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How to change a 2003 hyundai accent license plate light?


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Marc Podeszek

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yes you will you will have to take side trims and sill panel off get a 10 mm ready and take the bolts out the tail liaghts should come out the license lamps have screws in them and if you looka t them but you should be able to twist bulbs and pull them out / Please rate my response thank you very much

Posted on Jan 30, 2009



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OK>>> it is very cold here, but nonetheless..I went outside to check on my Oldsmobile for your benefit....On mine (I can't guarantee it is the same for all of the vehicles listed above). If you are looking at the license plate, LOOK UP and you should see the bulb and whatever encasing is there. Mine is in a tube and it is attached with (2) mini bolts that will need to come out first, then it just looks like a simple matter of disconnecting the electrical plug, taking out the old bulb and putting the new one in. I hope this helps someone....

Posted on Feb 23, 2009


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SOURCE: Replace license plate light 2005 Hyundai Accent

A slightly better set of instructions might help you. Mine is a 2003 Accent. You have to remove the access panel that covers the lamps and the wiper control. Remove the phillips screws along the bottom of the panel (closest to the floor of the trunk when the lid is closed). Then remove the two screws that hold the brackets onto which the two strings are linked which are used to raise the rear deck slightly when the trunk opens. Next, there is a small cover underneath the rear wiper (about 2 inches square) that you need to carefully pry off using a small flat head screw driver via the indents on the lower side of the plastic cover. Inside you will find a 10mm bolt; use a ratchet to remove the bolt. Next, using a small flat head screw driver, carefully pry the middle section of moulding between the panel you are removing and the molding that covers the top portion of the back glass. There are two clips at the base of each middle moulding piece closest to the panel you are removing. Once those pop free, grab the panel at the bottom and firmly but gently pull away from the car body to pop free the two retaining clips holding the moulding to the car body. Finally, use one hand to grasp the panel from the bottom and the other to help help slide the panel "up" towards the glass (top of the car). The panel's top is flanged, and must slide up and away from the lip on which it sits. With the panel removed, grasp the white socket that holds the bulb and with gentle pressure turn it counter clockwise about 40 degrees and then pull the socket out. The replacement bulb is a type 168. Reverse these instructions to assemble, making sure in the end to push all retaining clips back into place until you hear them "catch" and hold the panel firm;y against the car body so that you do not get vibration noise.

Posted on May 19, 2009


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the light can be replaced from the back side of the light housing . go under the back side of bumper under the truck behind lisence plate you will see the where the wire goes to the light . grab the housing not the wires and twist about a half a turn and pull gently. it should come out and then remove the light bulb and replace with new

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

Raz Mataz

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I can't see what you have but lets check a couple of things. If there is any screws visable on the outside of the lens then remove them. Once the cover is off then you should be able to see the bulb. Take the bulb between your thimb and four finger and push in gently and turn to the right and pull out. You would know the rest from there. If no screws outside then lets look in the trunk. You may have to remove some covering in the general area to see the bulb. Follow above directions. If nothing is there then the last place is under the bumper. Have a look and go from there. Let me know I we fixed it. The Raz

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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