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Chrysler Pacifica Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of a 2017, 2018 or 2019 Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

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2017 Pacifica Sun Visor
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Two Vanity Mirror Lights

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2017, 2018, 2019 and possibly also the 2020 and 2021 model years) Chrysler Pacifica minivan in changing a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor or upgrading both bulbs to brighter LED units.

Owners of other FCA (Fiat Chrysler America) vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Charger, Challenger, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass, Renegade, Patriot, RAM 1500, RAM ProMaster City, Fiat 500 and Fiat 124 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement sub-miniature wedge base light bulb part number is Mopar 6501966.

Other compatible bulbs include the Sylvania 74 or a 74 LED.

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



 

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Insert Screwdriver In Notch
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
The first two steps are to rotate down the sun visor from the headliner and then flip open the plastic mirror cover.

There are two small notches on the outer edge of each lens cover for the two vanity mirror light housings.

Insert the flathead screwdriver into one of the two notches and gently pry out the lens cover.

You may need to re-insert the screwdriver into the other notch and pry again.

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.

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

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Lens Cover Removed
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4 Plastic Tabs / Clips
Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

You'll notice that there are four plastic tabs on the back side of the lens cover that serve as retaining clips.

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Gently Pry Out Old Bulb
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Carefully Pull With Pliers
Use the small flathead screwdriver to very carefully slide the old light bulb out of the socket.

You could also use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the bulb straight out of the socket.

Be very careful and use only gently pressure to pull out the old light bulb to prevent from having it shatter and send shards of glass towards your eyes and face.



 

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Old Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
The old original "OEM" light bulb was a Mopar 6501966 sub-miniature wedge base bulb.

You could also use a Sylvania 74 or a compatible 74 LED bulb.

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Slide In New Light Bulb
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New Bulb Installed
Orientate the new light bulb with the flat part of the wedge base facing towards you and the other side facing the mirror.

Slide the new light bulb straight into the socket.

The new bulb should turn on immediately.

If not, open and close the mirror cover or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try pulling out the light bulb, rotating the electrical contacts 180 degrees and pushing it back into place. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when installed with the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts in the correct position.

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Line Up Lens Cover
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Four Retaining Clips / Tabs
Line up the translucent plastic lens cover with the light housing.
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Snap In Lens Cover
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Test New Vanity Bulbs
Gently pop the lens cover back into place.

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

Test the new vanity lights by opening and closing the mirror cover.

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

For more, check out all of my Chrysler Pacifica Minivan DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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