How do I get to the bulb to replace it and how do I replace it. I've tried unscrewing several screws to pull the carpet panel back but it still does not go far enough out for me to get my hands in a position to work on it.
How do I replace the bulb? Do I need the remove the metal panel with the 3 screws?
Are you sure you have to pull the carpet? In the trunk, next to the small door where the jack is located is anothe small door which contains two bulbs. Check these to see if one is out. Also look on the left side for another door to remove these bulbs. Luck.
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Component Name Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section. Fastener Tightening Specifications: Refer to Fastener Tightening Specifications .
Turn Signal/Stop Lamp Assembly Replacement - Rear
Nut, Turn Signal/Tail Lamp (Qty: 3) Tip Pull back rear compartment carpet to gain access to lamp. Tighten 2 N·m (18 lb in)
Lamp, Turn Signal/Tail Lamp Tip Twist the bulb socket and pull inward to replace the bulb.
License Lamp Replacement
Screws, License Lamp (Qty: 2) Tighten 2 N·m (18 lb in)
Lamp, License Lamp Tip Twist the bulb socket and pull inward to replace the bulb.
TO CHANGE BRAKE LIGHT BULB YOU WILL HAVE TO OPEN THE TRUNK, PULL BACK THE CARPET WHERE THE REAR TAILLIGHTS ARE AND UNSCREW THE SCREWS THAT HOLD IN THE LIGHT, ONLY THEN CAN YOU CHANGE THE BULB THAT IS BURNT
You may have a fried fuse. Look in your owners manual to find out which fuse it is in the fuse box diagram. If that is the problem make sure to use the same amperage fuse to replace the burned one with. I fried fuse is usually a sign that you have a short somewhere. But they can also fry for other reasons such as excess moisture somewhere. Sometimes they just burn from age and fatigue. It may solve it to just replace the fuse, but if there really is a short, the new fuse will fry too.
To access the rear lights, you access them from inside the trunk. Pull down the carpet at rear of trunk near latch. There should be the screws the manual is referring to. Once you locate and remove all screws, gently pull the light assembly away from body. Replace the needed bulbs then gently push assembly against the body, replace the screws and set carpet back in place.
Open the trunk lid. On the inside of the trunk wall adjacent to the taillight you'll see a black, plastic key handle shaped screw that is meant to hold the trunk carpet down, hook your carriage net, and the taillight access cover on. Unscrew it and pull back the carpet. Remove the cover and you'll have access to the bulb. Grasp the light terminal and rotate it clockwise 90 degrees and pull it out. Remove the bulb from the terminal by pulling it straight out. To install, reverse the aforementioned procedure.
go inside your trunk. look over where the lights are. you will see some black knob like things that can be screwed off. inscrew those and pull you carpet back or down. then you will see the same black like knobs to unscrew for your lights. your tail light in the back should be loose now just pull it out some replace your bulb, have someone step on you brakes to make sure the bulb work before you put it back in place and then screw those black knob like things back on while holding your light in place. I hope this helps
Once you open the trunk you need to unscrew the 2 little black knobs
that hold the cargo nets on. This will release the truck carpeting.
Pull the carpeting back and you will see the gray metal around the
backside of where the taillights are. There are two nut/bolt combination that you will need to unscrew (If these are not too tight
and use a regular pair of pliers to grip them). Once
these two nuts/bolts are removed push on the screws that they were
attached to... This will push the entire tail light out of its place on
the back side of the car and you can pull it out now to get to the
lights. There are 3 lights that will come out if you turn the black
fittings and then pull out.
hi from uk not too sure on elantra but will try to help? if car is hatchback ? lift up hatch and look at the water drain channel alongside lamp? if there are 3x screws? unscrew and lift lamp off then unclup bulb/lamp board from lens bulbs are bayonet fitting if saloon then open boot look to rear of lamp in boot for either clip on panel or carpet covering lamp rear remove and look for some kind of nylon head screw bolt/s or 10 mm nuts? that my hold the lamp in place to body? or you may ?find the bulb/lamp board is simply a clip in to the lens assy as 1st example ? in that case just unclip and change bulb/s with no need to remove lens assy with a little patience you will succeed hope this helps
The first objective is to figure out which bulb you need. I had to replace the bulb for the largest light which was a Sylvania 3157. The next objective is to remove the dang plastic carpet holder/net clip. Recognize that it is a two part piece. Use a flathead screwdriver for leverage. Pry the cap off by levering the screwdriver in the slot on the holder. Then go behind the carpet and pinch the plastic pin still holding the holder in place. Next,pry off the while plastic pieces from the two bolt/nuts you'll need to remove (see manual). Remove the nuts and give the two screws a push from the inside so you can see how the whole light casing comes off. Pry it off from the outside. On the backside of the bulb holder, turn bulb base counterclockwise and gently remove. Pull bulb upward and replace. Do not touch glass on new bulb with your fingers (wear non-powdered rubber gloves). Make sure the bulb snaps in place. Follow these instructions in reverse. Smile, you just learned something new and saved yourself some easy money.