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Dodge Grand Caravan Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a fifth generation 2008 to 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan with pictures.

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2013 Grand Caravan Dome Light
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Dome Light Lens Cover
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Notch On Left Side

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 5th generation or "Generation V" (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Dodge Grand Caravan in changing a burnt out overhead dome light bulb.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles with similar dome lights such as the Avenger, 200, 300, Town & Country, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass, 1500, 2500, 3500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement "festoon" or "fuse" style light bulb is part number 578 which is available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry open the plastic lens cover.

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Pry Open Lens Cover
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Hinged Lens Cover
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Old Dome Bulb Exposed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may want to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the left (driver) side of the translucent plastic lens cover.

Gently pry open the hinged lens cover and swing it over to the right (passenger) side.

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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Old Bulb Removed
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Old # 578 Festoon Bulb
If the dome light bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it may still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.



 

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Push In New # 578 Bulb
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New Bulb Installed
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Swing Lens Cover Closed
Push a new "festoon" style # 578 bulb straight in to the socket.

I recommend the Sylvania 578 light bulb since they seem to last a long time.

(Tip - If you are upgrading to a brighter LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.)

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Pop In Left Side
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Dome Light Bulb
Swing the hinged lens cover closed from the right (passenger) side over to the left (driver) side.

Gently snap the left side of the lens cover back in to the housing.

Test the new dome light bulb by opening a passenger door or by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

For more, check out my other Dodge Grand Caravan DIY Maintenance Guides.
 

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