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Hyundai Elantra Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the overhead map light bulbs in a 5th generation (2011 to 2016) Hyundai Elantra sedan with pictures.

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Elantra Map Lights
Flathead Screwdriver
Pry Out Lens Cover
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 map 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 map light bulb for the Elantra is part # DE3175 or just "3175". (Or an LED bulb.)

If your Elantra instead has wedge base map light bulbs the replacement parts are # 168, 194 or 2825 bulbs.

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

Lens Cover Removed
Fastener Prongs
Map Light Bulb & Switch
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the front edge of the map light lens cover and the light housing.

Gently pry out the lens cover on the left side and then also on the right side until the lens pops out of the housing.

If you are worried about damaging the plastic, you can wrap the blade of the screwdriver with a paper towel or tissue.


Pull Out Old Bulb
Old # DE3175 Bulb
Map Light Bulb Socket
Pull out the old map light bulb straight out of the socket with your thumb and forefinger.
Push In New DE3175 Bulb
Press Button - Test Light
Testing New Light Bulb
Push the new DE3175 map light bulb straight into the socket and then press the grey button to test it.

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

Insert Back Side First
Push In Front Side
Push Switch - Test Bulb
Insert the back side of the lens cover in first and then snap the front side in place.

Press the switch again to make sure the light bulb works properly.

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

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