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Ford Crown Victoria Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to replace the trunk light bulb in a 2nd generation 1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria with picture illustrated instructions.

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Crown Victoria Trunk Light
Gently Pry Out Bulb Housing
Trunk Light Power Plug
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 light bulb in the trunk.

Owner's of other related "Panther" platform Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles such as the Grand Marquis, Marauder, and Town Car, may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb for the trunk light is part # 212-2 festoon style lamp. It is available from various manufacturers such as Philips, GE, Sylvania, and Eiko.

You may also choose to replace the bulb with a brighter LED such as the Putco 231125 1.25" 212-2.

The only tool needed to replace the trunk light bulb is a flathead Phillips screwdriver.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in between the plastic lens housing and gently pry it out.

Push Tab - Release Plug
Trunk Light Housing
Pull Out Old Bulb

Once you've removed the trunk light bulb housing from the underside of the cargo area, press the release tab on the power connector and slide it off.

Be careful when you remove the old light bulb.

If it was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Old 212-2 Bulb Removed
Push In New 212-2 Bulb


Grasp the old light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it out of the socket.

Push a new # 212-2 festoon style bulb straight into the light socket.

I recommend using the Sylvania 212-2 LL long life light bulb since they tend to last for a long time.

Plug In Power Connector
Insert Trunk Light Housing
Pop Housing In Place
Push the power connector plug back onto the bulb housing until it clicks in place. The new light bulb should light up immediately. Be careful since the new bulb will heat up quickly and may burn your fingers.

Insert the power connector back in to the underside of the trunk first and then gently pop in the other end of the housing.

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

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