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#1 Old 08-27-2009, 11:55 AM
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Does anyone know how to change the small front parking light bulb
next to the Headlight. thanks
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#2 Old 09-09-2009, 06:27 PM
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do you mean the light in the side of the bumper or the light inside the main headlamp housing?

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My 06 Tucson, and my 07 Accent Owner's manual tells how to do that in great detail. Do you have the Owner's manual? Have you looked in it lately by chance?


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QUOTE (PeterC @ Sep 9 2009, 04:50 PM)
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My 06 Tucson, and my 07 Accent Owner's manual tells how to do that in great detail. Do you have the Owner's manual? Have you looked in it lately by chance?
I have the same problem. First of all, YES, I have looked at the owner's manual several times, and it is not in there in great detail (or any detail, for that matter). It doesn't show the light at all, like it doesn't even exist. It's a very small bulb next to the low beam headlight. It only comes on when the parking lights are on. I assume it's meant to be like a daytime running light. It's a pain to get to. I've tried giving it a half twist hoping it would then pull straight out, but so far have not gotten anywhere with it. Any tips (other than RTFM) will be appreciated.

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One of my parking lights is blown, and I too would love to know how to access, and change it.
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#6 Old 12-20-2009, 10:27 AM
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Problem solved! Unplug the power cord from the headlight, remove the screws that hold it in place - two on the top of the assembly and one on the bottom - and remove the headlight assembly. Your owner's manual will show how to remove the headlight assembly even if it doesn't even mention the parking light (like mine). Once you have the headlight assembly off, remove the back cover for the low beam headlight and you'll see where the parking light is. All you have to do to unplug the bulb is give it a tug and it'll pull right out. Make sure you don't pull it out by the wires! You want to grab the sides of the black plastic bulb housing and pull on that. A needle-nose pliers really works well for this. Once you have it out, just grab the bulb and pull it out of the housing and plug in the new one. The best news of all...unlike the headlights, which are expensive to replace, the replacement bulbs for the parking lights cost $1.75 for a two pack at NAPA.
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Yep, CaptAthlon is correct. With my NF Sonata, I found that by removing the hi beam bulb and its holder, and holding them to the side, a pair of bent-nosed circlip pliers can be directed down from above the headlight housing and can grasp the black housing of the lower park light bulb holder. Then using the top of the housing as a pivot, you can pull back on the pliers and lever the park light housing out. The bulbs simply pull straight out of the holder, no twisting needed. The circlip pliers need to be the type that close the tips together as you squeeze the handles. Not the type that in which the tips separate as you squeeze.
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