Replacing Interior Car Lights : How to Remove the Cover of the Dome Light in a Car

Replacing Interior Car Lights : How to Remove the Cover of the Dome Light in a Car


Hi, I’m Mark Blocker on behalf of Expert Village.
In this segment, we’re going to cover the removal and cleaning of the interior lens
for the dome light. Okay, in order to replace or remove the cover for the interior dome
light, first we want to inspect again and look for Phillips screws or screws of any
nature. I don’t see any screws fastened in. That leads us to believe there’s going to
be a snap on cover again. So, after giving it a closer little inspection, I see a slot
right here and I’m going to take a straight screw driver and just insert it into the slot,
gently wig — wiggle it around, probably down a little bit until you get it loose, and behind
it will just snap out. Once again, the cover is gently held in by four snaps in the four
corners. That’s what holds it on. Okay, in order to clean it — once again, I’ll just
spray it down with some interior window cleaning solution to wipe it down thoroughly, both
inside and out. To clean it, I’m just going to spray it down, light application, on both
sides — window cleaning solution. And wipe down all the dirt and dust. And if you see
all the small grooves on the back side of it, those are help to reflect the light and
give you a brighter dome. So you want to make sure that you get your fingernail in there
and clean out all the dust in the grooves, clean it thoroughly on both sides. And you
just want to make sure that you clean out all the grooves on the back side ’cause those
will help to reflect the light and give you a brighter light. So just make sure you get
all the dust and dirt out of there. Now we’ve got it cleaned thoroughly, watch our next
segment on removal and cleaning the interior dome light bulb.


32 thoughts on “Replacing Interior Car Lights : How to Remove the Cover of the Dome Light in a Car

  1. Please show a video on how to remove a dome light cover on a 2000 Toyota Corolla. I need to change the bulb in mine and the cover is made different than the one you're showing in this video. Thank you very much.Myrtle

  2. Thank you.
    Cleaning recommendation for heavily soiled or old lens: place the lens in a container that isn't much larger, fill the container with white vinegar just until it covers the lens. Let it soak for a few minutes, then sprinkle baking soda. Do this in the sink, it will foam. Use a toothbrush to clean the grooves, then rinse and dry.

  3. what if you see no screws and can't find a slot for the screwdriver? This is on a 99 Eclipse. If you know how I can take mine off please tell me how.

  4. I have a question. My dome light is working, but the on/off switch has lost its' grip. For example, when I try to turn it to the on position, it just slides loosely, there is no click or grip. Please help me figure it out! I don't want to go to a mechanic. Thank you!

  5. He sounds like he's got a whole grapefruit stuck in his mouth, which is just as well, because he is talking rubbish. If you try to remove the indicator lens doing it his way, then you will more likely break it and scratch the car paintwork at the same time!

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