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DIY - Vanity Mirror Light Replacement with LED

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Today I received some Festoon LED vanity lights from AUXITO. You can save 10% by using that link OR use coupon code: CTRINK for 15% off!

The lights come with 18 LEDs. I'd also like to report that there are no CANBUS error codes or flickering!
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There is only one type of bulb for the vanity lights on the 2021+ MQ4 Sorento as described in the owner’s manual for this light. Page 688 or Section 8 - 6.

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DIY Instructions:

Tools needed:

  • Pry tool (or small flathead screwdriver)
  • Electrical Tape

Time: 15 Minutes

  1. Trim tool into the button side of the fixture and watch through the crack you create to depress the retaining clip. There is a slight adhesion with the fixture and the headliner when you first start. The opposite side of the fixture is just a pivot point so do not try on that side.

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  2. Pull down on the button side to remove the fixture. BEFORE REMOVING THE BULB. You'll notice a copper bar running the length of the fixture near the bulb. I highly suggest taping this with electrical tape to prevent a short during install. It doesn't have to be pretty since we will remove it after the install. Remember, these LEDs are omnidirectional and you can insert them in either direction.

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    Here is the bulb size difference, the Sorento has the smallest festoons I've ever seen. Don't worry, the AUXITOs fit. I was able to bend one of the spring clips on the fixture to allow the festoons to fit. I have also asked Auxito if they have smaller festoons as these were pretty tight to make work. For reference: they are a 30mm festoon from Kia.

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  3. Reclip the fixture to the headliner. Repeat those steps on the opposite side and you're done!

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I can't for the life of me to get them to fit. I kept trying but it kept sliding out. Very frustrating. Not sure if im doing something wrong.
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