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GM Pontiac Grand Prix Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Pictures illustrated how-to instructions for replacing the overhead map light bulbs in a 1997 to 2003 GM Pontiac Grand Prix.

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Overhead Storage & Lights

 
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Two Overhead Map Lights

 
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Phillips Head Screwdriver

 

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2001 GM Pontiac Grand Prix in replacing one or both of the overhead map light bulbs.

Owners of other sixth generation Pontiac Grand Prix coupes or sedans in the SE, GT, & GTP trim levels from 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 should also find this guide to be helpful.

The overhead map light bulb replacement procedure may be similar on other General Motors or Pontiac vehicles such as the Grand Am, Sunfire, G6, G8, Vibe, Bonneville, Buick Regal, Chevy Malibu, Olds Aurora, TransAm, Buick LeSabre, Firebird, GTO, Monte Carlo, Century, and Intrigue.

To access the bulbs, you'll need a Phillips head screwdriver and a small Torx or flathead screwdriver. The bulbs in my car are part # 562 which Sylvania refers to as "Dome Lights".

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Unscrew Phillips Screw
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Sunglasses & Clicker Storage
The overhead console is held in place by four Phillips head screws. One is near the front of the car by the rear view mirror. Two are inside the sunglasses storage and the fourth is inside the garage door clicker storage.
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Two Screws In Sunglass Holder
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One Screw In Clicker Box
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Overhead Console Drops Down
After removing all four screws, keep one hand on it, because the overhead console should drop down by itself. The console is held up by several wires that power the two map lights. To disconnect the connector, gently lift the plastic tab until you can separate the power socket and plug.
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Map Lights Connector Clip
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Four Phillips Screws Removed
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Backside of Map Lights

Once the overhead console is free from the rest of the car, locate the four small Torx screws that hold the two map light bulbs, lenses and switches in place. I didn't have a small enough Torx screwdriver, so I just used a small flat head screwdriver to remove the four Torx screws.



 
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Torx Screws / Flathead Screwdriver
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Four Torx Screws Removed
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Lift Up Map Light Bulbs Cover
With the four Torx screws removed, you can lift up the black vented plastic housing that holds the two # 562 map light bulbs. Underneath you'll see the clear plastic map lights lens and the underside of the two grey plastic buttons. Flip over the black vented plastic housing to reveal the two map light bulbs. They are held in place by two metal clips. Pop the bulbs out using your fingers or gently with a small screwdriver.

To complete the map light bulb replacement procedure, reverse the steps above. Push in a new # 562 bulb, replace the black plastic cover, screw back in the four Torx screws, hold the console up to the roof, and screw back in the four Phillips screws.

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Two # 562 Light Bulbs
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Pull Bulb From Holder
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# 562 Light Bulb Removed
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