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Mazda CX-5 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 1st generation 2012 to 2016 Mazda CX-5.

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2013 CX-5 Map Lights
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Insert Small Flathead Screwdriver
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & the refreshed 2016 model year) Mazda CX-5 SUV in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console.

Owners of other Mazda vehicles such as the Mazda 2, Mazda 3, Mazda 5, Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9, and the MX-5 Miata may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement festoon or "fuse" style bulb is part number DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You can also use a brighter LED unit.

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

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Lens Cover Removed
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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Bulb 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.

Carefully insert the blade of your flathead screwdriver in between the overhead console and the translucent plastic lens cover near the front edge.

Gently pry out the retaining clips near the front edge of the lens cover.

Pull the two plastic tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover out of the bulb housing.

If the old bulb was recently turned on, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

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

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Old # DE 3175 Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # DE3175
Push a new festoon # DE3175 bulb straight in to the socket.

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



 

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New Bulb Installed
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Press Button - Test Bulb
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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Press the clear round "On/Off" button to test the new map light bulb.

Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover back in to the light housing.

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Pop In Retaining Clips
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Testing New Bulb
Gently pop in the two retaining clips on the front edge of the lens cover.

Test the new bulb again by pressing on the rear section of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switch.

Switch the "On - Door - Off" rocker switch to the middle "Door" position so that the two map lights will turn on whenever a passenger door is opened.

For more, check out all of my Mazda CX-5 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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