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Hyundai Sonata Door Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to replace a door courtesy step light bulb in a 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Hyundai Sonata with picture illustrated instructions.

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Door Courtesy Step Light
Pry Out Red Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 6th generation (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Hyundai Sonata in replacing a burnt out door courtesy step light bulb or installing brighter LED bulbs.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Elantra, Accent, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe, Veracruz, Genesis, Forte, Optima, Rio, Soul, Sedona, Sorento, Tiburon and Sportage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb for the door's courtesy step light is part number 168 from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Eiko, Philips, GE and PIAA.

Other T3 1/4 5W 14V miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 194, 2825 or a 168 LED will also work.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver.

Use the blade of the flathead screwdriver to gently pry out the step light bulb's red plastic lens cover.

Courtesy/Step Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old # 168 Bulb
Step Light Bulb Socket
The best place to pry out the courtesy step light bulb cover is at the top middle of the lens as shown in Picture 2 above.

Once the lens cover has been removed, you can pull out the old # 168 bulb by grasping it with your thumb and forefinger.


Push In New # 168 Bulb
New Light Bulb Working
Line Up Red Plastic Cover
Push a new # 168 bulb straight into the courtesy step light socket. The bulb should immediately light up.

You can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the number 158, 194, W5W, 2825 or an LED unit.

Insert Bottom Of Cover
Snap Top of Cover In Place
Bulb Replacement Done
Insert the bottom part of the lens cover in first and then gently snap the top part into place.

For more, check out my Hyundai Sonata Repair & Maintenance Guides page.

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