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2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 10th generation 2009 to 2013 Toyota Corolla with pictures.

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2010 Corolla Dome Light
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Pry Lens Cover At Notch

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 10th generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Toyota Corolla in changing a burnt out dome light bulb or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Yaris, Matrix, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement "festoon" style bulb is part # DE3175 available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and Putco.

The only tool needed to access the dome light bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry off the translucent lens cover.

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Pry At Other Notch
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Dome Light Lens Removed
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the two notches at the front edge of the translucent plastic dome light lens cover and gently pry it out. Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, wrap the blade of the screwdriver in a thin microfiber cloth.

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Dome Bulb Exposed
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Press Release Tab On Left
Press the metal electrical contact on the left (driver side) of the socket to release the old bulb.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.

I'd recommend buying the Sylvania DE3175 LL long life light bulbs since they will last you for many years.

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Old DE3175 Bulb Removed
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Dome Light Bulb Socket



 

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Insert Right Side In First
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Pop Left Side In
Insert the right side of a new # DE3175 bulb in to the socket first and then pop the left (driver) side in to the hole on the electrical contact. You may need to hold the release tab on the left back while inserting the bulb.
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Slide Switch - Test Bulb
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Insert Rear Edge of Lens
Slide the On / Off / Door switch to the "On" position to test the new dome light bulb.
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Snap Lens Cover In Place
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Slide Switch To "Door"
Insert the rear edge of the lens cover in first and then gently snap the front edge in place over the switch.

Slide the switch to the "Door" position so that the dome light will illuminate when any passenger door is opened.

For more check out my other Corolla DIY tutorials at the links below -

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Repair & Maintenance Guides

2003-2008 Toyota Corolla Repair & Maintenance Guides
 

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