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Ford Escape Dome & Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace burnt out overhead dome or map light bulbs in a 2nd generation 2008 to 2012 Ford Escape with pictures.

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2011 Escape Dome Light
Gently Pry Off Lens Cover
Pull Down Plastic Lens
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012) Ford Escape SUV in replacing a burnt out map light or dome light bulb.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln, Mercury or related Mazda vehicles such as the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Taurus, Mustang, Edge, Explorer, C-Max, Expedition, F-150, E-150, E-350 Wagon, Flex, Transit Connect, MKZ, MKX, MKS, MKT, Milan, Grand Marquis, Mariner, Mountaineer, Navigator, and Mazda Tribute may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb for both map lights and the single dome light is part # 578 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, Putco and Recon.

If you would like to have brighter lights, install some compatible 578 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to replace any of the three bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a small plastic pry bar tool.

Plastic Lens Cover Removed
Two Map Lights & Dome
Pull Out Old Bulb
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the translucent plastic lens cover and the headliner.

Gently pry down the lens cover at several points until it can be removed. Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

Grasp the burnt out map light or dome light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out.


Old # 578 Light Bulb
Map Light Bulb Socket
Push In New # 578 Bulb
Push a new # 578 cartridge or "fuse" style bulb straight into the socket.

Test the new bulb by either pushing the On/Off switch for the map lights or opening a door to turn on the dome light bulb.

(Tip - If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.)

Press Button - Test Bulb
Push Lens Cover Back On
Test Dome & Map Lights
Line up the plastic lens cover and gently push it back in to place. Make sure the the lens cover is flush with the headliner all the way around.

For more, please check out my other Ford Escape Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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