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Honda Civic Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 9th generation 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic.

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2013 Civic Overhead Console
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Pry Out Plastic Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the ninth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & possibly also the 2016) Honda Civic in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, ILX, TSX, TLX, TL, RLX, RDX and MDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part number 168 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, W5W, 2825, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Old Bulb Exposed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may want to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Carefully insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

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Pull Out Old Map Light Bulb
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Old Bulb Removed
If the old bulb was recently turned on, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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Old # 168 Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket


 
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Push In New # 168 Bulb
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Press White "On/Off" Button
Push a new # 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, W5W, 2825, 194 or a brighter LED unit.

Test the new bulb by pressing the white plastic "On/Off" button.

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Line Up Lens Cover
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Snap In Lens Cover
Line up the translucent plastic lens cover and gently pop in back in to place.
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Test the new map light bulb by pressing the indentation on the outer edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switch.

For more, check out my other 2012-2015 Honda Civic DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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