Hyundai Tech - How do you replace the center brake light bulb?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by cableguy3, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. cableguy3

    cableguy3 Guest

    Trying to figure out how to get access to the center mounted brake light
    bulb on a 2006-2007 Sonata. I see a connector under the rear shelf in the
    trunk area but the socket with the bulb appears to be inaccessable from
    underneath.

    How do you get access to the 921 style bulb???

    HELP!
     
    cableguy3, Dec 9, 2006
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  2. cableguy3

    cableguy3 Guest

    Does anybody know how to access this bulb???

    Thanks!
     
    cableguy3, Dec 13, 2006
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  3. cableguy3

    hyundaitech Guest

    Sorry for taking so long. You can try to pull up the lamp far enough to
    get to the socket with a pair of pliers. I haven't done this myself, but
    saw another tech fighting with it. You may need to remove the package
    shelf to access.

    But it definitely begs the question: why would they put an access hole
    under the connector and not the bulb?!?
     
    hyundaitech, Dec 14, 2006
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  4. It is shows on the www.HMAservice.com website. If you don't have an
    account, open one. Valuable information there.
    1.. Disconnect the negative(-) battery terminal.
    2.. Open the trunk lid and then disconnect the connector of high mounted
    stop lamp.
    3.. Remove the package tray (Refer to the Body group-package tray).
    4.. Replace the bulb(A) from the package tray.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Dec 14, 2006
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  5. cableguy3

    cableguy3 Guest

    Thanks to both you and Ed. Not clear on what you mean by pulling up the
    lamp far enough to get to the socket with pliers. I can touch the socket
    with my fingers through the connector hole but no way in you know what
    could you ever unscrew it to get it out. I just find it hard to believe
    that you have to remove the entire package tray just to get to a light
    bulb when they could have easily provided access to the bulb from inside
    the trunk. Sometimes engineers baffle me as we're talking about a
    serviceable item like a light bulb.
     
    cableguy3, Dec 14, 2006
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  6. SAWZALL ! ! !
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Dec 14, 2006
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  7. cableguy3

    Mike Marlow Guest

    One word - CUTTING TORCHES!!!!!!!!
     
    Mike Marlow, Dec 14, 2006
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  8. cableguy3

    hyundaitech Guest

    That's two words.
     
    hyundaitech, Dec 14, 2006
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  9. cableguy3

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Are you sure? It always comes out of my mouth as one word.
     
    Mike Marlow, Dec 14, 2006
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  10. cableguy3

    komobu Guest

    If its a 2006, should be under waranty so take it to the dealer and
    watch them while they do it.

    Pat
     
    komobu, Dec 14, 2006
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  11. cableguy3

    hyundaitech Guest

    Bulbs (except the headlight bulbs) are 1 year/12,000 miles. It's quite
    possible that the warranty has expired on this bulb.
     
    hyundaitech, Dec 14, 2006
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  12. cableguy3

    cableguy3 Guest

    Bulbs not burned out. I am replacing it with an LED bulb and installing a
    brake light strobe unit to flash the center brake light for 5 seconds
    before going solid. Excellent safety feature...already installed it on
    the wife's Honda Odyssey and it's awesome.

    Thanks for the "cutting torch" and "sawzall" advice. I think I'll just
    stick to the "Jaws of Life" the volunteer fire company is allowing me to
    borrow:)
     
    cableguy3, Dec 15, 2006
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