Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Front light bulb replacement
Maintenance / Light bulbs / Front light bulb replacement

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. Type A

Type A

(1) Headlight (High)
(2) Headlight (Low)
(3) Turn signal light / Position light (if equipped)
(4) Side marker light
(5) Front fog light (if equipped)
(6) Position light (if equipped)

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. Type B

Type B

(1) Headlight (High)
(2) Headlight (Low)
(3) Turn signal light
(4) Side marker light
(5) Front fog light (if equipped)
(6) Position light

Headlight bulb

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement.

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. 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.

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. WARNING - HID Headlamp low beam (if equipped) WARNING - HID Headlamp low beam (if equipped)

Do not attempt to replace or inspect the low beam (XENON bulb) due to electric shock danger. If the light bulb does not operate, have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

Headlamp (bulb type) -high/low

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement.

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. 1. Open the hood.

1. Open the hood.

2. Remove the front cover(1) and headlamp assembly nuts(2).

3. Remove the headlamp assembly from the body of the vehicle

4. Remove the headlamp bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.

5. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.

6. Remove the bulb by pulling it out.

7. Inset a new bulb by inserting it into the socket.

8. Install the socket in the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the assembly. Push the socket into the assembly and turn the socket clockwise.

9. Install the headlamp bulb cover by turning it clockwise.

Turn signal lamp/Position lamp

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. 1. Open the hood.

1. Open the hood.

2. Remove the front cover(1) and headlamp assembly nuts(2).

3. Remove the headlamp assembly from the body of the vehicle

4. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.

5. 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. Pull the bulb out of the socket

6. Insert a new bulb by inserting it into the socket and rotating it until it locks into place.

7. Install the socket in the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the assembly. Push the socket into the assembly and turn the socket clockwise.

✽ NOTICE

If bulb will not rotate inside socket, remove bulb, rotate 180°, and try again.

Front side marker

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. 1. Open the hood.

1. Open the hood.

2. Remove the front cover(1) and headlamp assembly nuts(2).

3. Remove the headlamp assembly from the body of the vehicle

4. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.

5. Pull the bulb out of the socket.

6. Insert a new bulb into the socket.

7. 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 lamp bulbs

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement.

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. Type A

Type A

Kia Carnival: Front light bulb replacement. Type B

Type B

1. Remove the front bumper under cover.

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

3. Disconnect the power connector from the socket.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Connect the power connector to the socket.

7. Reinstall the front bumper under cover.

✽ NOTICE

Always have the headlight aiming adjusted after an accident or the headlight assembly is reinstalled at a authorized Kia dealer.

Headlamp (HID type), Front position (LED), bulb replacement

If the light bulb does not operate, have the vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

✽ NOTICE

HID lamps have superior performance vs. halogen bulbs. HID lamps are estimated by the manufacturer to last twice as long or longer than halogen bulbs depending on their frequency of use. They will probably require replacement at some point in the life of the vehicle. Cycling the headlamps on and off more than typical use will shorten HID lamps life. HID lamps do not fail in the same manner as halogen incandescent lamps. If a headlamp goes out after a period of operation but will immediately relamp when the headlamp switch is cycled it is likely the HID lamp needs to be replaced. HID lamping components are more complex than conventional halogen bulbs thus have higher replacement cost.


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