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Jeep Grand Cherokee Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead map light bulb in a WK2 4th generation 2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee with photos.

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2012 Grand Cherokee Map Lights
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Pry Out Lens Cover
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Pry Out Front Edge

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 4th generation "WK2" (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) Jeep Grand Cherokee in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console.

Owners of other Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM vehicles with similar map light housings such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Patriot, Compass, Cherokee, Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, Dart and C/V Tradesman may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part number 168 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, PIAA, Eiko and GE.

You can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 2825, W5W, 194, 175 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent lens cover.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Old Light Bulb Visible
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Rubber Glove For Grip
To avoid scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the rear edge of the translucent map light bulb lens cover and gently pry out the cover.

You may need to re-insert the screwdriver in to the front edge of the lens cover to fully remove it. Only minimal effort should be needed to remove the lens cover. Do not use excessive force to avoid cracking the plastic lens cover.

Set the cover aside in a safe place.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket. If you have trouble removing the old bulb, put on a latex glove for extra grip and try again.

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Map Light Bulb Socket
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Old Map Light Bulb
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Push In New # 168 Bulb
Push a new # 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the 158, 194, W5W, 2825 or a brighter LED unit.

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Insert Front Edge of Lens Cover
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Pop In Rear Edge of Cover
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Re-insert the front edge of the lens cover in to the overhead console and then gently push in the rear edge.

Test that the new map light bulbs are working properly by pressing the buttons near the rear edge of the lens covers to activate the On/Off switches.

For more, check out my other Jeep Grand Cherokee DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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