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Toyota Camry Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in an XV50 7th generation 2012 to 2016 Toyota Camry with photos.

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2013 Camry Dome Light
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the XV50 7th generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota Camry in changing a burnt out overhead dome light bulb.

Owners of other Toyota, Scion or Lexus vehicles such as the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Sienna, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, 4Runner, Land Runner, Sequoia, 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 dome light bulb is part number DE3175 available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and Putco.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Dome Light Bulb Exposed
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Press Tab On Left (Driver)
To avoid scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to wrap the tip of the screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to one of the two notches on the front edge of the lens cover.

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

You may need to re-insert the screwdriver at the other notch. Do not use excessive force.

To remove the old dome light bulb, press the metal tab on the left (driver side) of the socket and pull the bulb out.

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



 

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Old # DE3175 Light Bulb
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Dome Light Bulb Socket
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Insert Passenger Side First
Insert the passenger (right) side of the new DE3175 light bulb in to the "O" shaped hole in the electrical contact first.
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Push Driver Side In
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New Dome Bulb Installed
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Slide Switch To "On"
Then pop the left (driver) side of the bulb in place.

Slide the "Off / Door / On" switch to the "On" position to test the new bulb.

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Insert Rear Edge First
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Snap Front Edge In Place
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Test New Dome Light Bulb
Insert the rear edge of the lens cover in first and then gently pop the front edge in place over the switch.

Slide the switch to the middle "Door" position so that the dome light bulb will illuminate whenever a passenger door is opened.

For more, check out my other 2012-2016 Toyota Camry DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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