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Hyundai Accent 3rd Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out high mount third brake light bulb in a fourth generation 2011-2015 Hyundai Accent sedan.

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2013 Accent 3rd Brake Light
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Housing In Rear Deck Panel
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Open Trunk Lid

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Hyundai Accent in changing a burnt out high mount third brake light bulb in the rear deck panel.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Tucson, Elantra, Sonata, Azera, Veloster, Tiburon, Genesis, Lavita, Veracruz, Santa Fe, ix20, i20, ix35, Fluidic Verna, Equus, Cadenza, Forte, Optima, Rio, Soul, Sedona, Sorento, Spectra and Sportage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement 3rd brake light bulb is part number 921 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

No tools are needed to replace the bulb.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Bulb Socket
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Pull Out Old # 921 Bulb
The first two steps are to open the trunk lid and then locate the black plastic third brake light bulb socket.

Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.

I'd recommend buying the Sylvania 921 LL long life light bulbs since they tend to last a very long time.

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Opening In Light Housing
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Push In New # 921 Bulb
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Re-Insert Bulb Socket
Push a new # 921 bulb straight in to the socket.

Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Test New Light Bulb

Test the new third brake light bulb by having someone step on the brake pedal.

For more, check out my other Hyundai Accent DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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