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Toyota Corolla Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of an 11th generation 2014 to 2018 Toyota Corolla.

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2014 Corolla Map Lights
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the eleventh generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) Toyota Corolla in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading both bulbs to brighter LED units.

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 map light bulb is part number 168 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko. You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # W5W, 2825, 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the rear inner corner of 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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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful when you remove it 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 Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket



 

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Push In New 168 Bulb
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Test New Light Bulb
Push a new # 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 2825, W5W, 158, 194 or a compatible  LED unit.

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Re-Insert Plastic Tab
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Snap In Lens Cover
Line up the lens cover and re-insert the plastic tab on the outer edge in first.

Then gently pop in the inner edge to secure the retaining clips.

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Lens Cover Replaced
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Slide Switch To "Door"
To test the new map light bulbs, slide the "On / Door / Off" switch to the "On" position.

I'd recommend sliding the switch to the "Door" position so that the map lights will turn on when ever a passenger door is opened.

For more, check out my other 2014-2018 Toyota Corolla DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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