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      11-03-2008, 11:09 AM   #1
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Removing the front Dome light cover? Help?

Ok it sounds easy but its not.. I tried and I can't seem to do it and when I put a little more force I think I am going to break it.. anyone can give some tips on this?
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      11-04-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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First try the central one, it's easier to handle. You can notice then where the clips are, the front is the same. Good luck.
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      11-04-2008, 11:46 PM   #3
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I got it.. i went through the headliner haha.. got a few scratches but I am good now..
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      01-05-2009, 03:35 PM   #4
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help

Could anyone help me on this???

Do I remove first the plastic with the lights, or the bigger plastic more near the back of the car (I don't mean the rear light dome)

Thanks in advance!!!
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      01-05-2009, 05:18 PM   #5
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I just did this. Remove teh white plastic thing first. I used a pick tool (actually two pick tools). Started by prying down the corner toward the rear of the car. As you pull it down you will see there is a little cutout almost as if it was designed to have a tool inserted there. Once you have that opened up, just work your way around the plastic lense. You will swear it will break, but it won't.
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sorry to bump an old thread, but just to clarify, can i remove the part circled in red or do i have to remove the whole piece together including the part circled in yellow? it feels like the part circled in red will not come out at all and i feel like its going to break.

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      08-21-2011, 10:34 AM   #7
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sorry to bump an old thread, but just to clarify, can i remove the part circled in red or do i have to remove the whole piece together including the part circled in yellow? it feels like the part circled in red will not come out at all and i feel like its going to break.

Yes you can.. its held by 2 clips closest to you..
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      08-22-2011, 07:38 PM   #8
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I use the flat screw driver that came with the car. Stick it in the corner facing the engine and true a little, same with the other corner. Pull the middle, and it comes right off.

You only need to take out the cloud whitish part, not the silver reflective part.

Putting back in are the hardest actually. You will need to hammer it with you palm once the side facing the trunk are in place.

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      09-24-2011, 11:41 AM   #9
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What about the little round map lights? I've got all the lights replaced with led on the car but those two. I'm scared...
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You need to slip your fingers under the headliner behind the rear view mirror. Be gntle and feel for 2 release clips on each side of the dome unit, do one clip at a time. Push the clip backwards, it will release, then repeat for the second clip, and the dome will drop out. Easy!
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I'm having trouble with the rear dome light. Is there a special way to bring it down? I took off the frosted lense but now I can't snap the lense back in place :/
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anyone???
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      03-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #13
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I've tried to remove and replace the front dome bulbs, including the map and courtesy lights, however I've got nowhere.
All I've been able to do is remove the frosted plastic surround panel from around the map and courtesy light, revealing the central courtesy light bulb.
I couldn't remove that bulb and couldn't prise down the grey plastic cover slightly further back from that because it would appear to be stuck up (glue perhaps) in the centre of that panel. The side clips in the 4 corners release but I don't want to pull it down any further.
I'm looking to eventually replace all interior lights for white or blue lights (not bothered about the boot/trunk light really.

Please can anyone give really simple instructions? I don't want to break anything!

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      03-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #14
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once you pull off the frosted plastic panel you should be able to just pull the bulbs out... Just pull on them a little harder...
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      03-14-2012, 04:05 PM   #15
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Slip you hands behind the headliner to the right of the mirror and feel for a push-clip, depress it backwards, repeat for the left side. The whole unit will pop out.
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      02-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #16
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What i did is wrap the bulb in duct tape and then pulled it down that way
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      02-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #17
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Those two black circular inserts pop right out, easily allowing you to replace the bulb.
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      02-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #18
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the rear part just pops out when u push it to the front of the car and then pull down.
no damage whatsoever!

the front part is a bit tricky, so you much be gentle with your hands no to break the headliner.

what i do is push both my hands in the headliner just above the mirror GENTLY start moving them around feeling for the two clips that hold the entire part into the headliner.

once located, just push the both, be careful no to let the console hit you in the nose like mine did
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