Does it need more than a hole for the wiring?
I have purchased fender garnish lights that fit in the stock location on the foreign Cadenza models. I imagine that the foreign fenders have cutouts for the trim/garnishments. Does anyone know where I can buy the fenders with cutouts? Trying to cut them out in nearly impossible, especially if you want proper fitment. Thanks. Premium Fender Garnish LED Lamp Light 2way for 2014 2015 2016 Kia Cardenza K7 | eBay
The 2015 and newer SXL Cadenza models have the fender garnish already installed, so the fenders with the holes are readily available. The garnish is identical to those lights you purchased...except the garnish on the US models does not light up...just a fender bling of sorts.
I have the SXL and recently had it in the body shop (attached a pic of before it was fixed...you can see the factory garnish). They had to reorder the fender because the first one that came in did not have the pre cut holes for the garnish. Once they received the correct fender, the garnish just popped in.
You can find the correct fender here...about $180 per fender.
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