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Ford Taurus Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visors of a sixth generation 2010 to 2014 Ford Taurus sedan.

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2013 Taurus Sun Visor
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Open Vanity Mirror Cover
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Insert Small Flathead Screwdriver

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 6th generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Ford Taurus sedan in changing a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visors.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles with similar vanity mirror light housings such as the Fiesta, Fusion, Focus, Mustang, C-Max, Escape, Transit Connect, Explorer, Edge, Expedition, Flex, MKS, MKZ, MKT, MKX, Navigator, Milan, Grand Marquis, Mariner and Mountaineer may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement "miniature fuse" type light bulb is part number TS-14V1CP or # 6614F.

Other compatible bulbs include the following: ACDelco part # 13502343, Eiko 40842 - 6614F, Bulbrite 756320 - 6614F and the Putco 230003 LED.

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent lens covers.

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Pry Off Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed
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Pry Out Bulb At Metal End Cap
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Carefully insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the bottom edge of the translucent plastic lens cover and gently pry it out of the housing.

Pull the lens cover out of the housing and set it aside in a safe place.

If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it may be hot enough to burn your skin. If you have safety glasses, put them on for the next step to protect your eyes.

Pull out the old bulb with either your fingers, or very carefully pry it out with the screwdriver. Only pry on the old bulb at the metal end caps.

Do not pry on the glass part of the old bulb with the screwdriver, which may cause it to shatter and send glass shards flying in to your face.

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Old # TS-14V1CP Bulb
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Vanity Light Bulb Socket
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Push In New Light Bulb
Push a new miniature fuse type bulb straight such as the TS-14V1CP or # 6614F straight in to the socket.

You may also use a compatible brighter LED unit such as the Bulbrite 756320 - 6614F or the Putco 230003.



 

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New Bulb Working
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Re-Insert Top of Lens Cover
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Line Up Bottom of Lens
If the new bulb is working properly, it should light up immediately.

Re-insert the top edge of the lens cover in to the housing first.

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Pop In Lower Part of Lens
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Vanity Light Bulbs
Then gently pop in the retaining tab on the bottom edge of the lens cover.

Test the new light bulbs by opening and closing the vanity mirror cover a few times.

For more, please check out my other Ford Taurus DIY Repair Guides.
 

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