Kia Borrego / Mohave low beam bulb replacement
Hey, I feel like a complete idiot, so after scouring the web for hours and finding nothing except stories of people taking off the front bumper / grill cover I decided to post here.
I'm trying to change the low beam bulbs on my mother's 2009 Kia Borrego (goes by the Mohave in Canada/ Europe). There's no visible way to remove the headlight or even loosen it up without getting way too into it. I'm more used to GM cars with two bolts and few snap connectors. The easiest way seems to be remove the battery so the bulbs can be removed while the housing is in place, but again - sounds easier than it is. I called the local Kia place (needs an inspection in three days), not by choice, and they want to charge $50 per bulb and three hours of labor - so **** that.
Anyone have any experience with these cars? Even the battery isn't a traditional style one, and I'm getting pretty agitated. The car's manual mentions nothing about bulbs or the battery except "contact local service center" and the car only having a one year run in the U.S. didn't help much for finding anything online.
Thanks for any help anyone can give, I've never brought a car to a shop in my life, and wouldn't like to start now.
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