Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Light bulbs
Maintenance / Light bulbs

Kia Carnival: Light bulbs. WARNING - Working on the lights WARNING - Working on the lights

Prior to working on the light, firmly apply the parking brake, ensure that the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and turn off the lights to avoid sudden movement of the vehicle and burning your fingers or receiving an electric shock.

Use only the bulbs of the specified wattage.

Kia Carnival: Light bulbs. CAUTION - Light replacement CAUTION - Light replacement

Be sure to replace the burnedout bulb with one of the same wattage rating. Otherwise, it may cause damage to the fuse or electric wiring system.


  • If the light bulb or lamp connector is removed from an operating lamp activated by electricity, the fuse boxs electronic device may scan it as a malfunction. Therefore, a lamp malfunction history may be recorded in Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) in the fuse box.
  • It is normal for an operating lamp may blink temporarily. Since this occurrence is due stabilization function of the vehicles electronic control device, if the lamp lights up normally after temporary blinking, there is no problem in the vehicle.
    However, if the lamp continues to blink several times or turn off completely, there may be an error in the vehicles electronic control device. So please have the vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer immediately.

If you dont have necessary tools, the correct bulbs and the expertise, consult an authorized Kia dealer. In many cases, it is difficult to replace vehicle light bulbs because other parts of the vehicle must be removed before you can get to the bulb. This is especially true if you have to remove the headlight assembly to get to the bulb(s).

Removing/installing the headlight assembly can result in damage to the vehicle.

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