Hyundai Tucson Owners Manual

Light bulbs
Maintenance / Light bulbs

Consult an authorized HYUNDAI dealer to replace most vehicle light bulbs. It is difficult to replace vehicle light bulbs because other parts of the vehicle must be removed before you can get to the bulb. This is especially true for removing the headlight assembly to get to the bulb(s).

Removing/installing the headlight assembly can result in damage to the vehicle.

✽ NOTICE

After heavy driving, rain or washing, headlight and taillight lenses could appear frosty. This condition is caused by the temperature difference between the lamp inside and the outside temperature. This is similar to the condensation on your windows inside your vehicle during the rain and doesn’t indicate a problem with your vehicle. If the water leaks into the lamp bulb circuitry, have your vehicle checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

WARNING

  • Prior to replacing a light, depress the foot brake, move the shift lever into P (Park) apply the parking brake, place the ignition switch in the LOCK/OFF position, and take the key with you when leaving the vehicle to avoid sudden movement of the vehicle and to prevent possible electric shock.
  • Be aware the bulbs may be hot and may burn your fingers.

Headlight, parking light, turn signal light, side marker and front fog light bulb replacement

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. (1) Turn signal light

(1) Turn signal light

(2) Headlight (High/Low)

(3) Parking (Position) light/ Daytime running light

(4) Parking (Position) light

(5) Side marker

(6) Fog light

Headlight

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. Halogen bulb

Halogen bulb

WARNING

  • Handle halogen bulbs with care. Halogen bulbs contain pressurized gas that will produce flying pieces of glass that could cause injuries if broken.
  • Wear eye protection when changing a bulb. Allow the bulb to cool down before handling it.

 

  • Always handle them carefully, and avoid scratches and abrasions. If the bulbs are lit, avoid contact with liquids.
  • Never touch the glass with bare hands. Residual oil may cause the bulb to overheat and burst when lit.
  • A bulb should be operated only when installed in a headlamp.
  • If a bulb becomes damaged or cracked, replace it immediately and carefully dispose of it.

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. 1. Open the hood.

1. Open the hood.

2. Remove the headlamp bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.

3. Disconnect the headlamp bulb socket-connector.

4. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.

5. Remove the bulb by pulling it out.

6. Insert a new bulb into the socket.

7. Install the socket in the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the assembly.

Push the socket into the assembly and turn the socket clockwise.

8. Install the headlight bulb cover by turning it clockwise.

Turn signal light

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. 1. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise

1. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.

2. Remove the bulb from the socket by pressing it in and rotating it counterclockwise until the tabs on the bulb align with the slots in the socket. Pull the bulb out of the socket

3. Insert a new bulb into the socket and rotating it until it locks into place.

4. Install the socket in the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the assembly.

Push the socket into the assembly and turn the socket clockwise.

Parking (Position) light bulbs

If the LED light does not operate, have the vehicle checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Fog light bulbs

1. Remove the front bumper under cover.

2. Reach your hand into the back of the front bumper.

3. Disconnect the power connector from the socket.

4. Remove the bulb-socket from the housing by turning the socket counter clockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the housing.

5. Install the new bulb-socket into the housing by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the housing. Push the socket into the housing and turn the socket clockwise.

6. Connect the power connector to the socket.

7. Reinstall the front bumper under cover.

Side repeater light replacement

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. ■ Type A

■ Type A

If the LED light does not operate, have the vehicle checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. ■ Type B

■ Type B

1. Remove the light assembly from the vehicle by prying the lens and pulling the assembly out.

2. Reinstall a new light assembly to the body of the vehicle.

Rear combination light bulb replacement

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. (1) Stop/tail light

(1) Stop/tail light

(2) Turn signal light

(3) Back-up light

(4) Side marker

Outside light

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. Turn signal light and stop/tail light

Turn signal light and stop/tail light

1. Open the tailgate.

2. Loosen the lamp assembly retaining screws with a cross-tip screwdriver.

3. Remove the rear combination lamp assembly from the body of the vehicle.

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. 4. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise

4. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.

5. Remove the bulb from the socket by pressing it in and rotating it counterclockwise until the tabs on the bulb align with the slots in the socket. Pull the bulb out of the socket.

6. Insert a new bulb into the socket and rotating it until it locks into place.

7. Install the socket in the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots in the assembly.

Push the socket into the assembly and turn the socket clockwise.

8. Reinstall the lamp assembly to the body of the vehicle.

Inside light

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. Tail light and Back-up light

Tail light and Back-up light

1. Open the tailgate.

2. Remove the service cover using a flat-blade screwdriver.

Hyundai Tucson: Light bulbs. 3. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise

3. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly.

4. Tail light: Remove the bulb from the socket by pressing it in and rotating it counterclockwise until the tabs on the bulb align with the slots in the socket. Pull the bulb out of the socket.

Back-up light: Remove the bulb from the socket by pulling it out.

5. Insert a new bulb into the socket.

6. Install the socket into the assembly by aligning the tabs on the socket with the slots on the assembly and turning the socket clockwise.

7. Reinstall the light assembly to the body of the vehicle


© 2018 www.hyundaitucsonmanual.com. All Rights Reserved.