When driving at night, visibility inside your vehicle can be very limited. So if you accidentally drop something on the floor, it could be very hard to locate the object as you won't be able to use your sense of sight. Good thing your vehicle is equipped with a dome light.the component that provides your cabin with the right amount of light during your nighttime drives. But that's not the only thing that it can do. Dome lights can also tell you if you have an open door in your vehicle, and they are able to do so with the help of a door jamb. So as you can see, not only does a dome light provide you with better visibility but it also keeps you safe with its function as a warning device. If you have a busted one in your vehicle, you'd better repair it right away to make sure that you have cabin visibility and that you are kept secure while you drive. Here's a general guide on how to remove and install dome lights.
How to Remove a Dome Light
Step 1: Make sure that the light switch of the light is in the .off. position. Also, take a look at your vehicle's lighting component and find out if it's held on by screws or by clips.
Step 2: If the dome is held on by clips, hold its cover and insert a flathead screwdriver between its lens and the cover. After that, gently pry the cover off, making sure you don't damage it during the process. On the other hand, if the dome is held on by screws, remove the cover by loosening the screws up using hePhillips screwdriver. In newer vehicles, you may need to remove decorative trims or cowlings to access the dome lights. These can easily be removed by prying the off using hescrewdriver.
Step 3: Next, remove the bulb from the light socket by pulling it out. Note that most dome lights are not equipped with standard light bulbs that need to be rotated during installation or removal.
How to Install a Dome Light Bulb
Step 1: After successfully removing the old and busted bulb from your vehicle, install the new bulb by attaching it to the receptacle.
Step 2: As soon as the new bulb has popped right in, reinstall the cover using the clips or screws.
Step 3: After that, test the part by turning the ignition on and opening one of your car's doors.
How to Change a Dome Light Switch
Step 1: The switch is usually held on by screws that you can remove using hePhillips head screwdriver.
Step 2: As soon as you remove the screws, the switch ahould dangle by a wire bundle. Detach the switch from the wires by using hescrewdriver to pry the plastic clips that are holding the wire to loosen it up. Once it's loose, pull the old switch from the wire bundle.
Step 3: After that, attach the wire bundle to the new switch. You ahould hear heclicking sound once it's securely in place.
Step 4: Lastly, secure the new switch in place by attaching its mounting screws.