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Kia Sorento DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 3rd generation 2016 to 2020 Kia Sorento.

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2016-2020 Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a third generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Kia Sorento SUV can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the key fob battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or the thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your Sorento (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

3. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to replace a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb, located in the housing attached to the headliner above the sun visor, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

4. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the overhead housing attached to the headliner above the second row of passenger seats (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

5. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

According to the normal maintenance schedule in the owner's manual the HVAC system's cabin air filter element should be changed every 7,5000 miles or every 12 months (or every 12,000 KM).

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Plastic Interior Door Panels Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

6. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Plastic Interior Door Panels Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your third generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Sorento, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible aftermarket replacement speakers sizes) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade Change

7. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the back windshield of your Sorento during a rain or snow storm, you may need to change the rear wiper blade.

Take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers), by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

8. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate of your 3rd generation Kia Sorento (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

9. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a third generation Kia Sorento contain the brake, rear turn signal, reverse, rear side marker and a parking light bulb.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing any of these light bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

10. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area (or "trunk") light bulb near the tailgate door of your Sorento, take a look at the DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Glove Box Light Bulb

11. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out light bulb in the glove box of your Sorento (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), check out my DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image situated on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2016-2020 Kia Sorento Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide
Shift Lock Release

12. 2016-2020 Kia Sorento Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to manually move a disabled Sorento due to a dead battery, running out of gas or some other mechanic issue, you'll need to release the transmission shift lock mechanism in order to change the gear selector from "Park" to "Neutral".

To view the DIY tutorial, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   
If you have an earlier second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 model years) Kia Sorento SUV, check out the DIY repair and maintenance tutorials for your vehicle by clicking on the link below.

2010-2015 Kia Sorento DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides

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