Hyundai Sonata Trunk Lid Tail Light Replacement

Hyundai Sonata Trunk Lid Tail Light Replacement

Is your Hyundai trunk lid taillight assembly broken? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the tail light assembly on your Hyundai Sonata. This article is a step-by-step instruction with photos on replacing the tail light assembly on the Hyundai Sonata model for 2011-2015.

What you will need


  • Hyundai Sonata taillight assembly


  • 10mm socket wrench
  • small ratchet


  1. Open the trunk.Open-trunk
  2. Remove the trunk panel cover by using a Philips screwdriver to detach plastic retaining screws gently.remove-trunk-coverremove-retainers
  3. To remove the taillight assembly, use a 10mm socket to loosen and remove retaining nuts from the side of the trunk and inside the trunk panel.remove-retaining-nuts2remove-retaining-nuts1
  4. Disconnect electrical connection from the taillight assembly.remove-electrical-connector
  5. Push taillight assembly from inside the trunk panel to remove it. Or grab the taillight assembly from outside the trunk, then pull.pull-assemblypush-assembly
  6. View of taillight assembly.tail-
  7. Prepare the new taillight assembly.
  8. Install the taillight assembly from outside the trunk, then push it in to fit on the trunk.
  9. Install retaining nuts.install-retataining-bolts
  10. Reconnect electrical connector.reconnect-electricals
  11. Reconnect trunk panel cover.reinstall-trunk-panel
  12. Secure trunk panel cover by re-installing plastic retainers.reinstall-retainers

Frequently Asked Questions

When will you replace your taillight assembly?

You will only need to replace your taillight assembly when it has cracks or is completely broken.

Can you drive a car with a broken taillight assembly?

It’s illegal to drive with a broken taillight bulb, so you must replace it before returning on the road.

How much is a tail light assembly?

Costs around $150 to $800.

We hope you find the Hyundai Sonata Trunk Lid Tail Light Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Hyundai.


  • 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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