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Hyundai Accent License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid of a 4th generation 2011 to 2015 Hyundai Accent.

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2013 Accent License Plate
Open Trunk Lid - Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Hyundai Accent in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid or upgrading both to brighter LED bulbs.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Tucson, Elantra, Sonata, Azera, Veloster, Tiburon, Genesis, Lavita, Veracruz, Santa Fe, ix20, i20, ix35, Fluidic Verna, Equus, Cadenza, Forte, Optima, Rio, Soul, Sedona, Sorento, Spectra and Sportage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part number 2825 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA, Maxell and Eiko.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, W5W, 194, 158 or an LED unit.

No tools are needed to replace the bulbs if your Accent is not equipped with a trunk lid liner. If your Accent has a trunk lid liner, you'll need a small flathead screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool to pry out the pop rivet friction fasteners.

Bulb Socket Removed
Pull Out Old Bulb
Push In New # 2825 Bulb
The first two steps are to open the trunk lid (or hatchback door) and then move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out license plate light bulb.

If your trunk lid is equipped with a carpeted liner, you'll need to gently pry out the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners with a flathead screwdriver or an automotive panel removal tool.

Rotate the grey bulb socket on the underside of the trunk lid 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 2825 bulb.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158 (dimmer), 168, W5W, 194 (brighter) or a compatible LED bulb.

Bulb Housing In Trunk Lid
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Test New License Plate Bulb
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

If your Accent has a carpet trunk lid liner, re-attach it with the pop rivet friction fasteners.

To test the new license plate light bulbs, turn on the headlights, or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

For more, check out my other Hyundai Accent DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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