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Toyota Camry Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in an XV70 8th generation 2018 to 2022 Toyota Camry.

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2018 Camry Dome Light
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Plastic Lens Cover
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Two Notches - Front
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the XV70 eighth generation (2018, 2019 and probably also the 2020, 2021 & 2022 model years) Toyota Camry sedan in changing a burnt out dome light bulb in the overhead housing attached to the headliner above the rear seat passengers.

Owners of other Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles such as the Avalon, Corolla, Prius, Yaris, Mirai, 86, Sienna, RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner, C-HR, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Hilux, RX 350, IS 250, IS 350, CT 200H, GS 450h, GX 470, LX 470, UX 200, NX 300 and UX 250h may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement festoon style light bulb is part number DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Maxell and Philips.

If you would like to have a brighter dome light, choose a DE3175 LED bulb.

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



 

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Screwdriver In Notch
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Gently Pry Out Cover
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Remove Front Edge
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to 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 one of the two small notches on the front edge of the lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

You may need to remove and re-insert the screwdriver into the other notch on the front edge of the lens cover.

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

Pull the two tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover out of the housing.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Back Metal Contact
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.

Gently pull back the metal electrical contact on the left (driver) side of the bulb socket to release the old bulb.

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

The OEM light bulb in this 2018 Camry was a Toshiba 12V8WAL:73 which is the same as the Sylvania DE3175.



 

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Push In New Light Bulb
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New Bulb Installed
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Test New Light Bulb
Push the new light bulb into the socket.

If you would like to have a brighter dome light, install a compatible replacement DE3175 LED bulb.

To test the new light bulb, slide the "Off / Door / On" switch to the "On" position.

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

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Two Tabs - Rear Edge
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Re-Insert Lens Cover
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Pop In Clips - Front Edge
Line up the lens cover with the light housing.

Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the rear edge into the housing first.

Then gently snap in the two retaining clips on the front edge of the lens cover.

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Retaining Clips Secured
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Testing New Dome Light
Double check that the lens cover is securely in place.

Slide the "Off / Door / On" switch to the "Door" position so that the dome light will turn on when ever the driver or a passenger door is opened.

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

For more, check out all of my 2018-2022 Toyota Camry DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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