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How do I remove the bulbs from the overhead map lights? They will not turn off.

The map lights in my van will not go out. The on/off buttons are suddenly loose and useless. My daughter turned the lights on while the car was not running, and turned them off while the car was not running (the buttons were functional at this point), then started the car to drive it, and the lights went on and will not go off (the on/off buttons became non-functional at this point). The manual does not have instructions for removing the bulbs, and I haven't been able to find a diagram to remove the bulbs online either. How do I do it? I'm hoping for a quick, easy, and non-mechanical type fix. Thank you!

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Most of these lamp lenses pop out with a little prying along the edge. Once out the bulbs come out easily.

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How about your dash lights? dash dinner wheel often will get set in the locked on mode. normal function id from dim to bright then clicks turning on the iterior lights.. check that out.

Removing the map or overhead light cover requirs a slim shim
most are held with clips..dealer will show you free. Stop in.
good luck you might have to replace the light fixture if the switchs are flopping.

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The plastic lens cover should pop out by using a small flathead screwdriver pry from one side once removed the bulb can be removed.

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

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SOURCE: How to replace map & dome light bulbs on a 2008 Ford F-150 Super

2008 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab (without moon roof or rails): How to replace the map light bulbs.  First, you'll need a "trim pad remover."  It is a tool with a screwdriver handle and the metal part has a 'smooth' forked tongue (see Snap-on Stock#: A177A for picture).  Go to the center counsel and "gingerly" work around he counsel and pull down at the same time.  The counsil is held in by six snap in tongs.  It should remove pretty easily.  once down, you'll see where the bulbs are.  Unscrew and replace.  Now, just line up the tongs and gently bump or hit the pressure points (where the tongs are) and it should snap into place.  It should take no more than five minutes, tops.

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SOURCE: Replacing map light bulb- How do you do it?

try auto zone and if you buy the bulb from them they will print out a diagram of how to install

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SOURCE: Map light removal on a 2008 Ford f350

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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SOURCE: how to replace rear turn signal light bulb

I just changed my rear turn signal. Really easy. There is two 1/4 inch bolts visible when you open the tailgate. Take both of those out and gently lift the light housing out towards the outside of the vehicle. There is two small clamps on the other side of the fixture that just slide right out when you pull on it. There you go

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SOURCE: How do I remove the overhead console in my Ford

With the overhead console ( non rail system ), open the sun glass bin, and grab each corner in the back, and pull down.

The overhead is held on with 4 or 6 spring clips, and pulls straight down.

The bulbs are 1/4 twist sockets installed from the back of the overhead console.

Posted on May 17, 2010

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