Kia Soul: Headlight, position light, turn signal light, side marker light and front fog 
light bulb replacement - Light bulbs - Maintenance - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Headlight, position light, turn signal light, side marker light and front fog light bulb replacement

First generation AM (2010–2013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Maintenance / Light bulbs / Headlight, position light, turn signal light, side marker light and front fog light bulb replacement

(1) Headlight (High)

(1) Headlight (High)
(2) Headlight (Low)
(3) Front side marker light
(4) Front turn signal/Position light
(5) Front fog light (if equipped)

If the headlight aiming adjustment is necessary after the headlight assembly is reinstalled, consult an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING - Halogen bulbs

WARNING - Halogen bulbs

Handle halogen bulbs with care. Halogen bulbs contain pressurized gas that will produce flying pieces of glass if broken.

  • Always handle them carefully, and avoid scratches and abrasions. If the bulbs are lit, avoid contact with liquids.
  • Never touch the glass with bare hands. Residual oil may cause the bulb to overheat and burst when lit.
  • A bulb should be operated only when installed in a headlight.
  • If a bulb becomes damaged or cracked, replace it immediately and carefully dispose of it.
  • Wear eye protection when changing a bulb. Allow the bulb to cool down before handling it.

1. Turn off the engine and open the hood. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

1. Turn off the engine and open the hood. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect the power connector from the back of the headlight assembly.
3. Loosen the retaining bolts.

4.Pull out the end of the front bumper.

4.Pull out the end of the front bumper.
5.Remove the headlight assembly from the body of the vehicle.

If you can reach the bulb without removing the headlight assembly, you do not need to do step 3,4 and 5.

Headlight bulb

Headlight bulb

Follow the steps 1 to 5 from the previous page.

6.Remove the headlight bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.
7.Disconnect the headlight bulb socket-connector.
8.Unsnap the headlight bulb retaining wire by depressing the end and pushing it upward.
9.Remove the bulb from the headlight assembly.
10. Install a new headlight bulb and snap the headlight bulb retaining wire into position by aligning the wire with the groove on the bulb.
11. Connect the headlight bulb socket connector.
12. Install the headlight bulb cover by turning it clockwise.
13. Connect the power connector to the back of the headlight assembly.
14. Reinstall the headlight assembly to the body of the vehicle.

Headlight bulb (Low)

Headlight bulb (Low)

Follow the steps 1 to 5 from the previous page.

6.Remove the headlight bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.
7.Remove the bulb from the assembly by turning it counterclockwise.
8.Insert a new bulb by inserting it into the housing and rotating in until it locks into place.
9.Install the headlight bulb cover by turning it clockwise.

Front turn signal/position light

Front turn signal/position light

Bulb type

Follow the steps 1 to 5 from the previous page.

6. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.
7. Remove the bulb from the socket by pressing it in and rotating it counterclockwise until the tabs on the bulb align with the slots in the socket.
8. Insert a new bulb by inserting it into the socket and rotating it until it locks into place.
9. Install the socket in the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the assembly and turning the socket clockwise.
10. Reinstall the light assembly to the body of the vehicle.

LED type

If the light bulb is not operating, have the vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

Front side marker

Front side marker

Follow the steps 1 to 5 from the previous page.

6.Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.
7.Pull the bulb out of the socket.
8.Insert a new bulb into the socket.
9.Install the socket into the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots on the assembly and turning the socket clockwise.

Front fog light bulbs

Front fog light bulbs

1.Loosen the retaining bolt.
2.Pull out the end of the front bumper.

3.Reach your hand into the back of the front bumper.

3.Reach your hand into the back of the front bumper.
4.Disconnect the power connector from the socket.
5.Remove the bulb-socket from the housing by turning the socket counter clockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the housing.
6.Install the new bulb-socket into the housing by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the housing. Push the socket into the housing and turn the socket clockwise.
7.Connect the power connector to the socket.
8.Reinstall the front bumper.

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