Hyundai Santa Fe: Maintenance / Light bulbs

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Light bulbs

We recommend that you consult an authorized HYUNDAI dealer to replace most vehicle light bulbs. It is difficult to replace vehicle light bulbs because other parts of the vehicle must be removed before you can get to the bulb. This is especially true for removing the headlamp assembly to get to the bulb(s).

Removing/installing the headlamp assembly can result in damage to the vehicle.


  • Prior to working on a light, depress the foot brake, shift to P (Park), apply the parking brake, press the Engine Start/Stop button to the OFF position and take the key with you when leaving the vehicle to avoid sudden movement of the vehicle and to prevent possible electric shock.
  • Be aware the bulbs may be hot and may burn your fingers.


Be sure to replace the burned-out bulb with one of the same wattage rating. Otherwise, it may cause damage to the fuse or electrical wiring system.


To prevent damage, do not clean the headlamp lens with chemical solvents or strong detergents.

Information - Headlamp desiccant (if equipped)

This vehicle is equipped with desiccant to reduce fogging inside the headlamp due to moisture. The desiccant is consumable and its performance may change based on the used period or environment. If fogging inside the headlamp due to moisture continues for a long time, we recommend that you consult an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.


The headlamp and tail lamp lenses could appear frosty if the vehicle is washed after driving or the vehicle is driven at night in wet weather. This condition is caused by temperature difference between the lamp inside and outside and, it does not indicate a problem with your vehicle. When moisture condenses in the lamp, it will be removed after driving with the headlamp on. The removable level may differ depending on lamp size, lamp position and environmental condition. However, if moisture is not removed, we recommend that your vehicle is inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.


  • A normally functioning lamp may flicker momentarily to stabilize the vehicle’s electrical control system. However, if the lamp goes out after flickering momentarily, or continues to flicker, we recommend the system be checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
  • The position lamp may not turn on when the position lamp switch is turned on, but the position lamp and headlamp switch may turn on when the headlamp switch is turned on. This may be caused by network failure or vehicle electrical control system malfunction. If this occurs, we recommend the system be checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.


The headlamp aiming should be adjusted after an accident or after the headlamp assembly is reinstalled.


Traffic Change (For Europe) The low beam light distribution is asymmetric. If you go abroad to a country with opposite traffic direction, this asymmetric part will dazzle oncoming car driver. To prevent dazzle, ECE regulation demand several technical solutions (ex. automatic change system, adhesive sheet, down aiming). This headlamps are designed not to dazzle opposite drivers. So, you need not change your headlamps in a country with opposite traffic direction.

Fuse/relay panel description

Instrument panel fuse panel Inside the fuse/relay box cover, you can find the fuse/relay label describing fuse/ relay names and ratings. Information Not all fuse panel descriptions in this manual may be applicable to your vehicle; the information is accurate at the time of printing...

Headlamp, position lamp, turn signal lamp, Daytime Running Light (DRL) replacement

Type A (1) Headlamp (High) (2) Headlamp (Low) (3) Daytime running light/Position light (4) Turn signal lamp (5) Side marker lamp Turn signal lamp 1. Engage the parking brake and disconnect the negative battery cable...

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Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Owner's Manual: Operating door locks from outside the vehicle

Mechanical key [A] : Unlock, [B] : Lock First, pull the outside door handle (1) and push the hook (2) located inside of outside door handle by using the mechanical key. And remove the cover (3). Turn the key toward the rear of the vehicle to lock and toward the front of the vehicle to unlock...

Hyundai Santa Fe (TM) 2019-2024 Service Manual: Position Switch. Description and operation

Description • The position switch mounted on the upper of transaxle and connected with shifter lever. • The position switch has four points of contact and it makes the signals(S1, S2, S3, S4)...


Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Vehicle certification label. Tire specification and pressure label

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the number used in registering your vehicle and in all legal matters pertaining to its ownership, etc.

The number is punched on the floor under the passenger seat. To check the number, open the cover.

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