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Trying to find bulb size for the interior lights to convert them to 6k. Also looking for a way to replace the two lights above the driver and passenger seats. Any help is appreciate it. Thanks Guys!!!!!
 

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Trying to find bulb size for the interior lights to convert them to 6k. Also looking for a way to replace the two lights above the driver and passenger seats. Any help is appreciate it. Thanks Guys!!!!!
I started this journey a month ago and gave up. No one has published the bulb size and I've had the hardest time getting access to the bulbs. The manual says the plastic covers should pop off with a flat head screw driver, but it seems to take a lot of force and I'm afraid to break something.

As for the ones above the center console, those don't match the manual's instructions so I haven't tried to access them yet. I think you need to remove the entire black plastic shroud to get to them but don't know where to begin.

Keep in mind, the SXP's already have LED interior lights. The rest of us get the old school bulbs. I wish I could get LED in a warmer color though. 6k is a bit too cool for my taste.
 

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Okay I was able to find the bulb size for the interior lights minus the map light in the front passenger and driver side. The interior bulb size are DE3175 for 5 bulbs the two in the 2nd row, two in the 3rd row and the trunk light. Here are some pics on the outcome. I went with the 6k lights for a much cleaner look. Hope this helps.
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Okay I was able to find the bulb size for the interior lights minus the map light in the front passenger and driver side. The interior bulb size are DE3175 for 5 bulbs the two in the 2nd row, two in the 3rd row and the trunk light. Here are some pics on the outcome. I went with the 6k lights for a much cleaner look. Hope this helps.
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Nice work! Thanks for showing where the screw driver goes as well.
 

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The 6000K color temp is a bit too cool for my taste, but I don't like the nasty yellow that comes with 3000k bulbs. I found some LED's with a 4500K temperature which should be the perfect sweet spot to give a cleaner light output without looking as harsh as the white at night. I'll try to get some pics to share once they arrive.
 

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The camera makes the 4500 look whiter than it really is. It actually shines more clear than white, if that makes any sense. There's no blue. Either way, just gotta figure out the ones above the driver and then I'll be done..... For now.
 

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finally found the way to remove the housing for the Map lights for the front passenger and driver side. You have to pull down from the front part of the whole housing then pull forward towards the rear view mirror. Once you do that there is two wires that are connected you can leave those connected if you want. Then you just twist the house of the light bulb and pull out the bulb. And replace with size 194 bulb. Then too put back just perform it in the reverse order. Hope you find it helpful.
 

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finally found the way to remove the housing for the Map lights for the front passenger and driver side. You have to pull down from the front part of the whole housing then pull forward towards the rear view mirror. Once you do that there is two wires that are connected you can leave those connected if you want. Then you just twist the house of the light bulb and pull out the bulb. And replace with size 194 bulb. Then too put back just perform it in the reverse order. Hope you find it helpful.
I assumed that was the way in, but was afraid to break any retainer clips trying. When you say "pull down from the front part of the housing" do you mean the side closest to the windshield?

Also, let's talk about that rear view mirror... what is that?!
 

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Correct closest to the windshield there are two clips there. Putting it back on make sure they align I had a bit of a hard time with that. Lol. As far as the rearview mirror it’s a Broadway wide mirror. Around 15 bucks but we’ll worth it for me get to see everything lol. Hope that works for you.
 

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Correct closest to the windshield there are two clips there. Putting it back on make sure they align I had a bit of a hard time with that. Lol. As far as the rearview mirror it’s a Broadway wide mirror. Around 15 bucks but we’ll worth it for me get to see everything lol. Hope that works for you.
While you had it off did you see if there was any setup to illuminate the UVO and all the other buttons there? out of the 6 only one is illuminated which is the one in the middle driver side to turn on/off all the lights in the car.

I just can't believe that Kia decided that by design only illuminating one button would be enough. They went all out in terms of features in this car and this would be a strange one to skimp on...
 

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While you had it off did you see if there was any setup to illuminate the UVO and all the other buttons there? out of the 6 only one is illuminated which is the one in the middle driver side to turn on/off all the lights in the car.

I just can't believe that Kia decided that by design only illuminating one button would be enough. They went all out in terms of features in this car and this would be a strange one to skimp on...
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Here is a image of the housing. Looks like you would have to take off. But I have the EX model so the only one that illuminates is the UVO but has a rectangular cutout for the orange light.
 

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Here is a image of the housing. Looks like you would have to take off. But I have the EX model so the only one that illuminates is the UVO but has a rectangular cutout for the orange light.
Thanks! I was hoping it was some kind of a recall and something was just needed to be replaced to make them all "work" and be illuminated.
I am repeating myself but I just can't believe they skimped on that... I know I am not the only one who ended up pressing UVO instead of turning on the light at night...:rolleyes:
 

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By the way, the manual is completely wrong about how to replace these lights. Thanks again!
No problem just trying to get things going on this car. There seems to be nothing on the car, hence 2022. Lol. Hopefully someone gets all weather mats. That’s my next thing beside putting black vinyl on the Kia logos.
 

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Correct closest to the windshield there are two clips there. Putting it back on make sure they align I had a bit of a hard time with that. Lol. As far as the rearview mirror it’s a Broadway wide mirror. Around 15 bucks but we’ll worth it for me get to see everything lol. Hope that works for you.
How much does this actually help? When you say 'see everything', what extra do you get to see with this wide mirror?

I ask because I am contemplating getting one of those dashcam+digital rear-view mirrors so that I have a clear view of what's behind.
 

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Okay I was able to find the bulb size for the interior lights minus the map light in the front passenger and driver side. The interior bulb size are DE3175 for 5 bulbs the two in the 2nd row, two in the 3rd row and the trunk light. Here are some pics on the outcome. I went with the 6k lights for a much cleaner look. Hope this helps.
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Do you now what length the bulbs are 31mm or 42mm?
 
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