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Need to know: how to replace rear-signal-bulb for Kia Optima 2006.5

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We have 2007 and I suppose they would be about the same for that task.

Check other turn signal so as to validate location of one to be replaced.

Open trunk and look tword the side that has the problem. You will see a door with latch.

Turn latch and panel door will "fall" off. There, you will see the socket for bulb. Turn counter (or whatever) slowy to unlock "tabs."

Pull out whole socket slowly. Twist bulb out and take to part store for correct replacement ($3 - 4 dollars for 2).

Actually, it is a pretty easy task to perform

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