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Map light removal on a 2008 Ford f350

How do you remove the map light on a 2008 Ford f350? The vehicle has a sunroof and the two map lights are surrounded by an oval-shaped, plastic trim ring. I pull down on the ring but it feel like it is about to snap. I believe that it is held in place by some platic clips and I don't want to snap them off. The rear dome light went quickly. The map light seems to be a bit more involved and delicate.

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I had the same issue with my 2008 w/ moonroof. It's tough but you just have to evenly apply pressure on both sides and pull it straight down. There's two pressure clips that are holding it. I replaced with LEDS, the rear was tough as well!

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OMG! TALK ABOUT SCARING THE HELL OUT OF YA! Swore I broke it... Grab from front

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    And back the oval ring and pull down like u want to rip it off the roof. Pops right out!


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In the shop manual it states on vehicle with roof opening to :
Pull the interior lamp down and remove the lamp from the retaining clips.

On one without the roof opening it states to remove the lens then Release the 2 retaining clips (through the access holes) and remove the interior lamp.

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The "gearbox" is unfortunately under the headliner with no easy access. If you are also experiencing a clicking sound when the motor is activated, the regulator track had slipped position and will need to be reset.

Removing the map light assembly (process below) may help in your initial diagnosis, you can feel the motor mounting screws and the motor assembly to determine if their loose.

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• If the guide is removed, initial position setting of the sunroof motor will be required. After installing the sunroof unit, perform initial position setting using the following procedure.

1. Press the TILT UP switch to fully tilt up the glass panel.

2. When the glass panel reaches the fully tilt up position, temporarily release the TILT UP switch and press it again for approx. 13 s continuously. Continue pressing the switch until the glass panel automatically stops at the fully tilt up position after reaching the mechanical lock position.

3. When the glass panel stops at the fully tilt up position, temporarily release the TILT UP switch, then press it again within 5 s and hold.

• Press the TILT UP switch continuously until the glass panel opens to the fully open position, returns to the fully closed position and then stops.

4. Release the TILT UP switch when the glass panel stops at the fully closed position.

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1. Fully close the glass panel.

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1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Insert a tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver into the gap between the headliner and the map light.

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