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How to Replace Hyundai Elantra Brake Lights

by KevinM

Hyundai introduced the Elantra in 1992. The model was overhauled for the 1996 model year, and for years 2001 and 2006. The brake light changing procedure changed slightly for each Elantra generation. The following procedure is for the most recent generation.

Step 1

Open the trunk. Locate the rear light assembly service cover that covers the back of the light assembly. The covers are located at the rear corners of the trunk. Remove the two retaining screws. Remove the cover.

Step 2

Remove the three retaining bolts that hold the rear light assembly. Slide the assembly rearward and outward from the car.

Step 3

Locate the socket for the defective bulb. Grasp the socket from the back of the rear light assembly and turn it counterclockwise until it releases. Pull the socket out of the assembly.

Step 4

Push the defective bulb into the socket and turn it counterclockwise until it releases. Pull the bulb from the socket.

Insert a new bulb and reassemble the vehicle by following the steps in the reverse order.

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver
  • Wrenches

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