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Chrysler 200 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 1st generation 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 sedan with pictures.

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2013 Chrysler 200 Dome Light
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Notch On Right Side
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Pry Open Plastic Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Chrysler 200 sedan in changing a burnt out dome light bulb or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

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

A replacement "rigid loop" or "festoon" style bulb is part number 578 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko or PIAA.

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

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Swing Open Hinged Cover
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Lens Cover Open To Left
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Pull Out Old # 578 Bulb
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 small notch on the right side of the plastic lens cover.

Gently pry open the hinged lens cover and swing it over to the left side of the housing.

If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.

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Old # 578 Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # 578 Bulb
Push a new # 578 rigid loop or "festoon" base bulb straight in to the socket.

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



 

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Push In Left Side of Housing
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Swing Lens Cover Closed
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Gently Pop In Right Side
If the left side of the housing partially fell out of the headliner, push it back in to place.

Swing the hinged lens cover closed towards the right side of the housing.

Gently pop in the right side of the lens cover back in to place.

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Lens Cover Replaced
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Press Unlock Button
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Test New Dome Light Bulb
Test the new dome light bulb by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob or by opening a passenger door.

For more, check out my other Chrysler 200 DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides.
 

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