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How to Replace Dome Map Light Bulbs 98-03 Ford Ranger

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How to Replace Dome Map Light Bulbs 98-03 Ford Ranger

Created on: 2016-09-13

How to replace a burnt out interior dome light to the 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03 Ford Ranger

  1. step 1 :Removing the Dome Light Cover
    • Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the slot on the light
    • Remove the lens
  2. step 2 :Servicing the Bulbs
    • Pull the side bulb out
    • Press the new bulb into place
    • Pry the center bulb out of its tabs
    • Press the new one into place
    • Test the lights by opening your door
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Dome Light Cover
    • Insert the tabs into their slots
    • Press the cover into place

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2001 Ford Ranger. We're going to show you how to remove the dome light cover so you can get in there and replace the bulbs.

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The only items you'll need for this repair are some new bulbs and a small flat-blade screwdriver.

Locate the small tab in the back of the lens cover on the dome light. We'll insert our small flat-blade screwdriver. Pry down to release the clips; push forward, and remove the lens.

The side map-light bulbs simply pull toward you. Simply line up the new bulb, and press it into its socket.

The center bulb here, use the small flat-blade screwdriver and pry down on the center bulb to remove it from its tabs. Line up your new bulb and press it into its retainers.

Open your door to ensure that all the bulbs are functioning properly. Install the two larger tabs into the holes in the front. Press the back into place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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