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Chrysler 200 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out brake, rear turn signal or reverse light bulb in a 2015, 2016 or 2017 Chrysler 200 sedan.

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2015 Chrysler 200 Tail Lights
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Open Trunk Lid
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Interior Trunk Carpet

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016 and 2017 Chrysler 200 sedan in changing a burnt out brake, rear turn signal or reverse bulb in the tail light housings.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Brake / Rear Turn Signal # 7440 (or W21W) and Reverse # 921 (or W16W).

The tools needed to access and replace the tail light bulbs include a plastic pry bar tool, a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

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Black Plastic Cover
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Gently Pry Off Trim Piece
The first two steps are to open the trunk lid and then move to the side of the car with the burnt out tail light bulb.

Use the plastic pry bar tool to gently remove the black plastic trim cover on the inner edge of the tail light housing.

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Remove Plastic Trim Cover
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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10mm Bolt Removed
Pull off the plastic trim piece and set it aside in a safe place.

Then loosen the two bolts on the inner edge of the tail light housing by turning them counterclockwise with a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

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Loosen 2nd Bolt
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Second Bolt Removed
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Two Bolts Removed
Set the two bolts aside in a safe place.
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Pull Off Tail Light Housing
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Bulb Sockets Exposed
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Gently pull the tail light assembly straight off the rear corner of the vehicle.

Turn over the tail light housing to access the bulb socket.

Rotate the large yellow / tan plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Bulb Socket Removed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New Light Bulb
Carefully pull the old brake / rear turn signal light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble removing the bulb, try gently wiggling it back and forth while pulling.

Push a new number 7440 light bulb straight in to the socket.



 

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Line Up Metal Pegs
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Push On Tail Light Housing
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Line up the two black metal pegs or "spikes" on the rear edge of the tail light housing with their corresponding plastic grommets on the rear corner of the sedan.

Push the tail light housing straight on to the car.

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Replace Two Bolts
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Tighten Clockwise
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Pop Rivets - Trim Cover
Re-insert the two bolts and tighten them in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Try to avoid over tightening the two bolts to prevent from cracking the plastic inner edge of the housing.

Line up the two pop rivets on the back side of the trim panel with the inner edge of the tail light housing.

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Push On Trim Panel
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Reverse Light Bulb Housing
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Pull Out Plastic Piece
Pop the trim panel back in to place.

The reverse light bulb is located in a separate housing attached to the trunk lid.

Locate the plastic rectangular shaped cover near the center of the carpeted trunk lid liner.

Gently pull out the plastic piece.

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Pull Off Trunk Lid Liner
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Reverse Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Gently pull back the grey carpet trunk lid cover to release the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners.

Locate the grey plastic reverse light bulb socket.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Push a new number 921 light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you would like to have brighter reverse lights, install a compatible 921 LED light bulb.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Push In Pop Rivets
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Replace Plastic Cover
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Test New Tail Light Bulbs
Line up the plastic pop rivets and firmly push them back in to place.

Push the rectangular plastic trim piece back in to place at the center of the trunk lid liner.

Close the trunk lid to complete the job.

To test the new light bulbs, have an assistant step on the brake pedal, activate the hazard signals and shift the transmission in to reverse.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your car's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2015-2017 Chrysler 200 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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