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Ford Taurus Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb or rear passenger reading light bulb in a 2010-2014 Ford Taurus.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2013 Taurus Dome Lights
Pull Down Dome Light Housing
Disconnect Power Plug
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 6th generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Ford Taurus sedan in changing a burnt out overhead dome light bulb or rear passenger reading light.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles with similar map light housings such as the Fiesta, Fusion, Focus, Mustang, C-Max, Escape, Transit Connect, Explorer, Edge, Expedition, Flex, MKS, MKZ, MKT, MKX, Navigator, Milan, Grand Marquis, Mariner and Mountaineer may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement dome light bulb for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Taurus models is part # 64111.

The refreshed 2013 and 2014 Taurus use the # 2825 miniature wedge base bulb for the dome light and rear passenger reading light bulbs.

The tools needed to change the bulbs include a small flathead screwdriver and a small Phillips head screwdriver.

The pictures on this page show how to change the two rear passenger reading light bulbs (the round light housings) over the rear passengers in an updated 2013 Taurus.

To change the "dome" light bulb at the center of the housing, I believe that you just have to use the small flathead screwdriver to gently pry off the rectangular translucent lens cover that goes across the entire length of the housing.

Pull the old # 2825 miniature wedge base bulb out of the socket and push in a new one. You may also use any other compatible bulb such as the W5W, 168, 175, 194 or a brighter LED unit.

If you have trouble pulling out the bulb from the front, you may need to remove the white plastic cover on the rear and push out the old bulb with the tip of the small flathead screwdriver.

Dome Light Bulb Housing
Small Phillips Screws
Remove Reading Light Screws
Pull down the dome light housing with either your finger tips or pry it down with a small flathead screwdriver.

Press the release tab on the power plug and slide it straight out of the socket.

Remove the small Phillips head screws on the back side of the housing.

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Remove Phillips Screws
I mistakenly removed the screws on the back of the round bulb housing first.

You should first remove the screws on the rectangular white plastic cover on the rear of the assembly.

Plastic Cover Removed
Remove More Phillips Screws
Six Screws Removed
Once the cover is off, remove the other Phillips head screws on the back of the round bulb housing.
Pull Out Bulb Housing
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Pull Off Front Cover
Pull the bulb housing out of the assembly.

Pop out the front lens cover attached to the black plastic piece.

Pull Out Reflector
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Insert Screwdriver
Pull out the silver reflector that surrounds the reading light bulb.

Gently insert the small flathead screwdriver in to the rear of the housing.


Push Out Old Bulb
Old # 2825 Bulb
Push In New Bulb
Push the old bulb straight out of the socket.

Push a new miniature wedge base # 2825 bulb straight in to the socket.

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Re-Insert Reflector
Pop On Lens Cover
Re-insert the silver reflector back in to the housing.

Pop the black plastic piece with the translucent lens cover back over the bulb housing.

Replace Phillips Screws
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Re-Insert Housing
Tighten the Phillips head screws on the rear of the bulb housing.

Re-insert the housing in to the rear of the assembly.

Replace Screws
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Replace Plastic Cover
Replace the screws that hold the bulb housing to the rear of the assembly.

Lower the white plastic cover on to the rear of the assembly.

Tighten the Phillips screws to secure the rear cover in place.

Push In Power Plug
Re-Insert Dome Housing
Test New Bulbs
Push the black plastic power plug in to the socket.

Line up the friction fasteners on the rear of the assembly with the corresponding holes in the roof of the car.

Pop In Metal Clips
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Test New Light Bulbs
Push the overhead housing back in to place.

Test the new rear passenger reading light bulbs by pressing the "On/Off" buttons.

For more, please check out my other Ford Taurus DIY Repair Guides.

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