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Frequent headlamp replacement

The head lamps go out every couple of months on my Kia Sorento. Mainly right front headlamp

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    how do i remove the headlamp assy. to replace marker lamps

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Have your battery checked. A weak battery (Sorentos all have lousy stock batteries) may allow electrical spikes to blow lamps. Also make sure your battery cables are tight.

Note: The stock battery on 2003 and 2004 Sorentos V-6 models is a group 24. The group 34 battery is a better choice with more CCA and reserve capacity bit may require minor modifications to the battery tray or hold-down clamp.

Make sure you're using good quality headlamp bulbs. Auto-parts stores with lamps behind the counter are often higher quality than blister-pak lamps from Wally-World.

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Always use a tissue to handle the bulb . something with the oils in the skin touching the bulb makes them go out frequently

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