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Old 01-07-2006, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My daughter has a 2003 Elantra. The left tail light works but the brake light is out. I opened the trunk and removed the two screws for the cover and found the wire going through a rubber plug. Upon removing the plug, more wires and no bulb.

How do I get to the bulb? There appear to be three screws and bolts, one on each corner, holing the tail light in place. On the fourth corner is just a rubber-looking plug. Do I have to take the assembly out to change bulbs or am I missing something?

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Old 01-08-2006, 06:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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take a closer look at the back of the light cluster, you will see that the bulb holding part of the lamp unit is just cliped in and will pull away from the light unit to expose the bulbs, it is a simple job and you don't need any tools
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just figured this one out myself tonight. That fourth peg, the one that looks like a rubber post does not hold the plastic tail light casing in place. Simply undo the 3 nuts from the inside of the trunk, behind the trunk lliner, and the whole casing will pull off the corner of the car. The bulbs are easily accessable at this point. I was able to find a 2 pack of bulbs for under $3 at K-mart. It all goes right back togther in a minute.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Same is true of the 2005 Elantra. I thought I was doing something wrong because the assembly didn't readily come out after I took the nuts off, but it turns out that fourth peg is actually a clip that takes a good hard yank to undo.

My cousin (who used to be a Hyundai mechanic) recommended that I take the small screwdriver blade on my leatherman and use it to pry up the bottom of the assembly so I could get my fingers in to pull straight back. Worked beautifully.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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according to the photo it looks like you pull the lens cover etc from the outside of the car after removing the 3 nuts on the inside under the "carpet" is this correct?
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