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#1 Old 06-18-2009, 11:36 PM
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HELP! - Has anyone had to change the passenger side low beam headlight? Looking for pointers and tips as it seems to be in a very tight confined space and I can not get my hand on the headlight bulb cover to turn it clockwise, ect.
The driver side is exposed and appears simple, however the passenger side looks near impossible.

While I'm asking does anyone know what buld it takes for the low beam?
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#2 Old 06-19-2009, 11:17 AM
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Okay, found this in a later forum, think I will head to the dealer.

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The reason you can't get at the right hand side to replace the bulb is that Hyundai placed the ABS electronic control module right behind the headlamp assembly unit. There are only three bolts that hold the ABS mounting plate to the car body - remove those three bolts, and you can lift out the entire ABS control unit. Don't remove the ABS module from the plastic mounting plate - just remove the mounting plate, together with the ABS unit. You will need a ratchet wrench with an extension shaft to reach the three bolts.

If you need to, you can also unplug the cable connectors to the ABS unit. Reconnect them after you re-install the ABS unit. If you do this, then disconnect the battery and reconnect it when you are done, or else your engine trouble light will come on.

You will also have to remove the upper portion of the windshield washer resevoir filling neck - this is accomplished by removing a single bolt and then pulling the neck assembly away from the body of the windshield washer resevoir.

With the ABS module and windshield washer resevoir neck removed, you can access the rear of the right headlight assembly.

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QUOTE (Notsuitable @ Jun 19 2009, 10:17 AM)
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Okay, found this in a later forum, think I will head to the dealer.

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The reason you can't get at the right hand side to replace the bulb is that Hyundai placed the ABS electronic control module right behind the headlamp assembly unit. There are only three bolts that hold the ABS mounting plate to the car body - remove those three bolts, and you can lift out the entire ABS control unit. Don't remove the ABS module from the plastic mounting plate - just remove the mounting plate, together with the ABS unit. You will need a ratchet wrench with an extension shaft to reach the three bolts.

If you need to, you can also unplug the cable connectors to the ABS unit. Reconnect them after you re-install the ABS unit. If you do this, then disconnect the battery and reconnect it when you are done, or else your engine trouble light will come on.

You will also have to remove the upper portion of the windshield washer resevoir filling neck - this is accomplished by removing a single bolt and then pulling the neck assembly away from the body of the windshield washer resevoir.

With the ABS module and windshield washer resevoir neck removed, you can access the rear of the right headlight assembly.
Just back from the dealer and watched the headlight get replaced ($18.00 labour).

They removed the top two bolts for the lamp assembly and then removed a third bolt from the back of the assembly. The top bolts are readily seen when you look at the top of the assembly where the light comes in contact with the hood. The third bolt if you look at the driver-side assembly will assist you in locating it. It took the dealer about 15 min to change the bulb. Did not touch the ABS Module.
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