Kia Sportage Headlights Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/17/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Sportage is a compact SUV. It is a car that you can take on the road, off the road, and it has plenty of space for passengers. It also has an excellent safety rating. This means that you are protected in an accident because it has many safety features. However, there are some problems that you may encounter when you drive your Kia Sportage, especially if you have recently purchased a new one.

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One of the problems that many people experience is their headlights not working properly. This can be a major problem if it happens in the middle of the night and there is no light to see by. The headlights are a key safety feature on your vehicle so they should work properly when you need them to work properly. So let’s talk about what exactly causes this problem and how to fix it for good.

Common Reasons for Headlights Not Working

Headlights won’t turn on when you turn up to work, so it may be that your car has an electrical problem or it may be that the headlights have become defective. It is important to note exactly when your headlights failed, because once you have a good idea of the failure, you can try to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Most often, one of your headlights simply has burned out and can’t be replaced. Even if you replace your headlights at the same time, there is no guarantee that they will have the same life span as each other. Sometimes one bulb will fail before the other, but it’s less common to have both bulbs fail at the same time.

It may be that one of your headlights has corrosion or that something is damaged in the area where the headlight connector is. If the electrical connector that connects your headlights to the fuse box is not tight enough, you may find that putting some pressure on it causes the problem to go away.

How to Deal With Kia Sportage Headlights Issus

Schedule a change

Headlights can become dimmed by as much as 20% over time, and eventually they will go out completely. We recommend changing your headlight bulbs in pairs to maintain the same intensity and give your headlights the best possible shine. By changing both headlight bulbs at the same time, both headlights will have the same brightness and not appear brighter than the one that you have swapped.

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Clean the lenses

If your headlights are not functioning properly, it may be a matter of the headlight assembly itself. Sometimes, old headlight lenses will start to discolor or oxidize after a certain amount of time. Headlight lenses may become dirty or even start to discolor. In this case, it may be time to clean the headlight assembly. If your headlights are becoming foggy, that may be caused by condensation that has built up in the headlight lenses. Foggy headlights indicate that it is time to replace the headlight assembly.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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