How To Change Brake Lights On Hyundai Sonata?

  • Turn the parking light socket a little counterclockwise, then pull to remove it.
  • Pull the parking light bulb out to remove it.
  • Get the new parking lamp ready.
  • Push the replacement parking bulb into the socket.
  • Push the parking light socket into the tail light assembly while lining up the tabs, and then turn it counterclockwise to secure it.
  • Turn the socket a little clockwise, then pull it out to remove the brake light and tail combo socket. Please take note that this bulb contains two filaments, one for the brake light and one for the tail light.
  • Press the combination bulb into the socket, turn it, and then take it out to remove it.
  • The new combo bulb should be ready.
  • By inserting it into the socket and turning a little, insert the new combo bulb.
  • Insert the combination socket and crank the tail light assembly to secure it. Make sure the mark is parallel to the assembly’s bottom.
  • Turn and pull the turn signal light socket to remove it.
  • Turn the turn signal bulb a little before pulling it out.
  • Set up the replacement turn signal bulb.
  • Align the tabs on the new turn signal bulb before placing it into the socket and turning it on.
  • Push the turn signal socket into the tail light assembly, align the three tabs, and turn it just a little to secure it.

Why do my Hyundai Sonata’s brake lights not function?

The mechanic will bring a multimeter while inspecting the electric parts of your car, particularly the fuses and relays, to help them identify which particular part has failed. The mechanic will start by looking at the rear of the vehicle for any obvious damage, such as frayed or loose wiring and damaged tail light covers. The mechanic will next start to look at each component along the electrical circuit if there isn’t any obvious damage.

By checking at the fuses, the mechanic will start examining the various electrical parts of the car. He or she will take out the appropriate fuse for the tail lights to check if it is blown if they suspect a blown fuse. In such case, the mechanic will swap it out for a fuse that is properly rated for the amperage.

The mechanic should determine whether the unlit bulb is burned out if only one of the tail lights appears to be out. Bulb failure and replacement are inevitable over time. The mechanic will examine the unlit bulb’s filament to see if it is broken. In that case, a new bulb will be installed in lieu of the damaged one.

The mechanic will then examine the matching relay for the tail lights if it appears that the bulbs and fuses are in good operating order. The mechanic can measure the relay’s resistance using a multimeter. The mechanic will replace it and rewire it to the current connections if it is not operating properly.

The brake light switch should be checked by the mechanic if the tail lights appear to be operating OK but the brake lights are not. The mechanic will replace the old switch with a new one if the brake light switch is not reacting to the brake pedal. After that, the mechanic should ensure sure the brake lights are operational and responding to the new switch.

Any time a repair is required, the technician will see to it that all required work is done and that the new components work properly. A code reader/scanner will be used by the repair to erase any error codes that may have been set off by problems with the taillights.

What does the Hyundai Sonata’s brake light signify?

The brake warning light is a major matter. When you see it turn on, ensure sure your emergency brake is not engaged, then halt your vehicle as soon as you can. Your brakes could not operate at all if you have insufficient brake fluid.

Why won’t the brake lights on my 2012 Hyundai Sonata turn off?

Due to a problem with the brake pedal assembly that, in certain cases, prevents the brake lights from turning off, Hyundai is recalling 304,900 Sonata cars from the 2011 and 2012 model years.

The brake pedal stopper pad, which can eventually wear down and allow the brake light switch to stay on after the driver lifts their foot from the brake pedal, is at problem. In these circumstances, the Sonata is capable of continuing to drive while the brake lights are illuminated in the “braking” position, which can give other motorists the wrong impression. Additionally, this issue can make it possible to shift out of park without depressing the brake pedal. Even while Hyundai reports that the second issue hasn’t resulted in any accidents, it is this second issue that is more concerning.

The Hyundai Sonata automobiles produced from December 11, 2009, to June 30, 2011, are subject to the recall campaign.

On January 11, Hyundai will begin the recall procedure, and dealers will apply the repair. Owners may bring their cars in to have this problem addressed at no charge; the fix simply entails installing a new stopper pad.

Owners should reach Hyundai customer service directly at 1-855-671-3059 and reference recall number 136 prior to the start of the recall. They can also visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website at or dial the vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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Are the brake lights on the Hyundai Sonata being recalled?

To find out if your vehicle is impacted by the Stop Lamp Switch Recall Campaign, enter your VIN.

