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Hyundai Accent Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a 4th generation 2011-2015 Hyundai Accent sedan.

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2013 Accent Trunk Light
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Press In Release Tab
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Pull Out Light Housing

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 cargo area light bulb in the trunk.

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 release the light housing.

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Press Release Button
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Disconnect Power Plug
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Pull Back Electrical Contact
Push in the plastic release tab on the right (passenger) side of the light housing with the small flathead screwdriver.

Pull the light housing out of the roof of the trunk.

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

Gently pull back the metal electrical contact to release the old bulb from the socket.

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Old Bulb Removed
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Insert New # DE3175 Bulb
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Push On Power Plug
Insert a new # DE3175 festoon style bulb in to the socket.

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

(Tip - If you install an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the opposite direction.)

Push the black plastic power plug on to the base of the light housing until it clicks securely in place.

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Re-Insert Wires & Plug
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Push In Retaining Clip
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New Trunk Light Bulb
The new bulb should light up immediately. If not, test it by opening and closing the trunk or by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

Re-insert the wires and the power plug back in to the underside of the trunk first.

Then gently pop in the retaining clip on the other edge of the housing.

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

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