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Afternoon all,

One of the two rear number plate bulbs has stopped working.
I'm struggling to remove the bulb holder from the rear bumper so that I can have a look at the bulb.

I can see two 'tabs' / narrow slots on the holder, could someone point me in the right direction as to how to remove the holder, please?

I can't find any answers through Google. I know Halfords can replace bulbs, but i'd like to do it myself.

Many thanks,

R.
 

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If it is like most Hyundai vehicles, it is just a PITA to get hold of it.

Philips #2 screwdriver and lots of patients and persistence will get you there. The bulbs don't want to come out, either. Just pry, wiggle and pry more - repeat until you get them out.
 

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Many thanks Ratledge.

Does the actual holder have a 'release' mechanism, is that what the screwdriver and 'tabs' / slots are for?


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On my Santa Fe Sport, the light holder was just really tight and the edge (T10) type bulb was even tighter.

On my first attempt at putting LED lights in I quit thinking that I was going to break something. It is just a really tight fit, probably designed to never need replacing.

Those plate lights and the turn signals on my 2008 Azera lasted longer than ten years and 200,000+ miles and I never had one burn out.
 

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Ok Ratledge, it's dark here right now. I'll take another look at it when it's light again.

So I need to start by releasing the lens cover (is that a better description?) from the bumper, just to get my hands on the bulb. This is where i'm stuck with the 'tabs' issue.

Thanks again,

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I had to take the Philips head screw completely out and then kind of pry the housing out (on each side). Even with the screw out it was a tight fit.
 

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i10 number plate lights should just pry out of the bumper. Use a plain screwdriver to push in the tabs at the side of the lamp then lever the lamp out of the bumper. Once the lamp is off, turn the bulb holder a 1/4 turn and withdraw it from the lamp.
 
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