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Hyundai Accent Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 4th generation 2011 to 2015 Hyundai Accent with photos.

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2013 Accent Dome Light
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed

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 dome light bulb located in the headliner above the rear passenger seats.

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 festoon or "fuse" style bulb is part number DE3175, which is available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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OEM Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Old # DE3175 Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic automotive pry tool.

Carefully insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the front edge of the lens cover and the light housing.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # DE3175
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Move Switch To "On"
Push a new DE3175 bulb straight in to the socket.

I'd recommend buying the Sylvania DE3175 LL long life light bulbs since they tend to last a very long time.

(Tip: If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try removing it from the socket and turning it around in the opposite direction.)

Test the new dome light bulb by pushing the rocker switch in to the "On" position.

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Re-Insert Tabs - Rear Edge
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Pop In Front Edge
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Switch To "Door" Position
First re-insert the plastic tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover in to the housing.

Then gently snap in the front edge of the lens cover.

Place the rocker switch in to the "Door" position so that the dome light will turn on whenever a passenger door is opened.

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

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