid there's very little space to change the bulb

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Ronnie, 2019-01-12

My lowbeam is out but not the high beam. Replaced the bulb but it still doesn't work

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Visitor, 2019-03-26

I'm dealing with The Exact Situation Rite Now. SMH. Ever find out what the Problem was??

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