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Jeep Renegade Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 1st generation 2015 to 2018 Jeep Renegade.

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2016 Jeep Renegade Map Lights
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Other Side of Lens Cover

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 map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

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 2825 (or W5W). You can also use a brighter LED unit.

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

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Lens Cover Removed
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Plastic Reflector Piece
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Silver Reflector Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, I recommend either covering the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of your tool in between the plastic lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

You will need to re-insert the tool in several places around the lens cover to fully remove it from the overhead console.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

For better access to the old light bulbs, you'll need to also pry out the chrome silver colored plastic reflector piece.

Set the reflector piece aside in a safe place.

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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Light Bulb Removed
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New Light Bulb
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Line Up 3 Plastic Tabs
Push a new number 2825 miniature wedge base light bulb straight in to the socket.

It is also known as part number W5W.

If you would like to have brighter map lights, install some compatible 2825 LED bulbs.



 

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Re-Insert Plastic Reflector
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Reflector Replaced
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Line Up Lens Cover
Line up the three tabs on the rear of the plastic reflector with their corresponding slots in the overhead console.

Gently pop the reflector piece back in to place.

Line up the translucent plastic lens cover with the overhead console.

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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
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Gently Pop In Clips
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Snap In Left Side
First re-insert the plastic tabs on the front edge (closest to the windshield) and then gently pop in the retaining clips on the rear edge (closest to you).
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Test the new map light bulbs by pressing the "On / Off" buttons.

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

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