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Ford Fiesta Rear Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead rear passenger dome light bulb in a 6th generation 2009 to 2015 Ford Fiesta.

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2013 Fiesta Rear Dome Light
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Notch In Front Edge
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Insert Flathead 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 light bulb located in the headliner above the rear passenger seats.

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 replacement bulb part number is Toshiba 12V6WX or 2886X.

You can  use any miniature wedge base bulbs such as the 168, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

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

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Pry Out At Rear Edge
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Pull Off Lens Cover
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Metal Switch In Cover
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may want to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the front edge of the lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

You may need to re-insert the screwdriver in to the rear edge of the lens cover to pop it out.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Old Toshiba # 12V6WX
If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # 2886X Bulb
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Line Up Lens Cover
Push a new # 2886X or Toshiba 12V6WX bulb straight in to the socket.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, W5W, 194, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

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Push On Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Dome Light Bulb
Line up the metal switch contacts before pushing the lens cover back in to place.

Check that the switch was inserted correctly and that the new bulb works by moving the rocker switch to the "On" position.

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

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