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Jeep Wrangler Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a JK generation 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler with pictures.

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2011 Wrangler Dome Lights
Insert Flat Head Screwdriver
Pry Off Lens Cover
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the "JK" generation 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Jeep Wrangler in replacing a burnt out overhead dome light bulb.

Owners of previous generation Wrangler vehicles such as the YJ (1987-1995), TJ (1997-2006) or other Jeep vehicles including the Compass, Patriot, Liberty and Grand Cherokee may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement dome light bulb for the 07-09 Jeep Wrangler is part # 578 (festoon / fuse type).

The 2010-2012 models use two # 912 wedge base bulbs. They are both available from various manufacturers such as GE, Eiko, Sylvania and ACDelco.

If you would like to have brighter dome lights, install some compatible 578 LED or 912 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to replace the dome light bulb(s) in a 07-12 Wrangler is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry off the translucent lens cover.

Dome Light Cover Removed
Two Dome Lights
Pull Out Old Bulb
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the translucent dome light lens cover and the black plastic housing.

Gently pry off the lens cover by pulling the screwdriver handle down.

It might be necessary to remove the screwdriver and re-insert it in several locations around the lens cover to pry it off.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

Grasp the old dome light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

# 912 Wedge Base Bulb
Dome Light Bulb Socket
Insert New # 912 Bulb
Push a new # 912 bulb (2010-2012) or # 578 festoon bulb (2007-2009) straight into the dome light socket.

You might also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 194, 2825 or an LED.


New Dome Bulb Installed
Press Button - Test New Bulb
Line Up Lens Cover
Test the new light bulb by pressing the black plastic On/Off switch.

Line up the translucent lens cover over the dome light housing and gently snap it back into place.

Snap Lens Cover In Place
Lens Cover Re-Installed
Testing New Dome Lights
Test the new bulb again by pressing the On/Off switch.

For more, check out my other Jeep Wrangler Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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