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How do I change the front bumper light bulb?

Hey guys, I need some help. I have a rio lx 06 and the light bulb that goes in the corner of the front bumber is out. I bought the bulb to replace it, got under the car and removed the screws in the bottom which allow access to where the bulb is, and turns out I cant remove the bulb. The plastic thing (what is holding the bulb) didnt want to remove itself from the bumper. I tried turning it, pulling, looking if there was a clip, something to bend, pushing and then pulling, but nothing worked. My car is now currently at the kia warranty and I asked the person there if they could do me the favor of just changing the light bulbs, I already had the bulb, just needed someone to switch them, and he told me that the cost for that is $34!!!! Now that is a FUNNY guy!

Someone please help me with this, I am not going to pay $34 for someone to switch the bulbs!

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You have to remove two screws from the wheel well and pry it a bit to get your hand in there - twist the socket counter-clockwise to remove - not that difficult, takes a couple of minutes.

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Thanks man, will try as soon as possible!
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Hi,

just for info.

2x H4 headlight bulbs +2x 5W position bulbs + 0.2hrs charged work at authorised dealership 3 days ago = 10 Euro = cca 13,5 USD

2007 Rio5 - EX Color Pack - Black

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Or if you remove the headlight, that is also a way to get to it. You may not even need to remove that if you have skinny arms and hands.
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