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Removing HID lamp to replace???

I know you twist off the waterproof cap and then there's a metal clip that holds the D1S lamp in but I can't seem to loosen it. I started on the drivers side because it was eay to get to. Any ideas? Do I just yank the crap out of the bracket? Help a fellow Cadenza owner out. I'm sorry.... K7 owner. I no longer have Cadenza on my arse! HeeHee. Thanks!!!
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Use a little force, but be careful. If you think something is breaking, stop.

Try the owners/repair manual.

Why are you removing it tho?

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Use a little force, but be careful. If you think something is breaking, stop.
love this advice... it's like telling someone when using a Qtip that when you feel pressure and resistance, stop..lol

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Use a little force, but be careful. If you think something is breaking, stop.

Try the owners/repair manual.

Why are you removing it tho?
Bought 6000k to match my led fogs. The stock hid 4300 aren't cutting it
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love this advice... it's like telling someone when using a Qtip that when you feel pressure and resistance, stop..lol
LOL I know. I tried pulling on the bracket/clip and it feels like the whole socket is moving. Why does it have to be so annoying....
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love this advice... it's like telling someone when using a Qtip that when you feel pressure and resistance, stop..lol
Lol, i try.

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That metal clip has a lock on it. You have to pinch them together (or something like that) to get over the little tab that's hold it down.

I'm not remember 100% but it is something to that effect.



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Bought 6000k to match my led fogs. The stock hid 4300 aren't cutting it
I actually got my stock HID Lights replaced with 6000k about a 3 weeks ago and it looks a million times better and matches the LED perfectly!!!, stupid stock 4300ks lol. I have a friend who works at the KIA Dealership as a mechanic so he did the replacement for me. This is what he said he had to do.......

Driver Side (easiest to replace):
Have to push down on the bracket while prying both end of the bracket off the DS1 Bulbs. Once the bracket is off, don't twist because the bulbs just come straight off.

Passenger Side (hardest):
Have to do exactly the same thing on this side but he had to remove the washer fluid reservoir to have more room to replace the lights.
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Sounds like you need 3 hands to do this. LOL. I went to dealer today for my 1st service and asked if can replace them and they said no because they are responsible if anything goes wrong!! I'm like...Really? It's a freakin light bulb. Whatever. I will give this another go tomorrow.
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