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Kia Sportage Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in a 4th generation 2017 to 2022 Kia Sportage SUV with the part number.

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2018 Sportage Map Lights
Insert Flathead Screwdriver
Pry Out Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2017, 2018, 2019 and possibly also the refreshed 2020, 2021 and 2022) Kia Sportage SUV in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading both of them to brighter LED bulbs.

Owners of other Kia, Hyundai and Genesis vehicles such as the Niro, Optima, Soul, Forte, Rio, Stinger, Cadenza, K900, Sorento, Telluride, Sedona, Kona, Santa Fe, Tucson, Elantra, Sonata, Accent, Veloster, Ioniq, Nexo, Palisade, G70, G80 and G90 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The original OEM light bulb was marked as part number W10W or KHA12V10W E11 which is also known as Hyundai / Kia part number 1864310009N or 18643-10009-N.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base light bulbs such as the Satco S4553 or the slightly higher wattage 912.

The only tool required to access and replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool used to remove the translucent plastic lens cover.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you can either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a small plastic trim panel removal tool.

Insert the blade of your screwdriver in between the inner edge of the lens cover and the light housing. Gently pry out the lens cover.

Avoid prying out the lens cover near the rear edge (closest to the back of the car). There are two plastic tabs on the rear edge that can easily be broken if you pry near the rear edge.


Lens Cover Removed
Old Light Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Pull out the front edge of the lens cover first and then remove the two tabs on the rear edge.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

Grasp the old light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

Try To Gently Pry Out
Use Stiff Wire To Pull Out
KHA12V10W W10W
If you trouble getting a grip on the old light bulb, you can also try very gently prying it out of the socket with the flathead screwdriver.

Another trick I like is to use a piece of stiff electrical wire twisted in a loop. Push the loop of stiff wire over the bulb and twist the wire to tighten it. Then pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket with the wire.

The original OEM light bulb was marked as part number KHA12V10W W10W E11 or Hyundai / Kia part number 1864310009N or 18643-10009-N.

I found it much easier to use the very similar Satco S4553 miniature wedge base light bulb which can be purchased on Amazon. It is 11W compared to 10 watts for the original bulb.

Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New Light Bulb
Test New Light Bulb
Push a new light bulb straight into the socket.

Before you replace the lens cover, press the clear round plastic button to test the new light bulb.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, try removing it from the socket, rotating it 180 degrees and then re-install it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are polarized and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

Line Up Lens Cover
Two Tabs - Rear Edge
Re-Insert Tabs
Line up the lens cover with the opening in the light housing.

First, re-insert the two tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover into the opening.

Pop In Retaining Clips
Testing New Map Lights
Set Switch To "Door"
Then gently snap in the retaining clips on the front edge of the lens cover (located closer to the windshield).

Double check that the lens cover is securely place and that the On / Off switch is easy to activate.

Test the new light bulbs by pushing on the lens covers.

I recommend moving the "On / Door / Off" switch to the "Door" position so that the map lights will turn on any time you open the driver or passenger doors.

Please check out all of my 2017-2022 Kia Sportage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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