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Dodge Charger Door Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the passenger doors of a 7th generation 2011-2014 Dodge Charger.

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2014 Charger Step Light
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Notch On Front Edge
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Pry Out With Screwdriver

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the seventh generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & possibly also the revised 2015) Dodge Charger sedan in changing a burnt out courtesy step light bulb at the bottom of the passenger interior door panels.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, Ram C/V Tradesman and 1500 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement "rigid loop" base bulb is part number 562 from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko, PIAA and AGT.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.

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Light Housing Removed
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Press Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plug
To protect the plastic surfaces from being scratched, you may choose 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 front edge of the courtesy step light housing.

Gently pry out the front edge of the light housing and then pull it down from the door panel.

Press the release tab on the white plastic electrical connector and slide the plug straight out of its socket.

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Old # 562 Bulb Removed
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Insert New # 562 Bulb
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Push In Electrical Connector



 

Carefully pull the old bulb out of the socket and insert a new # 562 rigid loop base bulb.

I'd recommend using the Sylvania 562 LL light bulbs since they tend to last for a very long time.

Make sure that the metal loops on the ends of the new bulb are securely hooked on to the metal electrical contacts.

(Tip - If you install an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.)

Push the white plastic power plug straight in to the socket on the light housing.

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Re-Insert Wires First
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Snap In Plastic Housing
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Test New Courtesy Step Bulb
Re-insert the wires in to the opening in the door panel first.

Then gently snap in the retaining clip on the front edge of the light housing.

Test the new courtesy step light bulb by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob with the door opened.

For more, check out my other 2011-2014 Dodge Charger DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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