Kia Sorento: Head Lamps Inspection - Lighting System - Body Electrical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Sorento: Head Lamps Inspection

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Lighting System / Head Lamps Inspection

1.
Check-points upon head lamp failure (HID)
(1)
Check the battery voltage. (Low beam will be on when the battery voltage above 9V.)
(2)
Check the fuse and relay.
(3)
Check the polarity of ballast. (If the polarity are changed, low beam doesn't lighten)
(4)
Check the bulb connector securely.
(5)
Visually bulb checking (no filament): damaged glass, damaged for upper parts and lower parts of glass tube.
(6)
After (1)~(5), replace the ballast and the ignitor. (ballast assembly).

2.
Service procedure and warning (HID)
No.
Item
Service procedures
Warning
Remarks
1
Replacement of lamp assembly
1.
Disconnect the power connector from the lamp.
2.
Remove and replace the lamp assembly.
3.
Connect the power connector.
Х
Disconnect the head lamp power connector to avoid high voltage.
Х
Other description is the same as the halogen bulbs.
2
Replacement of the Bulb
1.
Disconnect the power connector from the lamp. (head lamp, turn signal, head lamp leveling device)
2.
Remove the lamp assembly.
3.
Remove the ballast and dust cover.
4.
Remove the bulb socket and replace the bulb.
5.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Х
Disconnect the head lamp power connector to avoid high voltage.
Х
Be careful not to damage the bulb and use genuine bulbs only.
Х
Do not apply excessive force and fit it correctly.

3
Replacement of the Ballast (with built-in ignitor)
1.
Disconnect the power connector from the lamp.
2.
Remove the lamp and then the ballast and the dust cover.
3.
Remove the head lamp leveling device and then the bulb socket.
4.
Connect the bulb socket on the replacement ballast and install the leveling device.
5.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Х
Disconnect the head lamp power connector to avoid high voltage.
Х
Replace the ballast only and install the used lamp.
Х
Replace the sub assembly except the ballast.
4
Others
1.
Power supply should be according to the rated capacity.
2.
Use the rated fuse and wire.
3.
Bulb socket shall be free from moisture or dirt.
4.
Do not apply the ballast severe shock, water, or extreme
Х
All parts should be serviced only at specified service centers.
Х
HID lamp should not be installed on other cars (Dangerous, fire may occur.)

  
HID lamp shall not be used on other cars.(Fire may occur.)
Fire may occur when HID lamp initially lights due to the fact that arc-discharge generates high voltage (max. 30,000V) and high current (12-13A), and are different from the halogen lamp specification.
Characteristic
1.
Durable for vibration as there is no filament.
2.
HID lamp had a more long life than halogen lamp.
3.
Does not operate if polarity is changed.
4.
Operating input voltage : 9-16V
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