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Ford EcoSport Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out glove box light bulb in a 2nd generation 2013 to 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV.

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2020 Ford EcoSport
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Open Glove Box
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Glove Box Light
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 glove box 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 W3W.

If you'd like to have a brighter glove box light, install a W3W LED unit.

No tools are required to access and replace the light bulb.

You may need a flat head screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool to help pop the old light bulb out of its socket.

The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat, open the glove box and remove the contents.



 

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Damper Arm - Right Side
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Pull Arm Back
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Pull Arm Out of Hole
Move to the right outer side of the glove box and locate the black plastic damper arm.

Gently pull the bottom of the damper arm back towards yourself to move the button head mount from the smaller hole to the larger hole.

Detach the damper arm from the right outer side wall of the glove box.

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Push Down, Release Clip
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Release Left Side Clip
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Lower Glove Box
Gently push down the two tabs on the rear edge of the glove box until they can be removed from behind the dashboard.

Lower the glove box down away from the dashboard.

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Two Clips Released
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Upper Compartment
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Compartment Removed

Don't worry if the glove box hinges come apart.

They can be re-attached later on.

Set the glove box aside in a safe place.

Gently pull out the upper storage compartment from the dashboard. It is held in place by a few friction fasteners.

Set the storage compartment assembly in a safe place.

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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Bulb Removed
Once the glove box and storage compartment have been removed, you'll be able to access the light bulb housing.

If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. The bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble removing the old light bulb, use a flat head screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool to carefully pry the old bulb straight out of the socket.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb in this 2020 EcoSport Titanium was marked as part number W3W.

If you'd like to have a brighter glove box light that will also last much longer before burning out like the traditional incandescent bulb, install a compatible replacement W3W LED unit.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New Light Bulb
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Slide In Upper Shelf
Slide the new light bulb straight into the socket.

The new light bulb should turn on immediately. If it doesn't turn on, try pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob or turn the ignition switch to the "On / Accessory" position.

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.

Slide the upper shelf compartment back into place.

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Top Compartment Secured
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Line Up Plastic Hinges
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Re-Attach Socket To Bar
Line up the two plastic hinges on the bottom edge of the glove box with the mounting bars attached to the bottom of the dashboard.

Re-assemble the two hinges and raise the glove box.

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Re-Insert Two Clips
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Re-Insert Button Head
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Push Forward - Pop In
Push down the two black plastic tabs at the rear edge of the glove box until they can be re-inserted behind the dashboard.

Move to the right outer side wall of the glove box.

Re-insert the button head mount for the damper arm into the larger hole.

Push the damper arm forward to snap the button head mount into the smaller hole.

Double check that the damper arm is securely attached to the glove box.

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Damper Arm Re-Attached
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New Light Bulb Installed
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Close Glove Box
Replace the contents of the glove box and close it to complete the job.

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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