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Third Brake Light Bulb Change Hyundai Sonata (2006-2010)

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The center brake light, sometimes referred to as the third brake light or stoplight, on your 2009 Hyundai Sonata lights up when you hit the brake pedal and helps prevent you from being rear ended by the cars behind you. See how to change the center brake light (CBL) on your Hyundai Sonata in the video above. Be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers when you replace the center brake light bulb on your Sonata, touching the bulb causes the it to burn out quicker.

A burnt out center brake light bulb in your Sonata is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.

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Step by Step Instructions for your Hyundai Sonata

  1. This video will explain how to effectively replace the center brake light bulb on your 2009 Hyundai Sonata
  2. First, open the trunk to gain access to the center brake light, or CBL
  3. Pull the connector straight out of the bulb
  4. Next, remove the screw securing the bulb housing in place
  5. Wiggle the connector and pull it straight out
  6. Next, use a screwdriver to help you twist the bulb counter-clockwise, then remove the bolt by turning it counter-clockwise
  7. Then, enter the back seat of your 2009 Hyundai Sonata and push in and up on the CBL housing to get it out
  8. Locate the bulb you want to replace and swap it out
  9. Then, insert the bulb assembly in to the lens and turn it clockwise, you may need to use a screwdriver to help twist the bulb assembly into place
  10. Reinsert the bulb housing by aligning the tabs and sliding it to your right
  11. Feed the connector through the hole in the back of the trunk and reconnect
  12. Reattach all of the screws and make sure everything in secure in your 2009 Hyundai Sonata
  13. Push the connector straight in to connect the new bulb
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