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Chevrolet Colorado Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map or front dome light bulb in a 2nd generation 2015 to 2022 GM Chevy Colorado truck.

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Paul B. Michaels
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2019 Colorado Map Lights
Insert Small Screwdriver
Pry Out Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022) GM Chevrolet Colorado truck in changing a burnt out map light bulb or front dome (or "room") lamp in the overhead console attached to the headliner above the driver's seat and front passenger's seat.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles from Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick and Holden such as the Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Blazer, Tahoe, Suburban, Sonic, Cruze, Trailblazer, Spark, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Bolt, Corvette, Camaro, Silverado, Express, Regal, LaCrosse, Cascada, Encore, Enclave, Envision, Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, XT4, XT5, XT6, Escalade, CT5, CTS, XTS, CT6, ATS, Astra and Commodore 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 some 2825 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small plastic pry bar tool or a small flat head screwdriver.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, either use a plastic pry bar tool or cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Locate the two small notches on the front edge of the lens cover (closest to the windshield and rear view mirror).

Insert the screwdriver or small plastic pry bar tool into one of the two notches and very gently pry out the lens cover.


Gently Pull Out Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
Tabs & Retaining Clips
You may need to re-insert the screwdriver into the other notch and pry again to fully remove the lens cover.

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

There are a variety of barbed tabs and "C" shaped retaining clips holding the lens cover in the overhead console.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

2 Map Lights - 1 Dome
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Empty Bulb Socket
Once the lens cover is out of the way, you'll be able to see the two map light bulbs and the dome or "room" lamp light bulb in the center of the housing.

If the old light bulbs were recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers. Be careful when you remove it.

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

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb was marked as part number Toshiba W5W 12V5W.

Old Light Bulb Removed
Push In New Light Bulb
Line Up Tabs & "C" Clips
Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight into the socket.

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

I recommend testing the new bulbs before re-installing the lens cover.

Gently Pop In Lens Cover
Lens Cover Secured
Test New Light Bulbs
Line up the lens cover with the overhead console.

The "C" shaped retaining clips should be situated at the rear of the lens cover (closest to the windshield and rear view mirror).

Gently snap the lens cover back into place.

To test the new light bulbs, press the "On/Off" switches.

If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, try removing it from the socket, rotating it 180 degrees and pushing it back into place.

Some LED bulbs are polarized and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

Move the dome light switch to the "Door" position so that the dome lights will turn on when ever a passenger door is opened.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of my 2015-2019 GM Chevrolet Colorado DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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