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Ford Flex Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 2009 to 2019 Ford Flex crossover SUV.

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Paul B. Michaels
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2019 Flex Map Lights
Pry Out Lens Cover
Pry Out Left Side
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) Ford Flex wagon in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrade both of them to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicle such as the Explorer, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Taurus, EcoSport, Escape, Edge, Expedition, Transit Connect, F-150, Ranger, MKZ, MKC, Navigator, MKX and Continental may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 2825 (also known as W5W).

If you would like to have brighter map lights, install some compatible 2825 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to remove the lens cover to change the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.


Lens Cover Removed
Both Bulbs Exposed
Right Bulb In Socket
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you can either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the tool in between the outer edge of the lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

You may need to re-insert the tool in several place to fully remove the lens cover.

The lens cover is a single piece that covers both of the light housings with a connecting plastic bar that spans across the overhead console.

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

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

Gently Pry Out Old Bulb
Old Light Bulb Removed
Old W5W Light Bulb
Grasp the old light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble getting a grip on the old light bulb, you can use the flathead screwdriver or plastic trim panel removal tool to carefully pry out the old light bulb.

Avoid using excessive force to prevent from having the old light bulb shatter.


Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New Light Bulb
New Bulb Installed
Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter map lights, install some compatible replacement 2825 LED bulbs.

Press Button - Test Bulb
Burnt Out Bulb Replaced
Line Up Lens Cover
To test the new light bulb, push the white plastic button near the outer edge of the housing.

Line up the lens cover with the two light housings.

Gently Snap In Cover
Lens Cover Replaced
Testing New Light Bulbs
Gently pop the lens cover back into place.

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

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