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Dodge Charger Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear side marker light bulb in the quarter panel of a 7th generation 2011-2014 Dodge Charger.

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2014 Charger Rear Side Marker
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Pry Out Front Edge of Housing

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 rear side marker bulb located in a housing on the back quarter panel.

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

A replacement rear side marker bulb is part number 168 which is available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # W5W, 2825, 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace 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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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
To prevent from scratching the plastic lens of the side marker or the painted metal rear quarter panel, 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 between the front edge of the light housing and the quarter panel.

Gently pry out the plastic retaining clip and remove the light housing.

Rotate the grey plastic light bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it from the housing.

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Pull Out Old Bulb From Socket
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Push In New # 168 Bulb
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 168 bulb.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158 (dimmer), 194 (brighter), W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

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Re-Insert Wires First
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Re-Insert Tab On Rear Edge
Re-insert the wires on the rear edge of the light housing in to the opening in the quarter panel.

Then re-insert the plastic tab on the rear edge.

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Gently Pop In Clip - Front Edge
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Rear Side Marker Replaced
Gently pop in the retaining clip on the front edge of the light housing.

Test the new rear side marker light bulb by turning on the headlights.

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

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