Brake Light Bulb Replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011-16
Updated 1 year 6 months ago
Instruction on how to change rear brake light bulb on Hyundai Elantra. Applicable to model years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. If you press the brake pedal and one of the rear lights is out, you need to replace the burned light bulb. Replacing brake light bulb on 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra requires that the rear tail light assembly to be removed. Don't panic. It only takes 5 minutes. In this guide, we will show you all the steps required to replace a burned brake light on your Elantra. These instructions apply to both the driver side and passenger side rear brake lights.
- Light Bulb
If your Elantra uses standard bulbs as shown in this tutorial, the required bulb size is 2357 (28 W). A standard (halogen) bulb can also be replaced with 2357 LED bulb without causing any issues.
- 10 mm socket and ratchet
You will need to remove and install three 10 mm nuts. You most likely already have the tools for this. If not, check out this article on Choosing the best tool set for DIY auto repair.
How to change brake light bulb Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016
- Open trunk.
- Remove the cover and access the back of the tail light assembly.
- Disconnect the electrical wire. Remove three 10 mm nuts that hold the tail light in place. Now you should be able to pull the rear tail light assembley from the body of your Elantra.
- Remove the brake light socket by turning it counterclockwise. You will hear the socket click. Pull the socket out.
- Remove the brake light bulb from the socket by pulling it out. Be careful to not break the bulb.
- Install the new brake light bulb into the socket.
- Reinstall the socket into the tail light assembly. You will need to align the three tabs on the socket with the three slots in the brake light assembly. Twist the socket clockwise to lock it into the tail light assembly.
- Reinstall the brake light assembly. Tighten the three 10 mm bolts. Don't overtighten them to avoid damage.