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Hyundai Accent Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a low / high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 4th generation 2011 to 2015 Hyundai Accent.

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2013 Accent Headlight
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Plastic Dust Cap
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise

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 combination low and high beam dual filament bulb, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in the headlight assemblies.

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.

The replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low/High Beam Headlight # 9003, Front Turn Signal # 2357A and Side Marker # 2825 (also 168 or W5W).

No tools are needed to change any of the bulbs in the headlight housings on either the driver or passenger side of the vehicle.

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Dust Cover Removed
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Black Plastic Power Plug
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Pull Off Electrical Connector
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out headlight bulb.

The dual filament low and high beam headlight bulb is located near the center of the housing.

Reach in behind the assembly and rotate the black plastic dust cover 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it.

Pull the black plastic electrical connector straight off the base of the old headlight bulb.

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Metal Retaining Arm
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Press In & Over - Release
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Arm Released From Hook
The headlight bulb is held in place by a metal retaining arm.

Press the left end of the retaining arm towards the front of the vehicle and remove it from the hook.

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Swing Open Metal Arm
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Pull Out Old Headlight Bulb
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Old Osram 9003 Bulb
Swing the metal retaining arm open to the right.

Pull the old headlight bulb out of the socket.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Insert New # 9003
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Swing Arm Closed
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen headlight bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

Insert the new 9003 low/high beam headlight bulb in to the socket.

Swing the metal retaining arm closed and re-attach the left end to the hook.

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Attach Arm To Hook
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Push On Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push the black plastic power plug on to the base of the new bulb.

Line up the black plastic dust cover and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.



 

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Turn Signal Light Housing
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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Pull Off Power Plug
The Front Turn Signal light is located at the inner corner of the assembly.

Reach in behind the housing and press the release tab on the grey power plug before sliding it straight off.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Turn Signal Socket
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
Rotate the base of the turn signal bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it from the housing.

Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

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Push In & 1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Opening In Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise
Push a new amber colored # 2357A bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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

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Push On Power Plug
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Click Securely In Place
Push the grey plastic electrical connector straight on to the base of the turn signal bulb socket until it clicks securely in place.
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Front Side Marker Light
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Grey Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The Front Side Marker light is located at the outer edge of the headlight assembly.

Rotate the small grey bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove it from the housing.

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Remove Bulb Socket
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Pull Out Old # 2825 Bulb
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Opening In Housing
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 2825 bulb.

If necessary, you may also replace it with any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the number 168, W5W, 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
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Side Marker & Turn Signal
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

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

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