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post #51 of 64 Old 01-08-2019, 01:18 PM
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Do you know of a reputable site to get the shop manual for this car?
https://kiatechinfo.snapon.com/default.aspx

It's not cheap, at $19 for 72 hours of access and $150 for a month, but it's the official Kia manuals from the official Kia site. Can't get more reputable than that.
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Khoop, I have not tried to change my headlights as mine have been trouble free so far. However, you can get the Kia shop manuals online (you do have to pay, unfortunately), and I can't imagine they would be too difficult for someone mechanically inclined.

The Equus has it's vulerabilities too, just google "Equus air suspension". Don't let the headlight issue scare you off. Like any other vehicle issues reported on the internet, it appears more prevalent than it actually is. The K900 is a great car. So is the Equus for that matter. Either is more likely to be trouble free than anything comparable from the Germans.
Thank you Zathras. I know you are probably right about the headlights not being as common a failure as reported on the interwebs. I've driven the Equus before and I really do prefer the K900 on every level. I just can't afford a $5,000 headlight debacle if I hit a big pothole.

My current car is a Lexus LS430 and I love it, and it's been very reliable. Previously I had an Audi A8 and it was incredibly expensive to maintain.

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I would love to get my hands on a log in for the technical diagrams so I could mine some specific information. I noticed eBay has some headlights, and at varying prices. I would be curious what breaks in the headlight, so I could manufacture a repair.
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I only have six months of experience, but for what it's worth my headlights are fine, and I've hit the usual proportion of potholes, etc. I'm not feeling too paranoid about normal use. What would scare me is any kind of frontal impact, even a small one. Fingers crossed that I never have to find out!

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Well thats good to know - I guess I'm scared that any large speed bump will destroy the headlights...
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I changed out the HID bulbs on mine over the weekend to get the light to match a bit better. They seem a bit delicate, but no issues otherwise.

The reason I changed my bulbs was because I hate the multiple color temperatures with the lights on at night. A yellowish white headlight and everything else a bluish white. Even the fog light is a different color than the "eyebrow" accent. After you add in the amber, that is 4 different color temperatures... on a luxury car.
I did a bunch of lumen/lux and color temperature testing to get things to match my OCD lol.
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Once I had the same situation with my headlights but I had an accident and they were damaged. I spent a lot of money on repairs. I was really upset because of it and talked about that with my close friends. They told me that it was so silly not to insure my car, so I visited www.general.com. After that I did it and now I`m not afraid that something will happen with my car cause I won`t lose money.

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Seeking others with similar issue with LED lights. My father has a 2015 K900 purchased brand new. Vehicle has less that 27000 miles and is in pristine condition (garage kept). However approximately three months ago as described from previous post the low beam LED headlights are stuck pointing down at the ground. He's taken the car to the dealership where purchased in Columbia, SC - they at first stated they fixed the problem by adjusting them. Long story short, after multiple trips to dealership they now say they've done all they can do and he is to call Kia. Kia states, dealership reported issue fixed; they recommend he take the car back to the dealership. Now he has a car he can only drive in daytime!
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Look on ebay. From time to time there are led headlights for K900 listed for a good price. Might as well replace both of them, I've seen them for as low as $400.00
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Seeking others with similar issue with LED lights. My father has a 2015 K900 purchased brand new. Vehicle has less that 27000 miles and is in pristine condition (garage kept). However approximately three months ago as described from previous post the low beam LED headlights are stuck pointing down at the ground. He's taken the car to the dealership where purchased in Columbia, SC - they at first stated they fixed the problem by adjusting them. Long story short, after multiple trips to dealership they now say they've done all they can do and he is to call Kia. Kia states, dealership reported issue fixed; they recommend he take the car back to the dealership. Now he has a car he can only drive in daytime!
My dealer performed either a headlight recall or service bulletin repair a couple years ago. Mine is also a 2015. Check online for recalls and bulletins...
https://www.carcomplaints.com/Kia/K900/2015/tsbs/
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