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Toyota Yaris Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in a 3rd generation 2012 to 2016 Toyota Yaris with the part numbers.

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2015 Yaris Map Lights
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Insert Plastic Pry Bar Tool
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Gently Pry Off Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Toyota Yaris in changing a burnt out map (A.K.A. "dome") light bulb in the overhead headliner housing.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Corolla, Matrix, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, Sequoia, 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 compatible replacement part number is 2825. You can also use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulbs is a plastic pry bar tool used to pry off the translucent plastic lens cover.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Two Map Lights Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, I recommend either covering a flathead screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic automotive panel pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the tool in between the edge of the translucent plastic lens cover and the overhead light housing.

Gently pry off the lens cover. Try to avoid using excessive force. It should pop off relatively easily.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

If the old light bulbs were recently turned on, be careful when you remove them since they 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 Light Bulb Removed
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Old # 2825 (W5W) Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket


 
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Push In New # 2825
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Line Up Lens Cover
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Push On Lens Cover
Push a new # 2825 miniature wedge base bulb straight in to the socket.

You can also use a brighter LED unit.

Line up the lens cover with the housing.

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Pop In Retaining Clips
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Map Lights
Gently snap in the lens cover to secure the retaining clips.

Test the new map / dome light bulbs by pressing the "On/Off" buttons.

I recommend moving the middle rocker switch to the "Door" position so that the lights will turn on when ever a passenger door is opened.

For more, check out all of my 2012-2016 Toyota Yaris DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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