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Chevrolet Equinox Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead map light bulb in a 2nd generation 2010-2016 GM Chevy Equinox with pictures.

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2012 Equinox Map Lights
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Pry Out 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 map light bulb or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

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 map light bulb is part # 2825 or 168 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA, and Eiko.

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

The only tool needed to access the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry off the plastic lens cover.

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Pull Off Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed
Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver at the rear of the translucent plastic lens cover and gently pry it out. You may need to pry at more than one location. Don't use excessive force. The lens cover should pop off relatively easily.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

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Map Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
Grasp the old map light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out. If you have trouble pulling out the bulb, try putting on a latex glove to give you more grip.
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Old # 2825 / 168 Bulb
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Map Light Bulb Socket


 
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Push In New Bulb
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New Bulb Installed
Push a new 5 watt miniature wedge base bulb such as the # 168, 2825 or W5W straight in to the socket.

If you want brighter map lights, try one of the LED light bulbs.

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Press Button - Test Bulb
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Line Up Lens Cover
Press the On/Off button to test the new light bulb.
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Push Lens Cover In Place
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Testing Map Lights
Line up the plastic lens cover and gently snap it in to place.

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

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

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