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Hyundai Sonata Back Up Light Bulb Replacement

Is your Hyundai Sonata backup light not working? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the light bulb on your Hyundai Sonata. This guide provides instructions on how to replace your reverse light bulb on a 2011-2015 Hyundai Sonata.


When you shift to reverse, the reverse light will not illuminate.

What you will need

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  • Back-Up Light 921


  • Philips screwdriver


  1. Open the
  2. Detach the trunk panel cover by removing plastic retainers, use a Philips screwdriver, turn then pull the retainers out.detach-panelremove-plastic-retainers
  3. You can find the reverse light socket location in the picture below.location
  4. To detach the bulb socket, turn the socket by hand a bit, then pull it out gently; take necessary precautions not to stretch the wire, which is locked in place by a holder. You may gently pull the wire out of the holder while taking the socket out.soketdetach-socket
  5. Remove the light bulb by pulling it by hand with clean gloves to avoid scratching the bulb.remove-bulb
  6. Prepare the new light bulb.prepare-new-bulb
  7. Install the new bulb by gently pressing it into the socket.install-bulb
  8. Reinstall the socket by guiding the three (3) tabs while pushing the socket in; once in, lock the socket by turning it a bit.install-socket1
  9. Reinstall the trunk panel.reinstall-panel-cover
  10. Secure the panel by re-installing plastic retainers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal for a car to have a reversing light?

They serve two purposes – to warn other road users you are about to reverse and to provide light if you are reversing in the dark.

How long will a new reverse light bulb last?

Reverse light bulbs are one of the least frequently employed lights on your car and often last much longer than other bulbs, even to 150,000km and beyond, before requiring replacement.

How much would it cost to replace the reverse light bulb?

It’s inexpensive, usually costing around $5 to $25 to replace, although some specialty models can be costlier.

We hope you find the Hyundai Sonata Back Up Light Bulb Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Hyundai Sonata.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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