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Ford Escape Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to replace a burnt out overhead rear cargo area light bulb in a 2nd generation 2008 to 2012 Ford Escape SUV.

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Escape Cargo / Trunk Light
Pry Down Light Housing
Bulb Housing Removed
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012) Ford Escape SUV in replacing a burnt out overhead cargo area light bulb.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln, Mercury or related Mazda SUV, crossover, or hatchback vehicles such as the Edge, Explorer, C-Max, Expedition, E-150, E-350 Wagon, Flex, Transit Connect, MKX, MKT, Mariner, Mountaineer, Navigator, and Mazda Tribute may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement cargo or "trunk" area light bulb is part # 5008 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, Osram, Putco, Eiko, and GE.

If you would like to have a brighter cargo area light, install a compatible 5008 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool used to pry out the housing.

Push In Old Bulb
Rotate 1/4 Turn CC
Pull Out Old Bulb
The easiest way to access the cargo area light bulb is by sitting on the cargo area floor.

Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in between the translucent plastic light housing and the fabric headliner.

Gently pry down the light housing at several points until it can be removed from the roof.

Push the old bulb further in to its socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counter clockwise before pulling it straight out.

Osram # 5008 12V 10W
Cargo Light Bulb Socket
Insert New 5008 Bulb


Push Bulb In To Socket
Rotate 1/4 Turn Clockwise
Re-Insert Light Fixture
Push a new # 5008 bulb in to the socket past the metal ring and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.
Snap Light Housing In Place
Cargo Light Replaced
Test New Cargo Area Bulb
Insert the end of the housing with the power wires in to the roof first and then gently snap the other side in place against the headliner.

Test the new cargo area bulb by sliding the On/Off switch to the "On" position.

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

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