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Old 04-07-2005
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Dome/Map light

I just recently bought a 2001 XLT, so I haven't learned all the tricks yet. One of the map lights is burnt out in the dome. When I looked in the manual for directions on changing the bulb, the directions said to take the truck to a Ford mechanic. I somehow think it can't possibly so complicated that I need a mechanic to fix it. Is it as easy as snapping the cover off, or is their some trick?

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Welcome to the site... I see that your in Lynchburg... im in northern va...


anywayz....
There are 4 little clips that hold it it... two on the back side and two on the front side... what i do is get my fingers between the headliner and the lense and push in the center with my thumbs... not too hard tho, cuz ive broken one before..lol

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thanks for the tip...I'll try that
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aahh...

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Mine cracked the underside when I pulled it off. Plus, the bulbs were melted into their sockets and wouldn't come out. The good news is that I was replacing the thing with one from an Explorer, so I didn't care.
Good luck getting the thing out, you'll need it.
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I was able to get the dome cover off. I almost pulled the whole thing out of the ceiling before I figured out how the cover came off. It turns out the bulb was just loose and didn't need replacing. Thanks for the advice guys.
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