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Hyundai Tucson Tail Lights

If a taillight on your Hyundai Tucson is not working, it might be because of a blown-out fuse, a burned-out light bulb, or a broken fixture. You should check the fuse first, and then replace the bulb if needed. If it still does not operate, you must replace the entire component.

How do you check for a bad Hyundai taillight fuse?

To check the taillight fuse, you need your owner’s manual, needle-nose pliers, and replacement fuses. Once you have these items, take the following steps:

  • Locate the fuse box; the box can be inside the cab or underneath the hood. Refer to your owner’s manual for the exact location.
  • In the fuse section of the owner’s manual, identify the position of the taillight fuse.
  • Open the fuse box and look inside the lid. You will find a diagram showing the locations of all the fuses. Locate the matching number position. Then using the needle-nose pliers, pull out the fuse. Hold the fuse up to a light; if it is bad, the wire in the center will be separated.
  • It is crucial to replace the broken fuse with an identical match. They must be the same color and have the same amps. Check to make sure you have the correct fuse then insert it back into the proper position.
  • Replace the fuse box lid, and test the taillights.
What are HID and LED taillights for the Hyundai Tucson?

HID are high-intensity discharge lights that produce a bright glare. They have a lifespan of about 2,000 hours. LEDs last 50,000 hours. They have ultra-bright illumination but do not glare.

How do you remove the taillights on a Hyundai Tucson?

To replace the entire rear lamp you will need a screwdriver.

  • Open the rear and locate the three mounting screws around the fixture. Remove the screws.
  • The lamp will be firmly lodged in place; clips are holding it in the car. Grab the fixture and gently rock and wiggle it free from the vehicle. The electrical wire connections will keep it attached to the car.
  • Twist off the cap covering the light bulb. Do not touch the glass part of the new bulb. Touching the glass will shorten its life, so carefully grab it from the bottom and place it into the cap. Twist the cap back into the taillight, and check to see if the lamp works.
  • If it does not work, unplug the main wire connection to the fixture and plug in a new taillight. Rock it back into the body of the Tucson and screw into place.