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Hyundai Sonata Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to replace an electrical fuse in the engine bay or passenger compartment of a 2011, 2012 or 2013 Hyundai Sonta.

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Sonata Fuse Box
Press Release Tab
Press Other Release Tab

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2011, 2012 & 2013) Hyundai Sonata in replacing a blown electrical fuse in the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse boxes.

The fuse box in the engine compartment contains the fuses for electrical components such as the starter motor, fuel pump, ECU computer module, horn, A/C blower motor, HVAC system, engine fans, windshield wipers and brake lights.

The fuse box in the passenger compartment near the driver's left knee contains the fuses for electrical devices such as the power seat, trunk release, power windows, radio, 12V DC power outlets, sun roof, door locks and airbags.

The only tool needed to replace the fuses is the white plastic fuse puller, which is included in the engine bay fuse box.

Fuse Box Cover Removed
Fuse Location Chart
Fuse Puller Tool
The engine bay fuse box is located on the driver's side in between the shock tower and the battery.

To open the fuse box cover, press on the release tab at the front of the box and the second release tab located closer to the rear of the engine bay. Lift the cover straight off the fuse box.

The white plastic fuse puller tool is located near the shock tower and next to a group of colorful wires. On this 2011 Sonata, the fuse puller tool has blue and red marker lines on it.

Remove Fuse Puller
Squeeze Puller - Grab Fuse
Pull Out Fuse
Remove the fuse puller tool by squeezing together the top and pulling it straight out of the fuse block.

Squeeze the fuse puller tool and place it over the top of the fuse that you need to check and/or replace.

Pull the fuse straight out of the fuse block.


Hold Fuse To Light
Metal Strip Unbroken
Push Fuse Straight In
Hold the fuse up to a light source to see if it has been blown.

If the metal strip running through the center fuse appears to be intact, it should still be in working condition.

If the metal strip is broken, the fuse has been "blown" and should be replaced with a new one of the same amperage rating.

Interior Fuse Box
Pull Off Fuse Box Cover
Dashboard Fuse Box
The fuse box inside the passenger compartment is located to the left of the steering wheel just in front of the driver's left knee.

Pull open the fuse box cover and turn it over to view the fuse location chart.

Pull Out Blown Fuse
Push In New Fuse
Interior Fuse Box Chart
Use the white plastic fuse puller tool from the engine bay fuse box.

Squeeze the top of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws on the tip of the tool and place it over the top of the fuse you want to check or replace.

Pull the fuse straight out from the fuse block.

Hold the old fuse up to a light source to check if the metal strip inside is broken which indicates that it has been "blown".

Replace Fuse Block Cover
Replace Fuse Puller Tool
Replace Fuse Box Cover
Once you have replaced any blown or possibly faulty fuses, replace the fuse box cover in the passenger compartment.

Then push the fuse puller tool back into its place in the engine bay fuse box and snap the top cover back into place.

For more, check out my Hyundai Sonata Repair & Maintenance Guides page.

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