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How do you replace the light bulbs on the dash heater control

I need to replace the heater control bulb on the dash of a sorento 2003 KIA. The manual doesn't tell.
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  • Oil Slick Feb 12, 2009

    I have a 2002 KIA Sedona and I need to replace 2 or 3 of the bulbs in the control panel. I have removed the bulbs OK. They are very small and embedded in the switch assembly. The KIA dealer told me I could not buy just the bulb, I had to buy the entire switch assembly. Where can I get just the bulb?

  • hardhead2 Mar 12, 2009

    how do you get in to the heater control lights and console to replace them



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U must pull the entire cluster out to replace the bulbs.

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