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Ford EcoSport Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in a 2nd generation 2013 to 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV.

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2020 - Cargo Light
Notch - Rear Edge
Pry Out Rear Edge
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Ford EcoSport compact SUV in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Fiesta, B-Max, Escape, Edge, Bronco Sport, Explorer, Expedition, Transit, Focus, Mondeo, S-Max, Puma, Kuga, Endura, Everest, Ka, Figo, Endeavour, Aviator, Corsair, Nautilus 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'd like to have a brighter cargo area light that will also last much longer before burning out like the traditional incandescent bulb, install a 2825 LED unit.

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

The first two steps are to open the tailgate door and move to the right (passenger side) of the cargo area.

Locate the small notch at the rear edge of the translucent plastic lens cover.

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

Insert the blade of your screwdriver into the notch and gently pry out the rear edge of the light housing.


Gently Remove Housing
Light Housing Removed
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Try to avoid using excessive force.

The light housing should pop out relatively easily.

Rotate the gray plastic base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb in this 2020 EcoSport was marked as part number "W5W".

Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight into the socket.

1/4 Turn Clockwise
Re-Insert Wires First
Pop In Retaining Clip
Re-insert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it in place.

Then, re-insert the wires and front edge of the light housing back into cargo area trim panel.

Gently snap in the rear edge of the light housing to secure the retaining clip.

Double check that the light housing is securely in place.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, remove it from the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

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

For more, check out all of the 2013-2021 Ford EcoSport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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