Learn how to replace the headlight assembly on Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016. This guideline applies to both driver-side and passenger-side headlight assembly.

What you will need

  • Hyundai Elantra Headlight
  • Metric Sockets
  • Ratchet Wrench


  1. Place the gear shifter in the park position. Turn the ignition off and remove the key. Pull the hood release under the dashboard. Move to the front of the Elantra and press the hood latch release. Open the hood.

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    Remove the headlight bolts. You have two 10 mm bolts and one 12 mm bolt that needs to be removed.

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    Unplug Electrical Wires. Press on the electrical wire plug and pull it away from the headlight. The location of the headlight wire socket is shown below, with the headlight removed.

  3. Remove headlight assembly from the vehicle. Pull your Hyundai Elantra headlight assembly forward. Be careful, as you may damage the front bumper during this step.how to replace hyundai elantra headlight

  4. Install a new headlight assembly in reverse order. diy guide hyundai elantra headlight assembley replacement
  5. Tighten the headlight bolts hand tight. Overtightening the headlight bolts can fracture the plastic clips.
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We hope you find the Hyundai Elantra Headlight Replacement Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Hyundai.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Instructions were easy to follow. THANK YOU.