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Ford Taurus Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead map light bulb in a 6th generation 2010-2014 Ford Taurus sedan with pictures.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2013 Taurus Map Lights
Pry Down Overhead Console
Pull Out Overhead Console
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 map light bulb in the overhead console.

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.

Replacement bulbs are part number 2825 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Philips, Eiko, and PIAA.

You can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 194, W5W or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool used to pry down the overhead console.

Press Release Button
Disconnect Power Plug
Pull Off Plastic Lens Cover
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may want to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Carefully insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the rear edge of the overhead console and the headliner.

Gently pry down the overhead console to release the friction fasteners that hold it in place.

Press the release button on the white plastic power plug and slide it straight out of the socket.

Gently pull off the plastic lens cover from the front of the console.

Map Light Bulbs Exposed
Hole On Back Side
Push Bulb Out of Socket
You may be able to grasp the old map light bulbs with your fingers and pull them out from the front of the console.

I found it easier to push the old bulbs out of their sockets by inserting the small flathead screwdriver in to the hole on the rear of the console.

Gently insert the small flathead screwdriver in to the round hole on the rear of the console just behind the map light bulb socket.

Screwdriver Push Out Bulb
Old # 2825 Bulb Removed
Map Light Bulb Socket
Carefully push the old bulb straight out of the socket.


Push In New # 2825 Bulb
Bulb Installed In Socket
Push In Power Plug
Push a new number 2825 bulb straight in to the socket.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 175, 194, W5W or a brighter LED unit.

Push the white plastic power plug straight in to the socket.

Test New Map Light Bulbs
Line Up Friction Fasteners
Push On Overhead Console
Test the new map light bulbs by pressing the white "On/Off" buttons.

Line up the plastic friction fasteners on the back of the overhead console with their corresponding slots in the headliner.

Push the overhead console back in to place on the headliner.

Console Secured To Headliner
Push On Plastic Lens Cover
Testing Map Light Bulbs
Line up the plastic lens cover over the map light bulb housings and gently snap it back in to place.

Test the new map light bulbs by pressing the sides of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switches.

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

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