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How to Replace Map Light Lenses 05-09 Chevy Equinox

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How to Replace Map Light Lenses 05-09 Chevy Equinox

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to replace map light lenses on 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 Chevy Equinox

  1. step 1 :Removing the Map Light Lens
    • Pry off the map light housing with a trim removal tool
    • Pry the microphone off of the map light with a trim tool
    • Push the microphone back through the map light housing
    • Disconnect the sunroof switch wiring harness
    • Carefully pry the lens away from its bracket
    • Pull off the lens
  2. step 2 :Installing the Map Light Lens
    • Line up the lens
    • Pop the lens onto its bracket
    • Connect the sunroof switch wiring harness
    • Push the microphone through the map light housing
    • Snap the microphone into map light housing
    • Line up the map light tabs
    • Snap the map light into place
    • Push the headliner behind the map light housing with a trim tool
    • Check that the lights and switches are working

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

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In this video, we are going to be working with our 2008 Chevy Equinox. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's map light lenses, which are located up in the front of your vehicle on the headliner. If you like this video, please click subscribe. We have a ton more information on this and many other vehicles. If you need parts for your car, you can follow the link down in the description over to Here are the items you'll need for this repair.

Using your interior trim removal tool from, slide up under the front edge of the map light assembly, pop it down, allow it to hang slightly and we'll grab, right in this little slot, the microphone, or you can push it down from the back. Once the microphone is dislodged, you can put it on an angle and it will fit through the housing here. You just got to find the right one. Disconnect the electrical connector.

If you have a broken lens in your map light housing here, it may not be necessary to replace the entire thing. In order to replace the lens, simply place a flat blade screwdriver in between the lens and its little bracket. You want to go very gently here, as not to crack it. Just pry that forward some, so it releases, and you'll be able to slide it up and out of its housing.

Reinstall the lens by placing the top edge in first, set the pin fully, and you should just be able to push a little bit and line up the other side.

Reinstall the connector for your sunroof motor switch. Place the microphone back through the housing in the same way you removed it. Line it back up and snap it back into the housing. Now, we'll wind up the rear tabs into the bracket in the ceiling, snap the bottom and the sides back into place.

Another nice thing you can do with the interior trim removal tools is get in there and make sure the headliner is pushed and tucked underneath there, nice and easy. Check for proper operation of your lights and switches and you're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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