How to change an interior light in the car

A car's lights can be found on the edge of the roof and door. They light up the inside of the car, so it is easier to see in a dark car. But over time, dust and grime will collect on these lights, making them not work as well or work at all. This article will show you how to clean your car's lights and make them brighter again. It is a repair you can do yourself. On you can find suitable ideas for interior light.

Take Appropriate Precautions

There are two types of light covers for the inside of your house. The first type attaches to the opening where the light is, and it snaps on. The other type uses screws to attach it to the light. Be careful when you take them off, because you might damage them or the lens. 

You should also wear gloves while you work so you don't get allergic reactions or a skin rash. Another thing to be careful of is that skin contact with halogen bulbs can damage them and make them not work as well as they should. After you've taken these precautions, move on to the next step.

Remove the Interior Light Cover of Lens

If you have snap-on light covers, use a flathead screwdriver to take them off. Be careful with old light covers because they break easily.

In case of lights that use a Phillips screw attachment system, use a Phillips head screwdriver to undo these screws and remove the light cover. Cars generally have one light on the roof and one on each of the doors. Remove each one of the covers and move on to the next step.

Remove the Interior Lighting Bulbs

Newer models of cars use halogen bulbs for interior lighting. To remove these bulbs, you will need to use a cleaning cloth to wrench them out of their sockets. Avoid skin contact with halogen bulbs. If your car manufacturer uses screw on bulbs for lighting, remove them by twisting in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction depending on the make and model of the car. After you have done this, move on to cleaning the light cover and light sockets.

Clean Light Covers

Put on your gloves. Spray the cleaner onto the light covers and scrub them using a soft cloth. Avoid using paper towels to clean as they can scratch plastic. Use a cleaning solution on your cloth. Then, put in the bulb and close it up with its cover.

Finish Up

Reinstall the replacement light bulbs. Put them in the same way you took them out. Turn on the lights and see if they are brighter than before.