Hyundai Santa Fe Headlight Bulb Size

2019 Hyundai Santa-fe ChartBulb Number
Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low Beam
Fog Light Bulb Front
Brake Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
License Plate Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
Tail Light Bulb Inner
Tail Light Bulb Outer
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
Dome Light Bulb
Map Light Bulb
  • First generation (SM, 2000–2006)
  • Second generation (CM, 2006–2012)
  • Third generation (DM, NC, 2012–2019)

How to Change Headlight Bulbs on the Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the South Korean car company Hyundai. Now on its fourth generation, the Hyundai Santa Fe has been in production since the year 2000. Named after the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, it is Hyundai’s first SUV and quickly became the brand’s top-selling vehicle. It has consistently been a top pick among consumers for its safety and reliability.

This do-it-yourself guide covers both the second generation (2007 to 2012 model years) and third generation (2013 to 2016 model years) of the Hyundai Santa Fe. With a few minor differences, it may also be used as a reference for the fourth generation Santa Fe (2017 model year to the present model).

This guide may also be helpful to owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles like the Tucson and Veracruz, and Sportage and Sorento.

For the second generation, the bulbs needed are #H11B for the low beam and #H7 for the high beam. Third generation models will need #H11 for low beams and #H7 (same as the previous generation’s) for high beam. You won’t need any tools for this application, with the possible exception of a flat screwdriver in case you need extra leverage to pry some things apart.

To start (using the second generation model), look for the high beam bulb, which is found nearest the center line of the vehicle. In the third generation Santa Fe, the high beam bulb is found in the inner corner of the headlamp assembly.

Remove the round plastic dust cap or cover by turning it anti-clockwise. Carefully pull it off by wiggling the dust cap loose, then put this nearby in a safe place. Disconnect the high beam bulb’s electrical connector. Be sure that you do not rip off the wires so you won’t have to replace them. Unhook the retaining arms keeping the bulb in place by pressing down the tab and letting it spring upwards.

Take the burnt-out bulb off and replace it with a brand new #H7 halogen bulb. If there is a metal tab on the bulb’s base, carefully fit this into the slot on the mounting so it fits properly. Hook the retaining arm to the base of the bulb to lock it in place, then replace the black plastic dust cover. Turn it clockwise to close and seal the section securely.

To replace the low beam bulb, again find the location, which is at the center of the headligh assembly, in between the high beam and turn signal light.

Turn the black plastic dust cover anti-clockwise to open it. Remove the dust cap completely and set this aside. Grasp the bottom of the low beam headlamp bulb and turn it anti-clockwise then pull it gently straight out of the headlamp housing. In the third generation Santa Fe, there are two grey plastic tabs on the bottom of the electrical connector. Squeeze these together befor pulling the power plug off the bottom of the old bulb.

For the second generation Santa Fe, install a new low beam headlamp bulb with part number #H11B. This particular bulb has two metal blades on the base which act as the electrical contacts.Insert the bulb into the headlight housing then carefully rotate it clockwise. This will connect the metal blades or prongs on the base of the bulb to the electrical contact at the top of the socket.  Put the round black plastic dust cap back into position and lock it in by carefully turning it clockwise.

For the third generation Santa Fe, use a low beam bulb with part number #H11. Gently push the electrical contact onto the base of the new #H11 bulb until the plug clicks firmly into place. Insert the low beam bulb into the housing and carefully rotate it clockwise until it is securely in place. Put the round plastic dust cover back in position and secure it firmly in place by turning it clockwise.

It is important that you do not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers or anything greasy or oily! This is likely to cause smudges and limit the bulb’s brightness, hereby impairing illumination during night driving. If this does happen, wet a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and carefully wipe the bulb clean.

In the past decade, most vehicles, especially the more expensive models, already came straight from the factory with projector lamps. Some of them had xenon high intensity discharge (HID) lamps as options. If your vehicle did not come with this kind of headlamp bulb, you can easily upgrade yours with aftermarket xenon HID bulbs.

All you need is the correct HID conversion kit, which would be available at most aftermarket specialists. Because there are many aftermarket brands available, like XenonHID, XtremHID, Bosch, or Philips,instructions for installation may be different from each other. If you’re ordering online, it would make a lot of sense to make sure you’re ordering the correct item for your car. Your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) would most likely be useful in finding out if the item is suitable for your vehicle.

Be sure to follow the conversion kit’s instructions to the letter do your new headlamps will work properly. It’s always advisable to employ a certified automotive electrician to do the job, since this task involves the installation of elecrical harnesses, relays, capacitors, ballasts, and other electrical components. Incorrectly installed components may result in an electrical fire, causing hundred, maybe thousands of dollar to your vehicle.

When you think about it, changing bulbs is relatively easy even if you are only the slightest bit mechanically inclined. Even changing halogen bulbs to xenon HID lamps can also be done by the average joe, as long the instructions are followed properly. And of course, you can’t compare the feeling of a job you’ve done yourself (and a good job at that) with anything else!


Bulb replacement

Hey guys ed here and in this video I will show you how to replace your headlight bulbs in 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe so let’s start it’s a very simple procedure everyone can do this so right here we have access to our headlight bulbs ok so here we have the turn signal here we have the high beam okay so to remove it just spin it out find it and just spin it and it’s gonna come out I’m gonna show you on the the trickier one over here on the low beam to get to the low beam you have to remove this diagnostic cable just by pulling it up but carefully not to break anything okay just get it out of your way and then you…

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