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Old 03-03-2013, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by RamTech View Post
08 - Electrical/8L - Lamps and Lighting/Lamps/Lighting - Interior/LAMP, Reading/Removal


NOTE:On vehicles equipped with an optional overhead console the standard front dome lamp is replaced by two combination dome and reading lamps that are integral to the console housing. Each of these lamps is controlled by the door ajar switches on the courtesy lamp circuit, but also are independently controlled by a switch that is activated by depressing the lamp lens. The bulb types and service procedures are identical for both of these lamps.

NOTE:The overhead console reading lamp switches and bulb holders are serviced as a unit with the overhead console wire harness.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Using a small thin-bladed screwdriver, gently pry near the front of the lamp lens between each side and the overhead console housing (1) to unsnap the pivot tabs (3) on the lens from the pivots in the lamp housing.
  3. With the lens disengaged from both pivots, pull the lens forward far enough to disengage the switch tab (2) on the rear edge of the lens from the slot in the rear of the overhead console lamp housing.
  4. Remove the lens from the housing.

  5. Firmly grasp the bulb (1) and pull it straight out of the socket.
I think that ended in 2012. The bulb is now contained in yet another housing past the initial lenses. That's the one I'm having problems with. I can see the bulb but there's no way to get to it thru the little opening that's available. I have now seen enough (just tried again) to know I ordered the wrong bulb for this new-fangled system or at least the ones I ordered seem a little bigger. The rear light is very similar and will probably need the exact same dis-assembly.

Here is a pic. The right side has the lens off and this is what's past it. Thanks for taking the time to reply!!

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