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Ford EcoSport Rear Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear passenger dome light bulb in a 2nd generation 2013 to 2021 Ford EcoSport.

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2020 EcoSport Dome
Insert Screwdriver
Pry Out Light Housing
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 rear dome light bulb (also known as the rear passenger courtesy reading light) in the housing attached to the headliner above the second row of seats.

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 is part number 2825 (also known as W5W).

If you'd like to have a brighter rear dome light, install a 2825 LED unit.

The only tool needed to remove the housing from the headliner and replace the light bulb is a small flat head screwdriver such as from a precision screwdriver set or you can instead use a small plastic pry bar tool.

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

Insert the blade of the small flat head screwdriver or the pry bar tool in between the lens cover and outer trim ring of the light housing.


Re-Insert Screwdriver
Light Housing Removed
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
You may need to re-insert the screwdriver in several locations to release the light housing.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The light housing should pop out relatively easily.

Grasp the handle on the black plastic bulb socket with your fingers.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out.

Bulb Socket Removed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Push In New Light Bulb
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.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb in this 2020 EcoSport was marked as part number Toshiba 12V6WX 9A.

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

If you'd like to have a brighter rear dome light, install a compatible replacement 2825 LED unit.

1/4 Turn Clockwise
Test New Light Bulb
Line Up Light Housing
Re-insert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

If you installed an LED bulb, test it before you replace the light housing.

Tip - If the LED bulb 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.

Line up the light housing with the opening in the headliner.

The "On / Off" switch should be closer to the rear of the SUV.

Push To Secure Clip
Light Housing Replaced
Testing New Light Bulb
Gently push the light housing into the opening.

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

Double check that the light housing is secure.

To test the new rear dome light bulb, press the "On / Off" switch.

Don't forget to write down the bulb change in your car's service records.

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

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