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Lightbulb DIY LED Cup Holder Lights

This mod was created for function as well as style. It allows you to see your cup holders at night and looks really cool in the process! The lights match the blue Hyundai interior lighting and the cup holders turn on and off with the headlights.

It’s a completely do-it-yourself install and you only need some minor tools. It’s easy! It may look above some people's install skill, but if you follow the instructions and watch the install video a few times you can definitely do it. I've done this for the new Sonata with hundreds of people saying that they did it themselves! Due to popular demand I made a kit and instructions for the new Elantra! I produce these kits and can ship them out to you for you to install. PM me to order or email me!







YouTube video detailing the entire install!!


Installation Instructions

2011+up Hyundai Elantra (GLS, Limited, Coupe)


Read these instructions completely before beginning installation

AccentGlowLED does not assume responsibility and disclaims liability for damage, loss, or expense arising from improper use, operation, or installation of this product.


You may need the following tools:

· Plastic panel popper tool

· Small Flathead Screwdriver

· 3/16” Drill Bit (or larger)

· Razor Blade

· Wire Strippers (I use something similar to the


) or other wire attachment method

· Electrical Tape


Disassembly:


-Begin by pulling off the silver-trimmed side panels on each side of the center console (highlighted in A). Start near the end nearest to the back of the car (B) and use a plastic panel popper to carefully pry up (A1), then continue up the panel, popping it rear-wards with your hands ( C ) and removing both silver side panels which leaves us with (D).


A


B


C


D



-There are two screws on the upper corners of the center pocket (E) remove those. Depress the parking brake and remove the shift lock cover with a small flat head screwdriver (F). Use the screw driver to push the button inside the shift lock space and shift the car into N or D. Pull straight down on the chrome at the bottom of the shifter handle (G) and then use a flat head to carefully remove the C-Clip in the left side of the handle (H) then pull upwards on handle and remove.


E


F


G


H



-The remaining center pocket, shifter trim, and lower black trim will pop off with a pry tool (shift handle pictured on, yours will be off) (I) it may be helpful to watch the video to see which parts remove. You will then see three connectors (J) (navigation models will have different plugs), use a flat head screw driver to depress the clips on each plug, the power outlet plug will have a “button” on the top to press and remove.


I


J



-Remove the two front screws (K) and then the small cover for the emergency brake slot (it pulls straight up) (L). Next open the center console and pull out the carpet and then remove two 10mm bolts (M). Now you can lift out the entire rear center console, start with the back and lift straight up and then the front, remove from vehicle and you are left with (N) and (O).


K


L


M


N


O



Installation:


-First thoroughly clean inside each cup holder with an alcohol pad or Windex (this step is important for quality of adherent). Drill a 3/16” hole from the top of the center console slightly off center in each cup holder (P). Now run your wires through the holes starting at the top (Q) and remove the covering from the double-sided tape on the back of each cupholder disc. Center each disc and then press down firmly to secure each disc (do not remove disc once firmly pushed down) ®. Take the center console back into the car and run the LED wires down the right side of the shifter (S).


P


Q


R


S



-The wires we need are in the white 16-pin AUX/USB plug (12-pin on navigation models not pictured) and the clear 2-pin power outlet plug (T). Take a razor blade and peel back the black fuzzy covering from the wires if necessary. We need the BLUE (+) wire on the end of the white 16-pin plug (blue wire on the 12-pin navigation models as well but pin is on different end than pictured) and the BLACK (-) wire in the power outlet plug (T). (Alternate wire attachment methods can be used) Now use wire strippers to side-strip both the black wire going to the power outlet plug and the blue wire in the 16-pin plug. Strip back the LED wires, and then poke a hole through the center of both the black and blue car wires (U). Take both black LED wires and twist them together and run them through the black car wire and wrap it around (V). Tape up the connection and zip tie to secure (W). Do the same with the red LED wires attaching to the blue car wire (DISCLAIMER: A 1-3amp fuse is suggested in line with the red LED wires).


T


U


V


W



-You’re all done! Turn on your headlights to test the LEDs. Put everything back together and you’re set! The remainder of the reinstall is the opposite of uninstall!


Please contact me directly if you have any installation questions or comments about the product. Thank you!!


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Really cool DIY here! I love how clean and OEM it looks also at the same time it brings the Elantra closer to the coolness of a concept car if you get what i mean.
Seems like your really know your electrical, how do you know what wires are what, do you have a wiring diagram? or just went around with a volt meter?



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Really cool DIY here! I love how clean and OEM it looks also at the same time it brings the Elantra closer to the coolness of a concept car if you get what i mean.
Seems like your really know your electrical, how do you know what wires are what, do you have a wiring diagram? or just went around with a volt meter?
Wow thanks! Yes you can get access to any wiring diagram on hmaservice.com by creating a free account. But I also know my way around a digital multimeter
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Wow thanks! Yes you can get access to any wiring diagram on hmaservice.com by creating a free account. But I also know my way around a digital multimeter
No problem, gotta give credit where credit is due. Totally forgot about hmaservice.com. I will pull diagrams from their for members here

It's awesome how Hyundai provides such detailed information like that, it's very rare to find that with manufactures....at least with new cars.



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Yes it is quite the resource. I can never get the electrical diagrams to show (under ETM) but I have other resources available as well.
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A+ DIY, video really helped. Have you considered adding a different color?
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A+ DIY, video really helped. Have you considered adding a different color?
Thank you! Yes I can do white, pink, purple, blue, green, orange, and red the blue just matches perfectly in the Hyundais
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Thank you! Yes I can do white, pink, purple, blue, green, orange, and red the blue just matches perfectly in the Hyundais
Blue is the best, any other color wont give the OEM look
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I know this is not the place for this question, but i wanted to know where the External Amp is located in the 2013 Coupe. (I couldnt find how to "post new thread")
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