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Chevrolet Tahoe Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out dome or rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb in a 3rd generation 2007-2014 Tahoe.

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2014 Tahoe Dome Lights
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Insert Screwdriver On Right
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Pry Open Hinged Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Chevrolet Tahoe in changing a burnt out dome or rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb above the 2nd row of seats.

Owners of related General Motors vehicles such as the Suburban, Avalanche, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali, Sierra, Cadillac Escalade and Hummer H2 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement "festoon", "fuse" or "rigid loop" style bulbs are part number 212-2 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko, Wagner and PIAA.

You may also choose to use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry open the hinged plastic lens cover.

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Lens Cover Hinge On Left
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Two Dome/Reading Lights
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Pull Out Old Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of the screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Carefully insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the left (passenger side) edge of the translucent lens cover.

Gently pry open the hinged lens cover and swing it over to the left side.

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Old # 212-2 Festoon Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New 212-2 Bulb
If the old bulbs were recently illuminated, be careful since they may be hot enough to burn your skin.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

Push a new # 212-2 festoon bulb in to the socket.

You may also choose to use a brighter LED unit.

(Tip - If you're using an LED bulb and it doesn't light up, try reversing the bulb's position in the socket.)

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Swing Hinged Lens Cover Closed
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Press Button - Test Bulbs
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Dome Bulbs Replaced
Swing the hinged lens cover closed from the left side over to the right.

Gently snap in the right side of the lens cover back in to place.

Test the new dome / rear passenger reading light bulbs by pressing the black plastic "On/Off" buttons.

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

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