2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra Headlight Assembly Replacement

In this tutorial, you will learn how to replace the headlight assembly on Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016. These instructions apply to both driver's side and passenger side headlight assembly.

Replacing the headlight assembly on a Hyundai Elantra is easy and straightforward. It takes about 30 minutes to replace the driver's or passenger's headlight.  There are three bolts that need to be removed. There are two 10mm bolts and one 12mm bolt that needs to be removed.

What you will need


Open Hood

Place the gear shifter in Park position. Turn 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. how to change headlight hyundai elantra 2011-2016

Remove Bolts

You have two 10 mm bolts and one 12 mm bolt that needs to be removed. diy guide hyundai elantra headlight assembley replacement

Unplug Electrical Wires

Press on the electrical wire plug and pull it away from the headlight. Location of the headlight wire socket shown below with the headlight removed. hyundai elantra headlight replacmenet guide 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Remove headlight assembly

Pull your Hyundai Elantra headlight assembly forward.how to remove install new hyundai elantra headlightBe careful as you may damage the front bumper during this step.how to replace hyundai elantra headlight
Be patient and don't rush. 

Install replacement assembly

Reinstall the new headlight assembly in reverse order.diy guide hyundai elantra headlight assembley replacement

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If you replace the headlight at your Hyundai dealer, it can cost between $400 and $800. If you replace it yourself expect to pay between $100-200 for a replacement headlight. That's if you buy it online, see link above.

Replacing the headlight assembly on a Hyundai Elantra is relatively easy. The headlight is held in place with three bolts. Once the bolts are removed the headlight can be pulled out and be replaced it with a new one.

Yes, you can. Just follow the instructions on this page. You will need a ratchet and a 10mm and 12mm socket.



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J C Walker made a comment.
5 hours 51 minutes ago

Instructions were easy to follow. THANK YOU.


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