Bosch Oven Light [Issues & Proven Solutions]

Has your Bosch oven light stopped working or is the light cover stuck? If you have any problems with your Bosch oven light, this article will show you how to fix them.

Bosch Oven Light Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Bosch oven light won’t turn on and what to do about them.

1. Light Switch Off

Before concluding that your oven light isn’t working, first make sure the light button isn’t off. If your oven has a light button, try pressing it to turn the light on. If the light still won’t turn on after that, keep reading.

2. Light Bulb

A faulty bulb is the most likely reason why your Bosch oven light won’t turn on. We will show you how to replace a Bosch oven standard light bulb and a halogen light bulb. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace a Bosch oven standard light bulb…

Step 1: First locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Open the door of your Bosch oven.

Step 4: Take out the racks and set them aside.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb cover from the oven’s back wall.

Step 6: Unscrew the light bulb as well.

Step 7: Get a new Bosch oven light bulb.

Step 8: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 9: Return the light bulb cover.

Step 10: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 11: Shut the oven door.

Step 12: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

Follow the steps listed below to replace the halogen light bulb in your Bosch oven…

Step 1: As always, switch off the oven’s circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Using a flat head screwdriver, carefully pry off the light bulb cover.

Step 5: Set the cover aside and pull out the old light socket carefully.

Step 6: Get a new Bosch oven light bulb.

Step 7: Carefully insert the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 8: Position the light cover and snap it into place.

Step 9: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 10: Shut the door and switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Bosch oven light bulb.

3. Light Socket

If your Bosch oven light still won’t work after replacing the bulb, the next component to check is the light socket. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Bosch oven light bulb socket…

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Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: For safety, switch off the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Slide out the racks and set them aside.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb cover.

Step 6: Unscrew the light bulb itself.

Step 7: If your oven is installed to a cabinet, you will need to uninstall it. Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 8: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 9: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 10: If you have a wall oven and not a range oven, take out the screws which hold the top panel in place as well.

Step 11: Lift the panel or panels off and set aside.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the light socket.

Step 13: Test the light socket for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the light socket is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 14: Depress the tabs on the light socket and push it out of the oven.

Step 15: Get a new Bosch oven light socket.

Step 16: Push the new light socket into the oven.

Step 17: Reconnect the wires to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 18: Reposition the oven panel or panels.

Step 19: Hold the panel or panels in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 20: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 21: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the screws.

Step 22: Screw the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 23: Return the light bulb cover as well.

Step 24: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 25: Shut the oven door.

Step 26: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

Follow the steps above to replace your oven light socket if your Bosch oven is not working after replacing the bulb.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Bosch oven light bulb socket.

4. Burnt Wires

If neither the light bulb or socket is faulty, the next thing to check is the light socket’s wires. If the wires burn, it could cause the oven light not to turn on. Inspect the wires connected to the light socket for burns. If they appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix them.

5. Touchpad

If your oven touchpad has a light button and you have tried pressing it to turn the light on, but it didn’t work, it may be faulty. Below, we show you how to replace the touchpad of your Bosch oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 3: Remove the oven’s upper access cover by taking out the Philips head screws which hold it in place.

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Step 4: Unscrew the board from the control panel.

Step 5: Using a putty knife, pry off the touchpad from the control board.

Step 6: Get a new touchpad and stick it to the control board.

Step 7: Screw the board back to the oven.

Step 8: Return the access cover and the screws holding it in place.

Step 9: Reconnect the power to the oven.

6. Control Board

If all the components above aren’t faulty, the control board may be the reason why your Bosch oven light won’t turn on. Follow the steps below to replace this component…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear

Step 4: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws holding the oven’s upper access panel in place.

Step 5: Set the access panel aside and note where each wire goes on the control board by taking a picture.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires and take out the screws which hold the control board in place.

Step 7: Get a new board.

Step 8: Peel the touchpad off the board and stick it onto the new one.

Step 9: Screw the board to the oven and reconnect the wires. Make sure each wire is connected to the right place.

Step 10: Return the access panel and the screws securing it.

Step 11: Reconnect the power to the oven.

Step 12: Push the oven back to the wall.

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Bosch Oven Light Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Bosch oven light won’t turn off and what to do about them.

1. Light Switch Turned On

If there is a light button on your oven’s touchpad, try pressing it to turn off the oven light. If the oven light doesn’t turn off when you press the button, the touchpad may be faulty. Read the “Bosch Oven Light Not Working” section above to replace the touchpad of your Bosch oven.

2. Open Door

If the oven door is open, it won’t come in contact with the door light switch. This could prevent the light from turning off. Close the door properly. If the door won’t close all the way, the door hinges or door seal could be faulty. Read this article: Bosch Oven Door [How To, Problems & Proven Solutions] to replace these components in your Bosch oven.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Bosch oven light won’t turn off. If the control board shorts out, it will send continuous voltage to the light of the oven preventing it from shutting off. If none of the components above is faulty, the control board probably is. Read the “Bosch Oven Light Not Working” section above to replace the control board in your Bosch oven. If the light in your Bosch oven still won’t turn off, contact a technician.

How To Remove Bosch Oven Light Cover

To remove your Bosch oven light cover, follow the steps listed below…

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Step 1: Open the door of the oven.

Step 2: Slide out the racks.

Step 3: If your Bosch oven uses a standard light bulb, unscrew the cover by turning it counterclockwise. If your Bosch oven uses a halogen bulb, use a flat blade screwdriver to carefully pry off the cover.

Bosch Oven Light Cover Stuck — What To Do

If your Bosch oven light cover is stuck, follow the steps below to remove it…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven for safety.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Get an oil filter wrench.

Step 5: Wrap the wrench around the light cover.

Step 6: While applying pressure to the light cover, loosen it with the oil filter wrench.

Bosch Oven Light Bulb Keeps Blowing — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Bosch oven light bulb keeps blowing and what to do about them.

1. Wrong Type Of Bulb

Using the wrong bulb in your oven can cause problems. If the bulb you are using in your oven is not the recommended one, it could keep blowing or burning out. Look at the owner’s manual to know the recommended bulb for your Bosch oven. If you are using the right bulb for your oven but it still keeps blowing, keep reading.

2. Loose Or Tight Connection

If the bulb is loosely screwed into the socket, it could cause it to keep blowing. Make sure the bulb is properly screwed into the socket. Also ensure that it isn’t screwed in too tightly as well. If the bulb isn’t screwed in loosely or too tightly but it keeps blowing, contact a technician.

Bosch Oven Will Not Light — How To Fix

If your Bosch gas oven will not light, the igniter is faulty. Below, we show you how to replace this oven component…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven and shut off the gas supply.

Step 2: Slide out the oven racks.

Step 3: Take out the two screws which hold the bottom panel in place.

Step 4: Lift the panel out of the oven.

Step 5: The igniter is on the right side of the burner tube and is held with two screws. Take out the two screws using a Torx screwdriver.

Step 6: Pull the igniter forward.

Step 7: Snip the wires as close to the igniter as possible using a wire stripper.

Step 8: Get a new igniter.

Step 9: Strip about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of the wires in the oven.

Step 10: Secure the wires in the oven to the igniter wires using ceramic wire nuts. Do not use plastic  wire nuts.

Step 11: Screw the igniter back to the burner tube.

Step 12: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 14: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 15: Reconnect the power to the oven.

Step 16: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the igniter in your Bosch oven.

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