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Ford Mustang Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a revised 5th generation 2010-2014 Ford Mustang.

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2012 Mustang Trunk Light
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Gently Pry Out Housing
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Pull Out Bulb Housing

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the face lifted 5th generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Ford Mustang in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk.

Owners of the earlier 5th generation Mustang from 2005 to 2009 and possibly the 4th generation 1994 to 2004 models with similar trunk light bulb housings may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement light bulb is part number 211-2 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE and Philips.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.

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Press Plug Release Button
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Slide Off Electrical Connector
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Pull Out Old Bulb
The first step is to pop open the trunk and then locate the notch on the edge of the bulb housing.

Gently pry out the housing.

Press the release button on the electrical connector and slide the plug straight off the end of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.

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Old # 211-2 Bulb Removed
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Insert New 211-2 Bulb
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Push On Power Plug
Insert a new number 211-2 bulb in to the socket.

I recommend buying the Sylvania 211-2 LL long life light bulbs since they tend to last for a very long time.

(Tip - If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the housing until it clicks securely in place.

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New Bulb Lit Up
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Re-Insert Bulb Housing
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Trunk Bulb Replaced
Re-insert the wires first and the power plug back in to rectangular hole in the plastic trunk panel.

Gently push in the other end of the light housing.

For more, check out my other Ford Mustang Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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