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      02-24-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Interior LED question (map light specifically)

I changed all my interior lights this morning and all were working. Put on the cover to the front dome/map lights and the passenger map light won't turn on now. I've tried changing LED bulbs as well as replacing with the OEM bulb still nothing. I've searched the forum and the internet and found others with the same problem but no solution. I will admit I used ebay LED's so possibly it is a current issue but can't figure out why all but 1 bulb will work. Also this bulb did work originally and still does in other outlets.

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I changed all my interior lights this morning and all were working. Put on the cover to the front dome/map lights and the passenger map light won't turn on now. I've tried changing LED bulbs as well as replacing with the OEM bulb still nothing. I've searched the forum and the internet and found others with the same problem but no solution. I will admit I used ebay LED's so possibly it is a current issue but can't figure out why all but 1 bulb will work. Also this bulb did work originally and still does in other outlets.

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So remove the entire housing starting from prying from the front. You'll see three holders that open and close clock and counter clock wise from the top. Your problem is most likely it became loose when you were removing the oem bulbs
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So remove the entire housing starting from prying from the front. You'll see three holders that open and close clock and counter clock wise from the top. Your problem is most likely it became loose when you were removing the oem bulbs
I thought about that. Is there an easy way to take apart the housing? The only way I found in a DIY I needed to remove part of my headliner to get to. If that's the case I don't need a map light that bad
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So remove the entire housing starting from prying from the front. You'll see three holders that open and close clock and counter clock wise from the top. Your problem is most likely it became loose when you were removing the oem bulbs
I thought about that. Is there an easy way to take apart the housing? The only way I found in a DIY I needed to remove part of my headliner to get to. If that's the case I don't need a map light that bad
From the front where the lights are that's where the clips are where it pulls down. If you have a pry tool slip it up there push towards the sunroof and it pops down with minimal force.
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From the front where the lights are that's where the clips are where it pulls down. If you have a pry tool slip it up there push towards the sunroof and it pops down with minimal force.
I'll give it a shot in the morning. I think I can see the clips so shouldn't be too difficult.

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