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I am trying to change the halogen bulb in the headlight (standard-non-high-beam).

I've now bought two sets. The High Beams installed fine. But and each one for the normal headlight doesn't fit into the hole that is inside the H7 socket - ie the width of the LED tip is wider than the diameter of the hole.

Any suggestions of how to make this work? Can I change the socket to remove the hole? Or can I cut/file the hole to make it wider?

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It comes with a retainer(black clip), right? This is a special H7 socket, which requires a retainer adapter. The universal H7 LED bulb does not fit. I found this video, but it is Hyundai Tucson, you can contact them if they have compatible retainer adapter for your Santa Fe
 

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It comes with a retainer(black clip), right? This is a special H7 socket, which requires a retainer adapter. The universal H7 LED bulb does not fit. I found this video, but it is Hyundai Tucson, you can contact them if they have compatible retainer adapter for your Santa Fe
Not sure if it does (but i can get one anyway). But the retainer goes on the bottom/back of the led bulb. My problem is that the tip won't go through the hole in the current headlight framing (can't even get to the point of securing it, which the retainer is for). The led bulb itself already has a H7 retainer metal ring so doubt I need an adaptor to secure it.
 

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Not sure if it does (but i can get one anyway). But the retainer goes on the bottom/back of the led bulb. My problem is that the tip won't go through the hole in the current headlight framing (can't even get to the point of securing it, which the retainer is for). The led bulb itself already has a H7 retainer metal ring so doubt I need an adaptor to secure it.
It seems your headlight housing socket is the same as this one
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Yes seems like - maybe even narrower. So if the housing socket won't fit the LED bulb what do i do?
Did you contact your sellers if they have the retainer adapter fit your Santa Fe?
I tried to contact the seller, and I was told this LED headlight bulb fits 2014 Santa Fe. The pic I attached is from this page: https://www.lasfit.com/collections/vehicle-specific-custom-led/products/pro-series-h7-led-headlight-bulb-retainer-adapter-perfect-fit-kia-optima-sorento
 

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I still don't get how an adaptor or retainer will help in fitting the LED tip into a socket already there.
 

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I've the same problem with mine the LED bulbs won't even fit into the projector housing any I've gotten are too wide. Did you ever find a solution?
 

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I've the same problem with mine the LED bulbs won't even fit into the projector housing any I've gotten are too wide. Did you ever find a solution?
You got the wrong bulb size? If you could send some pics to show your issue, maybe I could find a solution
 

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Mine are H7s but any H7 LED bulb I've gotten has been too wide so won't fit into the housing. The hole in the back of the headlamp is too small for anything other than a regular bulb to fit. Looks like there is only mm in it but it's enough to stop it fitting.
 

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I've the same problem with mine the LED bulbs won't even fit into the projector housing any I've gotten are too wide. Did you ever find a solution?
Can you attach some images of the hole in the back of the headlamp and the original retainer clip?
 

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Hi Guys,

Hope you are well.

Just letting you know that I have Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 and I have been doing some research about the LED. The problem is the OEM housing socket hole that is small too small to fit any LED conversion bulb. There are 2 things you need to remember.

1) The OEM Housing socket hole is too small.
2) You will need the bulb retainer holder adapter.

I have bought the Lasfit H7 LED (6000K) and the LED will not go inside the OEM housing socket hole. I cannot forced it. The only solution is to round file on the hole top and bottom hole for about 10 mins. The LED will go inside the OEM housing socket and your retainer holder adapter will lock inside headlight socket.

Here is the picture of the OEM housing socket. All you need to do is to round half file the top & bottom hole then your LED will fit right inside. You will need the retainer adapter to use the LED.

Have a great one!
 

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I am trying to change the halogen bulb in the headlight (standard-non-high-beam).

I've now bought two sets. The High Beams installed fine. But and each one for the normal headlight doesn't fit into the hole that is inside the H7 socket - ie the width of the LED tip is wider than the diameter of the hole.

Any suggestions of how to make this work? Can I change the socket to remove the hole? Or can I cut/file the hole to make it wider?

Photos to explain attached/linked.

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Hi Auspony71,

Hope you have found the solution for your headlight LED. Just to let you know that I have found my solution.

You can read my post for your info. Hope this helps.

cheers!
 
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