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How to Replace Front Dome/Map Light 09-14 Ford F-150

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  1. step : Removing the Map Light Bulbs (0:30)
    • Lower the sunglasses container
    • Pry out the tabs from the dome light
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Press the tabs to remove the trim from the dome light
    • Carefully pry up the tin cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 194 bulbs
  2. step : Installing the Map Light Bulbs (2:43)
    • Press the bulb into place
    • Press the tin cover on
    • Press the trim on
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Press the dome light into place

Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

Hi, everyone. Sue here from 1A Auto, and today I'm going to show you how to remove the interior map light bulbs in a 2011 Ford F-150. If you need any parts for your car, click on the link below and head on over to 1aauto.com.

You got two map lights in the front here and in this little cabin door for sunglasses, but you'll have two little clips right here, one there and one there. So I like to take a pocket screwdriver, release one side, then release the other side. Just got to work it back and forth, has two stages to it. Then I'm just going to grab it and pull it down. There's clips in the front. Now I have access to both of them, and I've got the cable. So I'm going to disconnect this cable, the electrical connector, push that tab in and pull it.

Now the bulbs are cool. I'm not going to get burnt when I release this. Some people will just take this stuff off with the whole thing plugged in. You could do that too, but they get pretty warm. So I like my fingers where they are. After examination of this, there's really no easy way to get these bulbs. So it wouldn't surprise me if Ford sells this whole piece just for a bad bulb, which doesn't sit fine with me. So we're going to take this thing apart with a small screwdriver, and be careful because everything's plastic.

I'm just going to start pushing on tabs. I've got two tabs here, should take this lovely trim off. There you go, just one quick pull. So that's going to come out. I'm not going to use anything like this. I wouldn't do that because that's going to crack the glass and make a mess everywhere, and that is experience talking. I'm just going to take the tin part off carefully like that. Beautiful. Set that aside, and now we have the bulb exposed. Pull them out. Those are 194 bulbs, same thing as a license plate. You see how they sit in there, the prongs, the metal on metal this way. Push them back in. Both are identical the same way.

Now I'm just going to put that tin piece back. It's really thin, so it's easy to bend to the wrong way. So just be careful. Now we're going to put this piece back together. Got all these beautiful plastic tabs. Line them up, just squeeze it. No rattles. Now we're going to plug it back in. There's the plug right there with the lock mechanism on the out, snaps. Push that wire back up in there and then just line all the tabs up, push up. Going to need the pen, I mean this pocket screwdriver because you got to pull these tabs and push it right in there. Close that. We open the door and the map lights come on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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