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Hyundai Veloster Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 1st generation 2012 to 2017 Hyundai Veloster.

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2017 Veloster Map Lights
Gently Pry Out Rear Edge
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 map light bulb in the overhead console.

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 festoon style light bulb is part number DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You can also use a brighter DE3175 LED bulb.

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

Lens Cover Removed
Old Bulb Exposed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, I recommend either using a small plastic pry bar tool or cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the tool in between the lens cover and the overhead console at the front edge (closest to the windshield).

Gently pry out the front edge of the lens cover (near the windshield).

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old Light Bulb Removed
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New Light Bulb
Push a new number DE3175 festoon style light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you would like to have brighter map lights, choose a compatible LED bulb.

(Tip - If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it 180 degrees in the socket.)


Test - Press On/Off Button
Line Up Lens Cover
To test the new light bulb, press the white plastic "On/Off" button.

Line up the translucent plastic lens cover with the light housing.

Re-Insert Plastic Hooks
Gently Snap In Front Edge
First, re-insert the two plastic hooks on the rear edge (closest to the back of the car) in to the overhead console.

Then gently pop in the retaining clips on the front edge (near the windshield).

Lens Cover Replaced
Testing New Light Bulbs
Test the new map light bulbs by pressing the indentations on the rear part of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" buttons.

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

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