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Chevrolet Equinox Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to replace a burnt out rear cargo area light bulb in a 2010-2016 GM Chevy Equinox with photo illustrated steps.

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Equinox Cargo Light
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Pry Off Lens Cover

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GM Chevy Equinox in changing a burnt out overhead rear cargo area light bulb or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

Owners of other GM vehicles such as the Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Corvette, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Avalanche, Silverado, Verano, Encore, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, Enclave, Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Savana, ATS, XTS, CTS, SRX and Escalade may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement rear passenger reading light bulb is part # 168 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA or Eiko.

You can also use any miniature wedge base bulbs such as # 175, 194, 2825, W5W, 2827 or a compatible LED.

The only tool needed to change the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry off the plastic lens cover.
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Pry At Both Sides
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Lens Cover Removed
Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in to the rear edge of the lens cover and gently pry it off. You may need to pry at both sides of the lens cover to pop it off.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

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Cargo Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out.

If you have trouble gripping the old bulb, put on a latex glove to give your fingers more grip.

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Old # 168 Bulb Removed
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Cargo Bulb Socket


 
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Push In New Bulb
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New Bulb Installed
Push a new 12 volt 5 watt # 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

You can also use any other miniature wedge base bulb such as the # 175, 194, W5W, 2825, 2827 or an LED.

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Test New Light Bulb
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Line Up Lens Cover
Test the new cargo area light bulb by unlocking the doors with the key fob.
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Snap Cover In Place
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Unlock Doors - Test Bulb
Line up the lens cover and gently snap it in place over the bulb housing.

Test the new cargo area light bulb again by unlocking the doors with key fob.

For more, check out my other GM Chevrolet Equinox DIY Repair Guides.
 

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