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Toyota Tacoma Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead map light bulb in a 2nd generation 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

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2013 Tacoma Map Lights
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance DIY tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015) Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading both bulbs to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Yaris, Matrix, Prius, Camry, Corolla, Sienna, RAV4, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, Sequoia, Hilux, Land Cruiser, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The replacement bulb part number is 2825 or W5W.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

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

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Lens Cover Removed
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Silver Metal Reflector
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Carefully Pull Out Old Bulb
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 between the lens cover and the overhead console near the outer edge.

Gently pry out the retaining clips on the front and rear outer corner of the lens cover.

Then pull the plastic tab on the inner edge of the cover out of the housing.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

Due to the chrome silver metal reflector being in the way, it can be somewhat difficult to pull out the old bulb with your fingers.

You might be able to just pull it out with your finger tips.

I found it easier to very carefully pry the base of the old bulb out of the socket with the flathead screwdriver.

Be very careful if you pry out the old bulb and wear protective eye wear just in case the bulb breaks.

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Old Bulb Removed
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Old # W5W Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
The OEM bulb part number is 2825.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # W5W, 168, 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.



 

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Push In New 2825 Bulb
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Re-Insert Plastic Tab
Push a new number 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

Line up the lens cover and re-insert the small plastic tab on the inner edge in to the housing.

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Gently Pop In Retaining Clips
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Gently snap in the two retaining clips on the outer edge of the lens cover in to place.

To test the new map light bulbs, press on the oval indentation near the outer edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switch.

For more, check out my other 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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