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Jeep Renegade Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out light bulb in the glove box of a 1st generation 2015 to 2018 Jeep Renegade SUV.

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2016 Renegade Glove Box
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Open Glove Box - Empty Out
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3 Screws - Top Edge

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and possibly also the 2019 and 2020 model years) Jeep Renegade SUV in changing a burnt out a light bulb in the glove box or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 200, 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500 500X or 500L, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The tools needed to access and replace the light bulb include a Torx T25 star bit screwdriver and a plastic pry bar tool.

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat of the SUV, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Remove the three screws along the top interior edge of the glove box by turning them counterclockwise with a Torx T25 star bit screwdriver.

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Move To Bottom Edge
Set the three top screws aside in a safe place.

Move to the bottom edge of the glove box and gently pull off the carpet trim cover.

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Pull Back Carpet Panel
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Remove Bottom 3 Screws
Remove the three Torx T25 screws at the bottom edge of the glove box.
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6 Screws Removed
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Pry Off Side Panel
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Side Trim Panel Removed
Move to the outer edge of the dashboard and gently pry off the side trim cover using the plastic pry bar tool.

Set the side panel aside in a safe place.

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Remove Side Screw
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7 Screws Removed
Remove the single screw on the side of the dashboard by turning it counterclockwise with the Torx T25 screwdriver.

At this point, you should have removed 7 screws.

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Gently Pull Off Glove Box
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Glove Box Removed
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Light Electrical Connector
Gently pull the entire glove box assembly out of the dashboard.

It is held in place by a series of plastic retaining clips.

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Pull Up Retaining Clip
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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Gently pull up the retaining clip on the black plastic electrical connector and pull the power plug straight out of its socket.

If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. It might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New Light Bulb
Push a new number 194 miniature wedge base light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you'd like to have a brighter glove box light, install a compatible 194 LED bulb.

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Push In Power Plug
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Push On Glove Box
Push the power plug back into its socket.

Line up the glove box with the dashboard and push it back into place.

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Firmly Tap In Fasteners
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Replace Side Screw
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Tighten Clockwise
Firmly tap in the friction fasteners all along the glove box.

Replace the single screw on the outside edge of the dashboard by turning it clockwise.

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Replace Bottom Screws
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Tighten Clockwise
Replace the three screws along the bottom edge of the glove box.
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Replace Carpet Trim Cover
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Attach Slot To Metal Hook
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Replace Top 3 Screws
Lift the passenger kick panel carpet trim cover back in to place and attach the metal hook to the square opening.

Replace the top three screws by turning them clockwise.

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Replace Side Panel
Line up the side panel and push it back in to place.
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Replace Contents - Close
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Glove Box Bulb Replaced
Replace the contents of the glove box and close it to complete the job.

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

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