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Chevrolet Tahoe Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 3rd generation 2007-2014 GM Chevy Tahoe.

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2014 Tahoe Map Lights
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Pry Out Plastic 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 map light bulb in the overhead console.

Owners of related General Motors vehicles with similar map light housings 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.

A replacement "festoon", "fuse" or "rigid loop" style bulb is 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 out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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Remove Lens Cover
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Plastic Tabs On Edges
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Two Map Light Bulbs
The first step is to locate the two small notches on the rear edge of the translucent plastic lens cover.

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 one of the notches on the rear edge of the lens cover and gently pry it out.

You might need to re-insert the screwdriver and pry at the other notch on the rear edge.

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

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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Old # 212-2 Light Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it still may be hot enough to burn your skin.



 

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Push In New 212-2 Bulb
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Press Button - Test New Bulb
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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Push a new # 212-2 bulb straight in to the socket.

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

Press the black plastic "On/Off" button to test the new bulb.

Re-insert the plastic tabs on the lens cover in to the housing.

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Rear Edge Inserted
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Pop In Front Edge
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Testing New Map Lights
Gently pop the other side of the lens cover in to place.

Test both of the map 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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