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Hyundai Santa Fe Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 3rd generation 2013-2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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2014 Santa Fe Map Lights
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and perhaps also the face lifted 2017 model year) Hyundai Santa Fe in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading both of them to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Optima, Cadenza, K900, Sorento, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Forte, Genesis, Cerato, Spectra, Accent, Sephia, i20, i30, ix35, i40 and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement festoon or "fuse" style light bulb is part number DE3175. You can also use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the map light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Remove Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the front edge of the lens cover (closest to the windshield) and the overhead console.

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

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Gently pull back one of the metal electrical contacts and remove the old bulb from the socket.
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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
The Sylvania lamp replacement guide lists the DE3425 as being the correct replacement bulb, but it appears to be a bit larger than the DE3175 bulb that most Hyundai and Kia vehicles use for the map lights.

If you choose to upgrade both of your map lights with brighter LED bulbs, choose a bulb that is compatible with the DE3175 and is about 29mm, 30mm or 31mm in length.



 

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Install New Light Bulb
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Press Button - Test Bulb
Insert a new number DE3175 bulb in to the socket.

Press in the clear plastic button to activate the "On/Off" switch and test the new light bulb.

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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
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Gently Pop In Lens Cover
Re-insert the plastic tabs and then gently snap in the lens cover.
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Test the new map light bulbs by pressing the front outer area of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switch.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.

For more, check out all of my 2013-2016 Hyundai Santa Fe DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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