Last post on Oct 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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Hyundai Elantra, Lighting, Hatchback, Sedan
#14 of 19 Re: One headlight dimmer than the other [danjan1]
Aug 30, 2008 (1:20 pm)
Dan, You have a voltage leak somewhere in the wiring system. It's too difficult for the "shade tree machinic" to track...better see your local Auto Electric person...they can track down the problem and fix it for you. Probibly not the answer you looking for, but true. Jim
#15 of 19 Re: One headlight dimmer than the other [danjan1]
Aug 30, 2008 (5:04 pm)
Thank you all.
Luckily for me it was a misalignment. I upped the driver-side light and things are looking OK now. Thanks again.
#16 of 19 headlights
Aug 30, 2009 (8:42 pm)
i own an elantra gls (08) and an 09 touring.
has anyone been able to locate upgraded headlight bulbs h11bw yet?
other than oe from the dealer, nobody seems to have them. the i30 website indicates that overseas elantras get h7 low beams instead.
why did hyundai switch the bulbs?
#17 of 19 Re: how to remove driver's side headlight [rural43017]
Sep 28, 2009 (8:54 am)
Is there some kind of known problem with the Hyundai Elantra's low beam bulbs/mechanism? I bought a new 2003 Hyundai Elantra GT and the only problem I have ever had with it seems to be the way it eats headlight bulbs! I swear, over the last six years, I have replaced both the driver and passenger side bulbs at least 4 times each! It would not be nearly as big a deal if the darn things were no so hard to get to. There is either the battery right in the way on the driver side and a reservoir in the way on the passenger side, requiring a person to take the entire headlight assembly out to adequately reach the fragile clamp (the molded plastic part of the headlight assembly that holds the clamp/pin in place broke off when I tried it the first time and I had to buy a whole new headlight just because of that) that holds the constantly failing bulbs in place. I have had other cars for 15 years that NEVER needed a new bulb and this one seems to use one up every 24 months.
#18 of 19 Re: how to remove driver's side headlight [johnray]
Sep 28, 2009 (11:32 am)
That's strange. I've had to replace each headlamp on my 2004 GT once in 5-1/2 years. Are you sure you are not touching the bulbs with your uncovered fingers when installing them? Halogen bulbs are very touchy about being smudged--the smudges can cause a weak spot on the bulb and lead to early failure.
BTW, both of the bulb replacements on my GT were done for free by the dealer, under the bumper-to-bumper warranty. They told me the headlamp bulbs are covered, but other bulbs e.g. turn signals are not.
#19 of 19 '04 elantra headlight / marker light
Oct 10, 2009 (10:09 am)
The left headlight (low beam )and the left marker light both went out on my '04 elantra. the bulbs & fuses are okay. Is there a comon wire, or junction specific to these only that may have an issue? blinkers, high beam, & rear end lights are all okay