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Ford Mustang Map / Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change burnt out map (A.K.A. "dome") light bulbs in a sixth generation 2015 to 2022 Ford Mustang.

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2019 Mustang Map Lights
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Pry Down Light Housing
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Plastic Pry Bar Tools
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the S550 sixth generation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Ford Mustang in changing a burnt out map light bulb (also known as the "dome" lights) in the overhead console or upgrading both of them to brighter LED units.

(The 7th generation S650 Ford Mustang is supposed to be released in 2022 as a 2023 model year vehicle.)

Owners of other Ford and Lincoln vehicles such as the Fusion, Taurus, Escape, EcoSport, Flex, Expedition, Bronco, Ranger, Transit, F-150, C-Max, Fiesta, Focus, Edge, MKZ, Continental, Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 2825 (also known as "W5W").

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

The only tool needed to detach the overhead console and access the two light bulb sockets is a small plastic pry bar tool.

Some people are able to just yank down the overhead console with their fingers. I find it necessary to use two plastic trim panel removal tools since the metal retaining clips were very tight.

There are two metal retaining clips that act as friction fasteners with one on the left side of the overhead console and the second on the right side of the housing.

Insert the plastic pry bar tool in between the top edge of the overhead console and the headliner panel.

Gently pry down the overhead console. Try to avoid using excessive force to prevent from breaking the plastic housing.



 

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Overhead Console Off
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Metal Clips Stuck
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Pull Clips Out of Slots
The metal retaining clips on this Mustang were so tightly attached to their slots that they slipped off the plastic mounting brackets on the overhead console.

I pulled the metal clips out of their slots and set them aside in a safe place for re-installation later on.

If you have trouble removing the metal clips from their slots, try instead pushing them through the other side and up towards the roof of the car.

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Two Clips Removed
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Access Bulb Sockets
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Pull Socket Straight Out
To remove the bulb socket from the light housing, carefully pull it straight out.

You may need to gently wiggle the socket back and forth while pulling it straight out.

(On most other cars, you would rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction to remove it from the light housing.)

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

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb in this 2019 Mustang was marked as part number W5W which is the same as the more commonly available 2825.

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Push In New Light Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
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Pop In Bulb Socket
Push a new number 2825 miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

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

Push the bulb socket straight back into the opening in the light housing.

Double check that the socket is securely in place before moving on to the next steps.

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Re-Attach Metal Clips
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Line Up Clips & Slots
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Test New Light Bulbs
If the metal retaining clips did not remain attached to the overhead console, push them back into place over the plastic mounting brackets.

Make sure the metal retaining clips are securely in place over the plastic mounting tabs.

Line up the metal retaining clips with their corresponding slots by the headliner and below the roof panel.

Push up on the light housing to secure the clips.

You should feel or hear the two metal retaining clips "click" securely into place.

To test the new light bulbs, push the "On / Off" buttons.

Tip - If you installed LED bulbs and they don't work, try removing the bulbs from their sockets, rotate them 180 degrees and push them back into their sockets. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation. If the bulbs still don't turn on, check your fuse box for a blown electrical fuse.

For more, please check out all of the 2015-2022 Ford Mustang DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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