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Any body tried changing the parking light bulbs the smaller one on top of the regular H4 light?

Can't seem to get to them as they are obstructed by some body structure of the car.
 

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Some time ago, my wife, who usually drive our Picanto, stopped at the gas station to have THE bulb replaced. The "gasman" unscrewed two screws on the top of the whole light, pulled VERY gently the light and took out the bulb with its connector. Replaced the bulb and put the lamp on its place.

Then, when I was at the Authorized Service, the electrician said, that I have to pull out the whole lamp to replace the position bulbs.

BTW, in the manual, there is a picture, which shows how to do the thing. But there is no word about taking out the lamp :(
 

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Originally posted by klbx@Jun 15 2005, 06:24 AM
Any body tried changing the parking light bulbs the smaller one on top of the regular H4 light?

Can't seem to get to them as they are obstructed by some body structure of the car.
I've replaced both of my front parking light bulbs. I removed the bolts holding the bumper section from the wing to the centre badge, then the two on top of the light unit and there was JUST enough room to squeeze my hand in and turn the bulb holder to remove it from the light unit. Bulb pulls out and new one goes in easy. Replacement is reversal of the above. It's fiddly but it can be done DIY. :banana:
 

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Hello there. I'm new to the forum. Just like to say that I have struggled like mad to get the passenger side headlamp out of my Kia Picanto 06 model, all evening. Have read the comments posted on how easy it "should" be, but I struggled like mad. Undid the 2 bolts above the main lamp, and it still wouldn't come away from the body of the car. "Mega frustrating" is an understatement!! lol. Will be ringing the garage first thing tomorrow morning! lol. All I want to do is replace the sidelight! Kia Motors -why've you gone and made things so difficult.
 

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Can't remove headlamp

Hi, my first post. I have a Picanto 1.1 se 2004 and after reading these posts I tried removing the nearside (left) headlamp to change the side light.

Removed two screws, one on top and one to the left of the lamp. The lamp is loose but the bracket for the left hand screw is behind the bumper. I can lift the lamp (about 3mm) so the bracket just clears the bumper but the top right corner of the lamp is now restriced by the top of the wing.

As some people here can remove the lamp and some can't I presume that there must be some slight differances in the bodywork of the differant models/years.

How do you remove the bumper :confused:

Mike.
 

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Hi. Don't suppose you could post some digital pix of how to remove the bulbs? It is clear that many are struggling with this and we'll be damned before we take our cars to the garage to have a bulb changed! I mean the next thing:-we wont be able to fill the petrol tank by ourselves! (Hope I haven't given KIA any ideas!)
Isn't life a bag of fun?!
 
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