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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead map light bulb in a 3rd generation 2011 to 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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2015 Outlander Sport Map Lights
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading both bulbs to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, ASX, RVR, Galant, I-MIEV, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero and the Space Star may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement festoon or "fuse" style light bulb is part number DE3175. You can also use brighter LED bulb.

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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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out of Socket
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you can either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in between the inner edge of the lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the lens cover. You may need to re-insert the screwdriver at another location along the inner edge.

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

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

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

Gently pull back on the rear metal electrical contact before pulling the old bulb out of the socket.

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Old Toshiba A12V8W
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Install New DE3175 Bulb


 
The OEM light bulb was marked as a Toshiba A12V8W.

Insert a new DE3175 light bulb in to the socket.

If you'd like to have brighter map lights, buy some compatible LED units.

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

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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
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Snap In Inner Edge
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Test New Light Bulbs
Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the outer edge of the lens cover in to the overhead console.

Gently pop in the two retaining clips on the inner edge of the lens cover.

To test the new map light bulbs, push the outer edge of the lens cover to activate the "On / Off" switches.

I recommend moving the "On / Off / Door" switch to the "Door" position so that the map lights will turn on when ever a door is opened.

For more, check out all of my 2011-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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