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Ford Flex Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of a 1st generation 2009 to 2019 Ford Flex SUV.

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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 crossover SUV in changing a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor or upgrading both bulbs 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 OEM light bulb was part number TS-14V1CP52.

A few compatible replacement miniature "fuse" type light bulbs with their part number are as follows: TS-14V1CP, 6614F, ACDelco 13502343 or a 29mm festoon LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.



 

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Gently Loosen Cover
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Pop Off Retaining Clips
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Lens Cover Removed
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.

There are two retaining clips along the top edge of the lens cover.

Plus there are two plastic tabs on the bottom edge of the lens cover.

Do NOT pry along the bottom edge of the cover.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in between the top edge of the lens cover and the vanity mirror housing.

Gently pry out the lens cover. You may need to re-insert the screwdriver into several locations and pry again to fully remove it.

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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Gently Pry Out Old Bulb
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Old Light Bulb Removed
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Be careful when you remove the old light bulb.

Either pull the old light bulb out with your fingers or carefully pry out one of the metal end caps with the screwdriver or plastic pry bar tool.

Do not apply pressure to the glass part of the old bulb to prevent from having it shatter.



 

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Empty Bulb Socket
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OEM TS-14V1CP52
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Pop In New Light Bulb
The original "OEM" light bulb in this 2019 Flex was marked as part number TS-14V1CP52.

Push a new number TS-14V1CP light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have a brighter vanity mirror light, install a compatible replacement 29mm long LED bulb.

Tip - If you install an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try removing it from the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into place.

Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the + positive and - negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

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Testing New Light Bulb
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Line Up Lens Cover
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Tabs Bottom - Clips Top
To test the new light bulb, flip open the mirror cover.

Line up the lens cover with the light housing.

First, re-insert the small plastic tabs on the bottom edge of the lens cover into their slots on the bottom of the light housing.

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Gently Pop In Clips
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Vanity Light
Then gently snap in the retaining clips on the top edge of the lens cover.

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

Please check out all of my Ford Flex DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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