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  • MrShift@Edmunds 02/25/09 8:23 pm PST

    If you register here, they show you how to do it

    http://www.hmaservice.com/

    It's a pain.

  • tam7 03/06/09 6:29 pm PST

    Most of the "answers" there refer to removing the "package tray" but all of the references say "(Refer to the Body group - package tray)" and searching for the words "package tray" just give links to places that are saying "(Refer to the Body group - package tray)".

    Hyundai thus rates about an F-minus for recursive bad directions, all leading to the same bad directions.

    So now I look for a "body group". yeah, sure.

  • kepkey 06/12/10 8:11 pm PST

    The package tray is the flat piece that the center brake light is attached to. It is the horizontal piece under the rear window.
    1) Crawl in the trunk and disconnect the center brake light connector. There's a little clip that must be pushed in as you pull the connector off.

    2) Remove the rear seat back. If you have a one piece rear seat back, remove the rear seat cushion. If you have a fold down seat back, fold them down and remove the end pieces. There is a bolt on the bottom of each end piece. Using a socket with a long extension and pushing down on the seat cushion, you can get to the bolts. If you drop the bolt, you will need to remove the seat cushion.

    3) On the upper back, outboard is a hard plastic piece of trim. There is a little button that reads, “SRS Air Bag”. Use a small screwdriver and pop it out. Look inside and you will see a screw. Remove the screw. Pull part of the door gasket off in that area. Pull the hard plastic forward and work your hand behind it to pop the clips. It should come out pretty easily. Do the same on the other side.

    4) Remove the front screws that hold the package tray in. Lift up and pull out the package tray. It will not come all the way out because the seat belts are still passing through it. It will come out far enough to replace the bulb. It is a 921 bulb.

    5) Reverse the steps and reassemble.

    6) This is the most important step. Send an email to Hyundai and express your dissatisfaction with there design.

    Source: Factory manuals & a local Pick & Pull where for a dollar I can experiment on a junk car.

  • kepkey 06/12/10 8:16 pm PST

    The package tray is the flat piece that the center brake light is attached to. It is the horizontal piece under the rear window.
    1) Crawl in the trunk and disconnect the center brake light connector. There's a little clip that must be pushed in as you pull the connector off.

    2) Remove the rear seat back. If you have a one piece rear seat back, remove the rear seat cushion. If you have a fold down seat back, fold them down and remove the end pieces. There is a bolt on the bottom of each end piece. Using a socket with a long extension and pushing down on the seat cushion, you can get to the bolts. If you drop the bolt, you will need to remove the seat cushion.

    3) On the upper back, outboard is a hard plastic piece of trim. There is a little button that reads, “SRS Air Bag”. Use a small screwdriver and pop it out. Look inside and you will see a screw. Remove the screw. Pull part of the door gasket off in that area. Pull the hard plastic forward and work your hand behind it to pop the clips. It should come out pretty easily. Do the same on the other side.

    4) Remove the front screws that hold the package tray in. Lift up and pull out the package tray. It will not come all the way out because the seat belts are still passing through it. It will come out far enough to replace the bulb. It is a 921 bulb.

    5) Reverse the steps and reassemble.

    6) This is the most important step. Send an email to Hyundai and express your dissatisfaction with there design.



    Source: Factory manuals & a local Pick & Pull where for a $1.00 I can experiment on junk cars.

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