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I do not follow.
WHAT bulb are you trying to replace? It is not H11B, is it?
I'm not sure exatly what H11B is, but assuming it is a LOW BEAM / HIGH BEAM type bulb since my standard Sylvania replacement bulbs for low beam are labeled H1. Those are easy compared to this. Remove wire, remove spring clip bulb retainer contraption, wash-rinse-repeat.

No, it is the smallish, wedge base type bulb.

It looks like the bulbs in pictures #1 & 2
I assume it could be replaced with a LED type bulb as shown in picture #3.
Assuming it could be removed of course.

I was under the impression that this is the bulb you replaced with LED in your HID upgrade. I realize that wasn't the primary focus of the thread, but replacing this one with a LED style was just a little extra.
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PLP,

I refer to the following text that you and "CHECKENGINE" wrote in your HID upgrade thread.

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nice! and thank you!
ill post mine when is done...
but for the little yellowish bulb in the high beam reflector.....maybe a good thing to do to compete the "look" is to replace it with a white led..... i try when i do the conversion


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"Thank you.
I hope this post/thread will help you, guys.

Yeap, you are right. The small bulb should be replaced with some LED to match the color. Then, I would move to turn signals - replace the stock bulbs with clear coated (I had them on Intrepid - looks nice). Those do not have orange tint till you turn them on.

And I would do the same with rear turn signals."


I think I'm talking about the same bulbs as you are.

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all right, just wanted to make sure.
I have never done it since I could not get the clear coat turn signals.
But I did try to get this bulb out and it worked fine.
BUT (and this is big but), mine is 2007. I have found that headlight assembly for 2007 is listed separate from 2008/2009 for some reason, which might be they are designed in slightly different way...
If you do not have to do it (replace the bulb) ASAP, I will check mine tomorrow, or on Tue and let you know how to take it out.


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I just realized you have 2007

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Went to the Kia dealer this morning.

The method to remove the bulb socket is:

A TWIST AND A TUG

Yeah, that's it. Nothing more fancy.

Same for re-installation. A push and a twist.

Shrugs.
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rotate it and pull it.

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Went to the Kia dealer this morning.

The method to remove the bulb socket is:

A TWIST AND A TUG

Yeah, that's it. Nothing more fancy.

Same for re-installation. A push and a twist.

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Good to hear you've got it done !

Maybe it was a twist in the wrong direction?

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Good to hear you've got it done !

Maybe it was a twist in the wrong direction?
Thanks for your concern.

I don't get the sense that it cares which way you twist, it's sort of part of the process of getting the socket "nib" or whatever you want to call it, to compress on it's way out of the aluminum headlight boss.

Almost like birthing a baby. No particular direction, just twist the darned thing and in that case, PUSH.
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did they charge you something for it?

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did they charge you something for it?
Oh heck no.

Kia Mall of Georgia service department is always very helpful.
And they know I didn't buy the Rondo from them either.

I did make it somewhat easy on them, as I took the removed bucket into the parts department.

So far though, I'm very impressed with this particular dealer's attitude.

I always tell them I'm a one man ad campaign for Kia, especially the Rondo, Soul, Forte, and '09 Optimas.
The Borrego, Sedona and Sorrento are a little too much of the same ole, same ole SUV for my tastes but I think highly of Kia overall.

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Thanks to your struggles three years ago, I was able to extract the "position" light from my 2007 Kia Rondo with minimal hassles today.

Not before first purchasing two $16.99 low beam lights, however.

Since all four forward facing lights usually burn when it's set to low beam, I assumed they were all the same bulb. Two were out, so I bought two H11B bulbs. I replaced the one that actually was a low beam with no problem, and then turned to the internet when I realized the other bulb was completely different.

After reading through all three pages of the exchange above and having a few laughs, I removed the headlight assembly, used a needle nose to grab the black base, gave it a twist while pulling steadily and it popped right out.

Now I have to go back to the parts store to get a Sylvania 168...
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Let me echo the thanks!

This worked for changing the front passenger side position light on my 2008 Rondo.

I spent more time reading through these posts, than I did removing the bucket, changing the bulb, and reinstalling the bucket. That is a positive comment on the quality of these instructions!

I did not even need the pliers. Just a small twist CCW and pulled out the base with my fingers.
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