How do you change the tail light bulb on a 2014 Hyundai Sonata?

The tail light in my Hyundai just went out, and I want to fix it before I get a ticket. I’ve never done it before, and I’m not sure how. How do you replace the tail light in a 2014 Hyundai Sonata?

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Answer provided by
Jessie Devine
Answered on Apr 15, 2022
Luckily, it’s quick and easy to change the tail light bulb on a 2014 Hyundai Sonata.
To change the tail light bulb on your 2014 Hyundai Sonata, all you’ll need is a small Phillips head screwdriver, a pair of gloves, and the replacement bulb. To get started, look up the replacement part number in your owner’s manual and buy the new bulb. Then do the following:
  • Open the trunk and move to affected side
  • Locate the rectangular access panel and pull open
  • Find the brake light socket (light gray)
  • Turn the socket counterclockwise and pull out
  • Press down and turn burnt-out bulb and pull out to remove
  • Wearing gloves to avoid smudges, install the new bulb in the socket
  • Replace the socket and access panel
  • Close the trunk and test the new bulb
All done! Your brake light should be in working order now. Great job!
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