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Jeep Patriot Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 1st generation 2007 to 2016 Jeep Patriot.

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2016 Patriot Map Lights
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Notch On Left - Driver Side
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Jeep Patriot SUV in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console.

Owners of other Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and RAM vehicles such as the Compass, Renegade, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, 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.

A replacement festoon or "fuse" type bulb is part number 578 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko. You can also use a brighter LED bulb.

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

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Swing Open Hinged Cover
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Two Map Light Bulbs
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Pull Straight Out of Socket
To prevent from 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 screwdriver in to the small notch on the left (driver) side of the map light housing.

Gently pry open the left side of the lens cover.

Swing open the hinged lens cover to the right side.

If the old bulbs were recently illuminated, be careful since they might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

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Remove Old Light Bulb
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Old # 578 Festoon Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Push In New 578 Bulb
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New Light Bulb Installed
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Swing Lens Cover Closed
Push a new number 578 festoon style bulb in to the socket.

Swing the hinged lens cover closed from the right side towards the left.

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Gently Pop In Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Gently snap in the retaining clip on the left side of the lens cover.

Test the new map light bulbs by pressing the "On/Off" buttons.

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

For more, check out my other 2007-2016 Jeep Patriot DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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