How to Install Car Dome Lights

Installing or replacing car dome lights is an easy project for any car lover. In fact, it is a project for anyone. Just follow these steps.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Dome light kit
  • Screwdriver

Step 1 - Find the Right Kit

You cannot even begin until you get the correct light. Go to your local car parts store to find the light made for your car.

Step 2 - Preparation

You need to free your car of clutter so you have a workable space. Also, you should plan to do this project where your car will be well lit.

Step 3 - Remove Old Light

You may just be able to pull open the light unit, depending on the car. Or you will need to pull the dome apart at the groove using a screwdriver. Next, find the pressure clip and push it. This should expose the lights that need replacing.

Step 4 - Replacement

Remove the cover and the lens so you can remove the bulbs. Place new bulbs in their space, making sure the bulbs contact the holder. Replace the lens and cover and re-secure the unit. Now, just make sure the light works and you are good to go.

Tip: Car dome lights generally come in the kit with all the other lights for you car. So, if the dome needs some love, consider replacing all the lights at the same time.