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.
Elantra Map Lights
Pry Out Lens Cover
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.)
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
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
light bulb straight into the socket and then press the grey button to test
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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