My fiance is outside at the moment trying to change the headlights.. I ordered two new ones on Ebay.. they came with no instructions.. He looked around for instructions but i don't think he had any luck... so I'm posting a question here..this is my first time.. so don't know how this really works..
To remove the headlights there are 2 blots behing the front center grill 2 more under the hood right ontop of the lights you can't miss those and one more which is a little trickey to get 2 but i find if you go from under the bumper you should find it stright up from your side marker on the bumper those 5 blots will take out the whole headlight besiel (don't forget to disconnect the wireing for your lights)
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Typically lights don't just go dim. If your headlights are dim, you could actually have a alternator/battery charging problem. I would have your battery and alternator tested ASAP! Because if your alternator is bad, your car will die when the battery runs out of juice, which could leave you stranded.
1) remove the grille screws
2) tilt the top of grille forward to reveal the 2 screws under the headlight
3)Remove the four screws on the headlight retaining ring one at each corner.
4) pull the head light forward and unplug the headlight.
The top middle screw and outside end middle screw are your adjustments, the chrome piece holds the light in
Appereantly headlight on the Kia do not last long, I have lost count of headlamp replacements. Basically, I would say that they last about 5-6 months or less, and we don't do a lot of driving. We have learned to turn off our headlights during the day to minimize run time and on/off surges. We have already had to deal with one fix-it ticket and we are constantly worried about getting pulled over because one of the headlights could blow at any moment. I buy headlights in two packs now to save money. Before you change the headlights check the fuses, in both fuse boxes for any blown fuses, One is under the hood to your right side beneath a black case I beleive, and the other is in the car, near the drivers left leg on the wall.
Your headlights are not sealed beams. You have to find the light. You have to twist the bulb bracket a quarter of a turn in order to unlock it. You pull the bracket out and change the bulb. Do NOT touch the new bulb with your bare hands. The oil from your skin will cause the halogen bulb to get tooo hot and will burn out. When you change your bulb, you might as well change both of them.
You can remove this very easily by unscrewing the one bolt on top of headlight that holds it in place. After it is removed you must pull the entire headlight out, it may feel like it will break but believe me, it won't. I recommend that you pull the light from the outside corner first, it will come out very easily. I have done it many many times and got this advice from a mechanic friend. Good luck.