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Jeep Cherokee Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in a 5th generation 2014 to 2018 Jeep Cherokee with the part numbers.

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2015 Cherokee Cargo Area
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Right Side Light Housing
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Notch On Front Edge

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and probably also the refreshed 2018 model year) Jeep Cherokee in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and RAM vehicles such as the Compass, Renegade, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, 500, Town & Country, 200, 300, Pacifica, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, RAM 1500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster Van may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base bulb is part number 2825. You can also use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Pry Out Light Housing
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Press Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plug
The Cherokee is equipped with two cargo area lights with one housing on either side of the vehicle.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Locate the small notch on the front edge of the light housing (closer to the front of the car).

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in to the notch and gently pry out the housing.

Press in the release tab on the white plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight out of the socket.

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Squeeze Side Walls
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Swing Open Plastic Cover
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Squeeze together the two side walls of the tan plastic cover to release it.

Swing open the cover to reveal the old bulb.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Push In New # 2825 Bulb
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Close Tan Plastic Cover
Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you want brighter lights, choose some LED bulbs.

Swing the plastic cover closed and squeeze the two side walls to re-attach it to the lens cover.

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Push In Power Plug
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Re-Insert Light Housing
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Light Housing Replaced
Push the power plug back in to its socket.

Re-insert the wires back in to the opening in the cargo area panel.

Gently snap in the retaining clip on the other side of the housing.

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Test New Light Bulbs
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Two Cargo Area Lights
To test the new cargo area bulbs, press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the interior lights.

For more, check out all of my Jeep Cherokee DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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