How to Replace Turn Signal Headlight Switch on Hyundai Accent

How to Replace Hyundai Accent Turn Signal Headlight Switch
How to Replace Hyundai Accent Turn Signal Headlight Switch

My low-beam headlights would not come on but my headlight bulbs were new and I couldn’t find a blown fuse or a bad relay so I opted to change out the lighting and turn signal switch assembly.  This assembly controls the turn signal and headlights including low and high beams.  Here’s how you can do it too…

How to Replace Turn Signal Headlight Switch on Hyundai Accent

Automobile:

Parts Needed:

Tools Needed:

Step 1: Remove the four phillips head screws from the dash panel below the steering wheel.

By removing this panel you will give yourself room to pop apart the two halves of the steering wheel collar.  Here is where the screws are located:

Lower driver's dash panel screw locations
Lower driver’s dash panel screw locations

Step 2: Partially remove the dash panel.

I say “partially remove” because the panel is going to be retained on the lower left edge by the hood latch and On-Board Diagnostic connector and we don’t need to completely remove the panel to do what we need to do.  One important thing to note is that the panel has a finger on the right edge that tucks into the the adjoining panel so DO NOT pry the panel straight off on the right edge.  Pry along the far left edge and work your way around.  The left edge has two snap-in connectors that you can pry straight out as seen below:

Hyundai Accent Lower Drivers Dash Panel Removed
Lower Drivers Dash Panel Removed

Step 3: Remove the two screws from the steering column collar.

They are phillips headed and can be seen below:

Steering Column Collar Screw Locations
Steering Column Collar Screw Locations

Step 4: Pry the two halves of the steering wheel collar apart.

You are going to remove the top half but it is helpful to be able to lower the bottom half so you can get the top half out of the opening of the dash.  The collar is attached to the sheering assembly by the bottom screws that you just removed and the top and bottom simply snap together.  You will need to pry the two halves apart and I chose the left side near the turn signal:

Prying the steering wheel collar apart
Pry the Collar Apart as Seen Above
Removing the top half of the collar
Pull down on the bottom half to make room to remove the top half
Remove the top half of the steering collar
Remove the top half of the steering collar
Top half of steering column collar removed
Top half of steering column collar removed

Step 5: Disconnect the Lighting and Turn Signal Switch connector.

There is a white tab that must be depressed to release the connector:

Electrical connector release tab
Press the tab on the connector to release and remove
Turn Signal Headlamp Connector Disconnected
Here the connector is disconnected

Step 6: Remove the two screws and remove the Turn Signal Headlight Switch.

Remove two small phillips-head screws that hold the switch in place:

Location of turn signal headlight switch screws
Location of turn signal headlight switch screws

Be careful to not drop them.  I did drop one of them and it landed on the lower half of the steering wheel collar.  I magnetized my screwdriver and reached down there with the tip and retrieved the screw.  Once you remove those two screws you can slide the switch assembly straight out.  The switch fits in a slot and will run into the lower half of the steering wheel collar so pull down on the collar and pull the switch straight out:

Turn Signal Lighting Switch Removal
Slide the switch straight out while pulling the lower collar down and out of the way.
Turn Signal Lighting Switch Removed
Turn Signal Lighting Switch Removed

Step 7: Prepare the part for installation.

Here’s the box it came in:

Hyundai Signal Switch Assembly 93420-25110 in Box
Hyundai Signal Switch Assembly 93420-25110 in Box
Genuine Hyundai Signal Switch Assembly 93420-25110 Box-Side View
Genuine Hyundai Signal Switch Assembly 93420-25110 Box-Side View
Genuine Hyundai Signal Switch Assembly 93420-25110 Part in Packaging
Genuine Hyundai Signal Switch Assembly 93420-25110 Part in Packaging

Here is the new part unwrapped and ready to install:

new switch ready to install
Here is the new switch ready to install

 

Step 8: Insert new turn signal headlight switch and reinstall the two phillips headed screws.

There is a slot that the switch slides into, which you’ll need to line up:

Turn Signal Headlight Slots
The switch will slide into these two slots that coincide with the tabs on the switch

I needed to pull down the lower half of the steering wheel collar in order to make room for the switch to slide in to place.

Slide switch into place and reinstall the two screws
Slide switch into place and reinstall the two screws

Step 9: Reconnect the electrical connector

Insert the electrical connector up and into the socket in the bottom of the switch until it snaps in place:

Reinstall the electrical connector and snap into place
Reinstall the electrical connector and snap into place

Step 10: Test your installation.

At this point you can test your new part before you go to all the work to put it back together.  If you have a manual transmission like me you’ll want to be careful because that lower panel is connected to the hood latch and on-board diagnostics connector.  The tests you would want to perform are:

  • right and left turn signals
  • low beams
  • high beams
  • high beam momentary flash (pull back turn signal)

Step 11: Reinstall the steering wheel collar halves.

Guide the top half back into place.  It is easiest to do this if you are pulling the bottom half down and out of the way because it is a tight space back in there.

Guide the top half of the collar into place
Guide the top half of the collar into place

The lower half snaps fit inside the top half and the seam should be tight when the halves are snapped together:

The seam should fit tightly when the halves snap together
The seam should fit tightly when the halves snap together
The pins must line up with their corresponding holes
The pins must line up with their corresponding holes

You may need to line up the collar with the holes before reinstalling them:

Reinstall the two steering wheel collar screws
Reinstall the two steering wheel collar screws

Step 12: Reinstall the lower dash panel.

Start by installing the right tab side first:

Install the lower panel by starting with the right tab first
Install the lower panel by starting with the right tab first

After you’ve snapped the panel in place, reinstall the four screws:

Lower driver's dash panel screw locations
Lower driver’s dash panel screw locations

Now you are done!  You did this all by yourself and saved a lot of money over paying a dealer to do it.

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