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By YOUCANIC on Apr 24, 2019

Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011-16

Learn how to replace front turn signal light bulb on Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016.

Owner's manual recommends that you remove the headlight assembly to replace the turn signal light on this generation Hyundai Elantra. While it is difficult it is possible to replace the turn signal light bulb without removing the headlight assembly. 

Before you start work on changing the turn signal light bulb on your Hyundai Elantra make sure you have the correct light bulb type. Hyundai Elantra uses  P28 8W light bulb and you can also upgrade to LED type if you prefer. 


Open Hood

Turn off the engine and place your Hyundai Elantra in Park. Remove key from ignition. Pull on the hood release under the dashboard. headlight turn signal replacement instructions hyundai elantra 2011-2016

Remove turn signal bulb

To get to the turn signal socket is a challenge. how to replace turn singal hyundai elantraThe owner's manual recommends that you remove the headlight assembly. Before you do that, try to remove the turn signal socket. You may get lucky. The turn signal socket just needs to be turned counterclockwise a little bit and the bulb comes out. Front Turn Signal Bulb Replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016It is easy, but a challenge due to space limitations.  If you are not able to replace the turn signal bulb on your Hyundai Elantra, you will need to remove the headlight assembly to change the turn signal light bulb. 

Install new turn signal light bulb

Install the new turn signal bulb. Insert the new bulb into the socket. Rotate it until it locks into place. Install the socket in the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the assembly. Press the light bulb down and twist it clockwise. It only needs to rotate a little bit. 

  1. Do not use extreme force to remove light bulb as the glass may break and cause injuries. 
  2. Follow vehicle recommendations on the type of light bulb and wattage to use. 
  3. Use gloves when handling light bulbs. Oil from our hands can be transferred to bulb surfaces.
  4. Carefully dispose old light bulbs. It is recommended to wrap them first in thick paper to prevent injury or cuts in case the glass breaks

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