Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the rear tail light assembly on a Hyundai Elantra, model years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. This applies to the rear outside light which Hyundai dealerships may refer to as rear combination light bulb assembly.
This article focuses on tail light replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016. Changing driver or passenger side rear tail lamp assembly on the fifth-generation Hyundai Elantra is one of the easiest task that you can complete yourself. If your tail light assembly is broken due to an accident, the lens is cracked or has water damage, replacing it takes less than 20 minutes. No need to go to an auto mechanic or your Hyundai dealer unless the tail light replacement is covered by your warranty.
New replacement tail light (stop light) assembly for Hyundai Elantra 2011-16 can be purchased online. Aftermarket tail light (stop light) complete assembly costs between $80 and $150. Use the links under Applicable Parts to check current prices on Amazon.
To remove and install a new tail light you will need a 10 mm deep socket. Watch the video clip to learn how to change the rear tail light assembly on your Hyundai Elantra.
Driver or Passenger Side Tail Light Replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016
Pull the trunk release located next to the driver's seat.
Remove the access cover by pulling on the locking tab.
Disconnect the electrical connector socket.
Remove three 10 mm bolts that secure the tail light to the body of the Elantra.
Yes. The rear tail light assembly contains the brake, turn signal, side marker and parking light bulb. This light assembly is also referred to as: Rear combination light bulb replacement / Outside light. Instructions are the same for both driver and passenger tail lights.