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Hyundai Elantra Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to replace a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 5th generation (2011 to 2016 years) Hyundai Elantra.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

Elantra Dome Light
Pry Out Dome Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
This automotive maintenance "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 5th generation 2011, 2012 & 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Hyundai Elantra in replacing a burnt out overhead dome light bulb.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Accent, Sonata, Azera, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe, Veracruz, Genesis, Forte, Optima, Rio, Soul, Sorento, Sportage, i10, i20, i30, i35, i40, Tiburon, Avante and Sedona may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement festoon or "fuse" style dome light bulb for the '11-'16 Elantra is part # DE3175 or just "3175" available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko, and Phillips.

You can also use a brighter LED bulb.

(The owner's manual lists the replacement bulb as "Faston 8W". I'm sure they meant "Festoon".)

The only tool needed to replace the map light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the lens cover.

Dome Light Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Dome Bulb
DE3175 or 3175  8W Bulb
Use the blade of a small flathead screwdriver to gently pry out the dome light's lens cover.

To avoid damaging the surrounding plastic of the housing, wrap the blade of the screwdriver with a paper towel or a thin cloth.

Grasp the old dome light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.


Dome Light Socket
Push In New DE3175 Bulb
New Dome Bulb Installed
Push a new # DE3175 or 3175 festoon / fuse base bulb straight into the dome light socket.

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

Push the "On" button to test the new light bulb.

Re-Insert Lens Cover
Snap Cover In Place
Press "On" Button - Test Bulb
Insert the rear of the dome light lens cover in first and then gently snap the front part of the cover in place. Make sure that the lens cover rests flush with the dome light housing.

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

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