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Jeep Cherokee Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out dome light bulb in a 5th generation 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee including the part number.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2015 Cherokee Dome Lights
Gently Pry Down Housing
Move Plastic Pry Bar Tool
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and probably also the updated 2018 model year) Jeep Cherokee in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead housing or upgrading both of them to brighter LEDs.

Owners of other Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and RAM vehicles such as the Compass, Renegade, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, 500, Town & Country, 200, 300, Pacifica, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, RAM 1500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster Van may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement part number is 2825.

You can also install brighter 2825 LED bulbs.

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

Light Housing Removed
Gently Lift Retaining Clip
Disconnect Power Plug
To prevent from scratching the housing or tearing the fabric headliner, I recommend using a plastic pry bar tool.

Gently pry down the rear edge of the housing to release the two metal retaining clips.

You may need to re-insert the pry bar tool in a few different spots along the rear edge.

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

There are two plastic hooks on the front edge of the light housing.

Gently lift up the retaining clip that holds the electrical connector in place before pulling the power plug straight out of its socket.

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Remove Bulb Socket
Bulb Socket Removed
Rotate the base of a light bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Push In New # 2825 Bulb
Empty Bulb Housing
The OEM bulb was marked as part number "W5W" which is the same as the 2825 bulb.

Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight in to the socket.

You can also choose to install a brighter LED bulb.


1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push In Power Plug
Re-Insert Two Plastic Hooks
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight in to its socket.

Raise the dome light housing towards the headliner and re-insert the two plastic hooks on the front edge.

Pop In Metal Retaining Clips
Light Housing Replaced
Test New Dome Bulbs
Carefully push the two metal retaining clips at the rear edge of the housing in to the opening in the headliner.

Test the new map light bulbs.

For more, check out all of my Jeep Cherokee DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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