Replacing Luggage Compartment’s Light Bulb

EcoSport’s luggage compartment’s light bulb may be replaced by prying out the luggage compartment’s light bulb assembly, and then replacing the bulb by pulling it out from its socket. The luggage compartment light uses a W5W light bulb, identical to the ones used in cabin dome and reading lights as well as the rear plate number lights, with LED replacements available.

To watch a video on how to replace the luggage compartment’s light bulb, head directly to Replacing Luggage Compartment’s Light Bulb.

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LED Replacement for Cabin and External Light Bulbs

One of our readers sent me a set of LED replacement for the cabin and external lights (2 for the dome lights, 1 for the luggage light, 1 for the map light, and 2 for the rear plate lights). While the car does not need bulb replacement at the moment (no busted bulb yet), I may try swapping the LEDs just to try them out. I will be posting a tutorial and a review about these LEDs soon.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Headlight Bulb

Every EcoSport owner must know how to replace the headlight bulbs. Not only that it is unsafe to drive with defective headlights, the law also requires turning the headlights on not later than one-half hour after sunset and until at least one-half hour before sunrise, and whenever weather conditions require—something you cannot comply with if your headlights are defective.

To replace a defective headlight bulb, follow the steps below:

1. Open the hood.
2. Remove the headlight cover.
3. Remove the bulb socket.
4. Remove the bulb (by removing the bulb’s clip).
5. Replace the bulb (H4).
6. Secure the bulb’s clip.
7. Replace the bulb’s socket.
8. Replace the headlight cover.
9. Close the hood.

 

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To watch a video on how to replace a busted headlight bulb, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Headlight Bulb.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Fog Light Bulb

Fog lights are very useful in illuminating the road during weather conditions that may hamper visibility, such as heavy rains and fog. It is important to replace busted fog lights as soon as you notice them.

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EcoSport’s fog lights use an H11 halogen bulb. This can be replaced by an H11-compatible LED lamp.

To watch the video on how to replace the fog light bulbs in an EcoSport, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Fog Light Bulb.

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Yellow H4 Headlight Bulb

Before I upgraded to a hi-performance headlight bulb, I also tried out this pair of EUROLITE Amber (Yellow) H4 bulbs I purchased at a local hardware store. This is essentially a low-cost halogen bulb coated with thin yellow filter. I have used this lamp during two recent 12-hour night-time trips to Bicol. These amber headlight bulbs are good enough for well-lit city streets, but a little too dim for poorly-lit zigzag roads, especially for our heavily-tinted EcoSport.

Yellow H4 Headlight Bulb

I only paid 300 pesos for the pair (in contrast to 2700 per pair of hi-performance bulbs), so I did not expect much from it.

To watch a test video showing a comparison between the stock headlight and this yellow bulb both in hi and low beams, head directly to Yellow Headlight Bulb (H4). To view the reviews of other EcoSport-related accessories, click here.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Rear Plate Light Bulb

I have recently replaced one of the bulbs that illuminate the rear registration plate of our EcoSport. While no tools are needed to replace the bulb, a flat head screw driver may be useful in prying out the light bulb assembly.  The stock bulbs (called T10 bulbs) are filament types which cost around 50 pesos or 1 US dollar per pair (more expensive LED type replacement “bulbs” are also available). Local traffic regulations require that the rear plate’s light bulb “shall render the number plate clearly visible at night.”

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To watch the video on how to replace EcoSport’s rear plate light bulb, head directly to Replacing Rear Plate’s Light Bulb.

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