Hyundai has made the decision to replace the stop lamp switches on various vehicles with model years 2007–2011 as part of a voluntary safety recall in the United States. Affected vehicles include the Accent, Elantra, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson, and Veracruz. Hyundai notified the NHTSA of this action on March 29, 2013.

Why don’t my brake lights function?

Your car has to have functional brake lights. They serve as both a safety feature and a kindness to other motorists. Brake lights that are illuminated show that your automobile is slowing down or coming to a halt, allowing other vehicles plenty of time to stop in order to avoid colliding with you whether it is daylight, low light, or night. A traffic penalty may be issued if your brake lights malfunction in addition to everything else.

However, you can prevent all of those issues by periodically testing your brake lights; a few times a year should be plenty. It’s crucial to do a test before the winter months of diminished light. For the sake of safety, fix your brake lights as soon as possible.

You can easily test your brakes. Simply have a buddy stand behind the vehicle while you depress the brake, and ask them to let you know if everything appears to be in order. If you’re working alone, put up a mirror or place a broomstick on the pedal and tuck it behind the seat before walking behind the car and checking yourself. (Of course, the vehicle must be in “park” for this to work.) Check all of your brake lights as well. Modern vehicles have three brake lights: a center light in the trunk or back windshield, a side light on either side of the rear that is incorporated into the rear bumper.

Of course, a car’s electrical system, which includes a number of switches and fuses to safeguard circuits, is what powers the brake lights. One of three things could be the case if one or more of your brake lights aren’t functioning properly: either the brake light system fuse has blown, the brake light bulbs have burned out, or the brake light wire switch has malfunctioned. These problems are all simple to fix.

Why doesn’t my third brake light function?

Burst Fuse A blown brake light fuse could be the cause if all three of your brake lights stopped functioning. The third brake light doesn’t need to be changed in that situation. You must check the fuse to see if that is the problem.

Does the brake light have a fuse?

It’s unlikely that all three of your brake lights’ separate bulbs have burned out if none of them are functioning. The likelihood that you have an electrical system issue is much higher. Be at ease. It could appear difficult and pricey. Most likely, the electrical system issue is simply a blown brake light system fuse.

As each component of the car’s electrical system is protected by a fuse from amperage overload, the remainder of the car isn’t damaged if one goes out. If the fuse blows, electricity cannot reach the lights, even if everything else is in working order.

The power distribution center, which is either hidden behind the hood or under the dashboard, is where you’ll find the brake light system fuse, as well as all other fuses. The power distribution center is a new concept to you? It is merely another name for a fuse box. Locate the fuse that corresponds to the brake lights using the owner’s manual for your automobile.

For the next step, you must connect a test light (you can get one at any auto parts store). Turn the ignition of your car to the “on” position, take hold of the test light, connect it to a ground source, such as the dash or the car’s body, and gently touch the tester’s tip to each end of the fuse. Now, lightly depress the gas pedal. The test light should be on. If so, the fuse is working properly, and the broken brake light bulb is most likely the source of the issue. However, if the connection is only pressed on one side of the fuse and the test light turns on, the fuse is bad. No matter where the test light is linked to the fuse, if it doesn’t illuminate at all, you must replace the fuse. Verify that the replacement’s amp rating matches that of the original fuse.

But hold on—you’re not done yet! You must retest it after installing a new fuse. If both lights turn on, the fuse is operational, and the issue has been resolved. Be mindful that an electrical problem further up in the system may be indicated by a blown fuse. The replacement fuse will also blow in this scenario, therefore you need get in touch with an electrician to find the precise location of the problem.

When you press the pedal and the new fuse doesn’t light, the circuit is shorted out. That is a more difficult and expensive repair that must be done by a qualified mechanic.

How is a tail light bulb changed?

  • Step 1: Open the tailgate or trunk.
  • Step 2: Remove the tail lamp assembly (if needed)
  • Step 3: Remove the bulb.
  • Step 4: Insert a replacement bulb after adding bulb grease.
  • Step 5: Reattach the component (if needed)
  • Repeat on the other side in step 6

How much does a third taillight replacement cost?

For only the parts, aftermarket third brake light bulbs may cost between $50 and $250. Pricing is influenced by a number of variables, including brand, warranty, color or finish, light source, and set inclusions. Depending on the rates in your location, labor could add an additional $25 to $75 to the final bill.