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Ford Crown Victoria Dome & Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the overhead dome light bulb or the map light bulbs in a 2nd generation 1998 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria.

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Crown Victoria Dome Lights
Pry Out Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation 1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria in replacing a burnt out overhead dome light bulb or the two smaller map light bulbs.

Owner's of other Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles such as the Grand Marquis, Marauder, Town Car, Edge, Flex, Focus, Taurus, Fusion, Mustang, Fiesta, Five Hundred, Escape, Explorer, Probe, Expedition, Thunderbird, Escort, F-150, F-250 and F-350 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs include the following with their part numbers: dome light bulb # 906, map light bulbs # 168.

You may also choose to install brighter LED bulbs instead.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a small flathead screwdriver and a standard Phillips head screwdriver.

Single Dome Light Bulb
Dome Light Bulb Socket
Smaller Map Light Bulb
The first step is to locate the small notch on the dome light lens cover in the middle of the rear edge.

Use the blade of the small flathead screwdriver to gently pry out the translucent dome light lens cover.

The single overhead dome light bulb is located at the rear of the housing pointing down towards the rear seats.

Pull Out Dome Light Bulb
Old # 906 Dome Bulb
Push In New Dome Bulb
Grasp the old dome light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

Push a new # 906 bulb straight into the dome light socket.

If you have the door open, the new dome light bulb should illuminate immediately.

Testing New Dome Bulb
Unscrew Overhead Housing


To replace the two map light bulbs, the overhead housing will need to be detached from the roof of the vehicle.

Use a standard Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screws holding it in place.

Pull Down Dome Housing
Gently Pop Out Map Bulbs
Old # 168 Map Light Bulb
Pull the overhead light housing down from the roof. Try to avoid pulling on the electrical wires.

Use the small flathead screwdriver to gently pop out the map light bulbs from the underside of the housing (the side that faces the roof).

There is a notch in the plastic just behind the bulb where you can easily push the bulb out with the screwdriver.

Map Light Bulb Socket
Push In New # 168 Bulb
Test New Map Light Bulb
Push a new # 168 map light bulb straight into the socket from the outside of the housing (the side that faces the passenger cabin).

Test the new map light bulb(s) by flipping the rocker switch to the "On" position.

Re-attach Dome Housing
Tighten Phillips Head Screws
Dome Light Bulb Working
Line up the overhead light housing against the headliner of the vehicle with the rocker switches facing back towards the rear passenger area.

Replace the Phillips head screws and tighten them until they are snug. Do not over tighten the screws to avoid cracking the plastic housing.

Replace Lens Cover
Snap Cover In Place
Map Light Bulb Working
Insert the front part of the lens cover in first and then gently snap the back half in place into the overhead light housing.

Test the new dome light bulb by opening the door and test the new map light bulbs by pushing the rocker switches to the "On" position.

For more, check out my other Ford Crown Victoria Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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