The manual says switch off the lights and disconnect the battery. Then "Open trunk lid. Press and slide license plate light outward and remove". The photo shows that there is a clip on the side of the light away from the center, and a notch that fits the body on the side towards the center. So what you are doing is pushing the light holder towards the side of the car far enough to compress the clip and get the notch past the metal, then the inner edge of the light hold should lift out. To install, just put the notched end in first and the press the outer edge until the clip snaps into place.
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remove the plastic cover on the car boot. There is some screws that you need to remove front the plastic cover to get access to the lamps that illuminates the licence plate.
Replace the small lamps and voila !!!
what country? ( export below means , NOT USA)
its in the FSM
A single standard equipment rear license plate lamp unit is integral to the
license plate mounting bracket just below the left rear lamp unit on vehicles manufactured for domestic
markets. A bracket with two rear license plate lamps is located on the rear bumper directly below the
spare tire on vehicles manufactured for export markets.
and HOW TO: quote
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the license plate from the rear license plate bracket.
3. Remove the four screws (4) that secure the rear license plate bracket and lamp unit (3) to the four spring
nuts (2) in the rear body sheet metal (5).
4. Pull the bracket and lamp unit away from the rear body sheet metal far enough to access and disconnect
the body wire harness connector (1) from the connector on the back of the bracket and lamp unit housing.
5. Remove the bracket and lamp unit from the vehicle.
unquote the FSM.
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The fuse labeled REAR PARK LP 15A in the right instrument panel fuse box powers the rear park lamps, and the tag lamps. If your rear park lamps are working then you most likely need to replace the tag lamps (bulbs). Use the following procedure to replace the lamps.
Remove the two mounting screws from the license plate lamp.
Remove the license plate lamp from the rear bumper fascia.
Remove the license plate lamp socket by turning it counterclockwise.
Install the license plate lamp socket by turning it clockwise.
Position the license plate lamp to the rear bumper fascia.
For the Kia Rio5 model, the lenses above the license plate pop out by using a flat-head screwdriver. The lamp and socket all comes out together... put in new bulb and pop lenses back in and you're good to go. No real tools required other than something to pry the lenses out.
While supporting the tail/back up lamp assembly, install the tail/back up lamp harness grommet to the rear compartment lid and install the tail/back up lamp. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the tail/back up lamp fasteners to the tail/back up lamp studs. Tighten Tighten the tail/back up lamp fasteners to 6 N.m (53 lb in) .
Connect the tail/back up lamp electrical connector.
Connect the tail/back up lamp harness connector and clip the connector to the metal edge of the rear compartment lid.