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Toyota Camry Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in an XV50 seventh generation 2012-2016 Toyota Camry with photo illustrated steps.

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2013 Camry Map Lights
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Gently Pry Out Lens
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Lens Cover Removed

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 map 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 map light bulb is part # 2825 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, PIAA, Eiko and GE. You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulb such as the # 168, W5W, 175, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace either of the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver.

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Map Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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# 2825, W5W, 168 Bulb
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the translucent map light lens cover and the overhead console.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to wrap the tip of the flathead screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place. You may need to re-insert the screwdriver at several points to pry out the cover. Do not use excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Pull the old map light bulb straight down and out of the socket. If you have trouble gripping the old bulb, try putting on a latex glove.



 

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Map Light Bulb Socket
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Push In New 168 Bulb
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Press On/Off Button
Push a new miniature wedge base bulb such as the 2825, 168 or W5W straight in to the socket.

Press the On/Off button to test the new light bulb.

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Insert Lens Cover
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Gently Snap Cover In Place
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Testing Map Light Bulbs
Line up the lens cover and gently snap it back in to place.

Press on the lens cover to activate the On/Off switches and test the map light bulbs.

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

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