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Hyundai Tucson Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in a second generation 2010 to 2015 Hyundai Tucson SUV with pictures.

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2014 Tucson Cargo Light
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Pry Out Light Housing
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Light Housing Removed

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Hyundai Tucson SUV in changing a burnt out light bulb in the cargo area or "trunk".

Owners of other Hyundai and Kia vehicles such as the Accent, Elantra, Sonata, Azera, Veloster, Tiburon, Genesis, Lavita, Veracruz, Santa Fe, ix35, 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 light bulb is part number 6418 (35mm in length).

You may also be able to use the slightly shorter # DE3175(31mm), or the longer 6423 (36mm) and # 6411 (41mm).

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Light Housing Separated
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Remove Old Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Carefully insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in between the front edge of the light housing and the plastic cargo area panel.

Gently pry out the light housing and remove it form the plastic panel.

Press the release tab on the black power plug before disconnecting it from the light housing.

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

Pull back the metal electrical contact and remove the old bulb.

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Old # 6418 (35mm) Bulb
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Insert New # 6418 Bulb
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Push On Electrical Connector
Insert a new number 6418 (35mm in length) festoon bulb in to the socket.

You might also be able to use the slightly smaller DE3175 (31mm) bulb or the larger # 6423 (36mm) and 6411 (41mm) bulbs.

If you use a larger bulb, you may need to gently bend back the electrical contact in order to accommodate the bulb.

Push on the black plastic power plug on to the end of the housing.

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

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Re-Insert Wires First
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Pop In Light Housing
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Test New Cargo Area Bulb
Re-insert the wires in to the plastic cargo area body panel.

Gently snap in the light housing.

Test the new cargo area light bulb by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob or by opening the tailgate door.

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

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