While replacing the headlight bulb in a 2005 Kia Spectra the headlight bulb retaining wire was also removed. Unfortunately both Left and Right sides were removed before I was called to help so I do not have a visual reference to replace the wire. Is there a diagram/reference available so I can visualize how the clip is secured or do you have any words of wisdom? Thanks for your helpDan
Country: United StatesMake: KiaModel: SpectraYear: 2005
I tried to find a diagram on Kia site and Alldata. None to be found. I'll try to walk you through it. If it is not good enough I will opt out.
The spring retainer wire should be a "U" shape. The bulge loop at the bottom of the "U" shape slips under the Phillips screw and the two ends go on either side of the bulb with the loopy/hook wire end will anchor under the tab with a groove in it. Wish there was a picture but this is the best I can do to explain it.
Working with Kia from 1997 to present
hey Gunny44,I figured it out. It hinges on one phillips screw side and clips on the other under the phillips screw as you stated above. Initially I was thinking it was supposed to hinge on both sides and flip up or down to lock but not the case. I did not see a way to cancel the request when I figured it out and to be honest just came in from the garage so did not spend much time trying to cancel so I figure I ordered the service you provided the answer and you should be paid. I Accept the Answer.Thanks for your efforts,Dan
That was very nice of you. Glad it worked out. Thank you for the accept.