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Hyundai Sonata Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the overhead map light bulbs in a sixth generation (2011, 2012, and 2013) Hyundai Sonata sedan.

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Sonata Map Light Bulb
Pry Out 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 overhead map 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 overhead map light bulb is part # DE3175 or 3175 from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Eiko, Philips, GE and PIAA.

You can also use a brighter DE3175 LED unit.

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 map light bulb's translucent lens cover.


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Map Light Bulb Exposed
Old # DE 3175 Bulb
The best place to pry out the map light bulb lens cover is at the side closest to the center of the overhead console as shown in Picture 2 above.

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

Map Light Bulb Socket
Push In New DE3175 Bulb
Push Clear On/Off Button
Push a new # DE3175 light bulb into the socket and press the clear on/off button to test it.

If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.


Testing New Light Bulb
Insert Lens Cover
Snap Gently Into Place
If the new bulb works properly, line up the translucent lens cover and insert the side closest to the outer edge of the vehicle in first. Then snap the side closest to the center line of the vehicle into place.
Lens Cover Replaced
Press Button, Test Bulb
Turn Switch To "Door"
Test the new # DE3175 bulb again by pressing the button at the corner of the lens cover.

Finally, set the rocker switch to the "Door" setting in the middle so that the overhead map lights will turn on automatically whenever one of the vehicle's doors are opened.

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

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