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Jeep Grand Cherokee Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead courtesy reading light bulb in a 4th generation WK2 2011 to 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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2012 Grand Cherokee
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Pry Out Plastic Lens Cover
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Translucent Lens Cover

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 overhead rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb located behind the grab handles on the headliner for the second row seats.

Owners of other Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM SUV or minivan vehicles with similar rear passenger reading lights such as the Town & Country, Patriot, Compass, Cherokee, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, and C/V Tradesman may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part number 2825 available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also use any other 5W miniature wedge base bulb such as the # 168, W5W, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

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

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Old Bulb Exposed
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Push Bulb Out of Socket
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Old # 2825 (168) Bulb
The first step is to pull down the grab handle away from the courtesy reading light housing.

Then gently insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in near the front edge of the translucent plastic lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover from the light housing and set it aside in a safe place.

Either pull out the old bulb with your fingers or very carefully push it forwards and out of the socket using the small flathead screwdriver.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Slide In New 2825 or 168
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Insert Rear of Lens First
Slide a new # 2825 5W bulb straight in to the socket.

You can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168 (5 watt), 194, W5W or a brighter LED unit.

Re-insert the plastic tab on the rear edge of the lens cover in to place first.

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Pop In Front Edge of Lens
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Test New Reading Light Bulb
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Grab Handle & Headliner
Then gently snap in the front edge of the lens cover in to the housing.

Test the new bulb by pressing on the indented dimple button near the front part of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switch.

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

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