Continental 2000-2002

Interior Lights

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Removal & Installation



Dome/Map/Cargo Light


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Fig. Disengage the spring clip that retains one tapered end of this dome light bulb, then withdraw the bulb

  1. Using a small prytool, carefully remove the cover lens from the lamp assembly.
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  3. Remove the bulb from its retaining clip contacts. If the bulb has tapered ends, gently depress the spring clip/metal contact and disengage the light bulb, then pull it free of the two metal contacts.
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To install:

  1. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
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  3. Position the bulb between the two metal contacts. If the contacts have small holes, be sure that the tapered ends of the bulb are situated in them.
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  5. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
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  7. Install the cover lens until its retaining tabs are properly engaged.
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Fig. Use a small pry tool to "pop" out the lens assembly



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Fig. The lens assembly comes free from the housing and reveals the dome light bulb



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Fig. The dome light sits in its own special socket and housing. Easier to remove if you use a long nose pliers



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Fig. Be careful in handling the bulb, they get very hot very quickly!

 
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