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Ford Fiesta Dome & Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out dome or map light bulb in the overhead console of a 6th generation 2009 to 2015 Ford Fiesta.

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2013 Fiesta Map & Dome Lights
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Map - Dome - Map
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Front Edge - Insert Screwdriver

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the 2016 model year) Ford Fiesta sedan or hatchback in changing a burnt out dome or map light bulb in the overhead console.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Escape, Transit Connect, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Expedition, Taurus, F-150, EcoSport, MKC, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT and the Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM bulbs are Toshiba part number 2825 or W5W for the map lights and # 12V6WX for the center dome light.

A few replacement miniature wedge base bulbs include the # 168, W5W, 194, 158, 2886X or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to change the bulbs is a flathead screwdriver or a plastic automotive panel removal tool to pry out the overhead console.

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Pry Out Front Edge - Clip
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Gently Pull Out Rear Edge
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Pull Out Bulb Housing
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 your flathead screwdriver in to the small notch on the front edge of the bulb housing (closest to the rear view mirror and the windshield).

Gently pry down the front edge to release the metal retaining clip.

Carefully pull the light housing out of the overhead console.

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Three Bulb Sockets
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Bulb Socket
The two map light bulb sockets are located on the outer edges of the housing.

The "dome" light bulb socket is located at the center of the assembly.

Rotate the black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Map Light Bulb Socket
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Old # W5W Bulb
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Push In New # W5W Bulb
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.

The OEM map light bulbs are part number W5W which can also be replaced with the # 168, 2825 or a compatible LED bulb.

The OEM dome light bulb are Toshiba 12V6WX (or W6W) bulbs which can also be replaced with other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, 194, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

Push a new bulb straight in to the socket.



 

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Map Light Bulb Replaced
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.
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Old Toshiba # 12V6WX
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Re-Insert Rear Edge of Housing
Repeat the process to replace the dome light bulb in the center of the housing or the other map light bulb.

First re-insert the rear edge of the light housing in to the overhead console.

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Pop In Front Edge - Metal Clip
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Bulb Housing Secured
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Test New Dome & Map Lights
Then gently pop in the metal retaining clip on the front edge of the housing in to the overhead console.

Test the new map light bulbs by pressing the "On/Off" buttons.

I would recommend leaving the dome light bulb rocker switch in the "door" position so that it will turn on whenever a passenger door is opened.

For more, check out my other 2009-2015 Ford Fiesta DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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