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Change the bulb in the courtesy reading lamp?

I can't figure out how to remove the housing and check the bulb in the front courtesy rading lamp to know if it's burned out, or if I need to replace some fuse?

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  • fgodfrey Jun 25, 2009

    Which end should I pry down? I'm afraid to break it. I can see the two plastic pins. Will they snap out of the holes if I pry them apart?

  • fgodfrey Jun 25, 2009

    This worked great! Thank you.

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If this is the light you push up on to turn on and off you use a small screwdriver and pry it down. it is held by 2 plastic pins that snap into holes.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

  • paul marshall Jun 25, 2009

    the holes are split on top so it shouldnt break. I usually pry next to the pin so the plastic will come off the end of the pin. I know its scary if you have never done it before but i have never had one break on me. and if it does worst case a new cover at a junk yard is about 2 dollars.

  • paul marshall Jun 25, 2009

    glad i could help. please leave me a rating

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