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Hyundai Veloster License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

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2017 Veloster License Plate
Left License Plate Light
Push In Release Tab
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Hyundai Veloster in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb in the rear bumper cover or upgrading them both to brighter LED bulbs.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Elantra, Sonata, Azera, Santa Fe, Tucson, Accent, Ioniq, Genesis, Tiburon, ix20, i20, i30, i40, Veracruz, Optima, Cadenza, K900, Soul, Niro, Sportage, Sorento, Sedona, Rio, Forte and Spectra may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 2825 (also known as W5W).

You can also use brighter LED units.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

Gently Remove Housing
Light Housing Removed
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Locate the small black plastic release tab on the license plate light bulb housing.

Use the small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool to gently push in the release tab.

Carefully pull the light housing down and out of the opening in the back bumper cover.

Try to avoid using excessive force, the light housing should pop out relatively easily.

Rotate the black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise.

Bulb Socket Removed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old Light Bulb Removed
Remove the bulb socket from the light housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the bulb socket.

Push In New Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Re-Insert Light Housing
Push a new number 2825 miniature wedge base light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you would like to have brighter license plate lights, install some compatible 2825 LED bulbs.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the light housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Re-insert the wires back in to the opening in the bumper cover above the license plate.

Snap In Retaining Clip
Light Housing Replaced
Right Side Light Housing
Gently pop in the light housing to secure the retaining clip.
Release Tab On Left Side
Testing New Light Bulb
Test License Plate Lights
To test the new license plate light bulbs, rotate the headlight switch to the "On" position or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the exterior lights.

For more, check out all of my 2012-2017 Hyundai Veloster DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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