Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central MA
Drives '13 Elantra MD
'17 Tucson SE AWD
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I have not done this yet but I want to, eventually..
I have not even looked under the bumper yet but if it's anything like the Elantra, or even better than the Elantra, there should be plenty of room to get a screwdriver up behind the bumper to remove the reflectors. It's just one screw holding them in.
Pop the new ones in and run the wiring up. You should be able to find some access points to get the wires "in" to the car and up to the tail lights, then it's just a matter of connecting the wires. I like using t-taps.
The instructions on these imported lights usually aren't very good, so here's a tip.. use a 9v battery or something similar to test the led reflectors so you know which wires go where. Black is always ground, one wire will light up not as bright as another, so obviously the brighter one will be the brake light and the lighter one will be the tail light. If you've got the turn signal as well there should be a wire that causes it to blink.
For the most part you can use common sense to figure out what wires to connect them to. You can see which bulb is your brake light / tail light / blinker and each will have the corresponding black ground wire and x-color signal wire... just tap the wire on the reflector that you've already tested for each function to each bulb's signal wire.
The nice thing about the t-taps is if you end up finding that you connected the wrong wires you can just unhook them from the wire and move them around, no major cutting or splicing involved.
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