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Headlight bulbs keep blowing out in 2004 Kia

The headlight bulbs started blowing out 2 months ago. I have changed them 3 times and now one of them is out again. The bulbs are costing 20.00 each every time. What could be causing this? I love this car and only have 20,000 miles on it.

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    yeh me too.changed about 6 headlamp bulbs since new

  • EEvans Jan 27, 2009

    I have 2003 Kia Sorento, and my low-beam bulbs keep blowing. They both blew about 6 months ago and I thought it was strange, but just figured they happened to go out at same time. Replaced both. Then driver's side blew about 1 month later. I figured I must have touched the bulb when putting them in. So bought another and made sure not to touch it. Well, the driver's side blew about two weeks ago, and the passenget blew this morning. Any ideas?

  • kristin6626 Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same darn problem with my brake lights and my headlights. I have replaced them at least 10 times in 3 years. What's the deal with that and now when I turn my 2004 serento on in the am it's screaming is that a belt issue??

  • michaelgore2 Feb 24, 2009

    Yeah same issue. I have changed my bulbs about 6 times a year since I bought it....I too love my car but this is crazy.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I keep yelling at my wife for driving with the headlights on all the time, I replace the headlights about every 6 months. I guess I owe her an apology.

  • angigal97 Mar 02, 2009

    replaced both head lights and tail lights...what's up?

  • Michael Kinna
    Michael Kinna Feb 03, 2014

    MKinna Kia needs to look into this. have replaced low beam about 15 times since new in 2004. Now running high beams only. I have never had one of those blow. Lately its been on or the other about every three months

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THIS HAS GOT TO BE A KIA ISSUE!!! I've only had my kia a year and 4 months and have had to change both headlights TWICe possibly one side three times!!! AND every time the DEALER changes them NOT me soo its not like I am touching the bulb!!! I can't flipping get to the damn lights or I would change it on my own cause it cost me 35 bucks each time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm FED up with changing these bulbs EVERY several months. Anyone have any suggestions on who we can connect about this....it MUSt be a kia issue!!! There is NO WAY this should be happening!!!

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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SOURCE: replacing my headlight bulb in my kia amanit 2004

  1. Open the hood of your KIA Amanti and look behind the headlight that has gone out. Locate the round knob on the back of the headlight.
  2. Turn the knob counterclockwise 1/4 of a turn and gently remove it from the back of the headlight. Carefully remove the electrical cable within the headlight housing that is attached to the back of the headlight bulb.
  3. Locate the metal clip that holds the light bulb in place by pushing the clip arm straight in and sliding it down. Remove the bulb from the headlight housing.
  4. Replace the old headlight bulb with new bulb. Secure it by sliding the metal clip up to hold the bulb in place. Reattach the electrical cable and replace the round knob to the back of the headlight housing.
  5. Turn on the headlights to verify that they are in working order.

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