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Replacing headlight assembly --or cover--for Kia Optima-2004

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1. Open hood. Disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Remove five bolts attaching headlight and combination light assembly to vehicle. replacing headlight assembly - deb10ad.jpg 3. Pull headlight and combination light assembly forward clear of vehicle. 4. Rotate back cover counterclockwise to disengage from light assembly. 5. Pull socket with bulb straight out of headlight and combination light assembly. Regards, Jeep Brainy

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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SOURCE: gas cap release button is broken on 2004 kia optima

if you can some how manage to get it opened, spray some lubracant on the button inside the door. if not you'll need to replace the release cable.

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SOURCE: 2004 KIA Optima LX timing belt/water pump

The thing is your doing the timing belt the water pump is right their with it . it should cost you much more at all besides the cost of the water pump. When doing a timing belt I have a rule that I go by The timing belt/seals =cam , crank , any pulley & tensioner & water pump all get replaced at the same time. I did a t-belt on a Audi A-8 very complex whole front of car has to come off as well, he didnt want to do w-pump & thermostat his thermostat was their as well not even a month later the water pump gave out he had to pay double the price because he didnt want to do it when I had it apart the first time. And make sure mechanic is ase certified . good luck

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SOURCE: How do I replace the timing belt and the crankshaft sensor ?

if you have never done one take it to a shop because if you have the timing off a little you take a chance of bending valves then you would need a new head

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SOURCE: i need the diagram to repalce a serpentine belt on a 2004 kia opt

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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.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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For all descriptions, assume that you are standing BEHIND the light assembly.

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