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Chrysler 200 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid of a 1st generation 2011 to 2014 Chrysler 200 with photos.

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Chrysler 200 License Plate Lights
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Left License Plate Light
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Push In Black Release Tab

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 license plate light bulb in the trunk lid.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles 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 bulb is part number 2825 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko, PIAA, Philips You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, W5W or 194.

The only tool needed to change the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver.

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Pull Out Light Housing
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Remove Bulb Socket
Locate the small black plastic release tab at the outer edge of both the left (driver) and right (passenger) side license plate light bulb housings.

Gently push the black plastic release tab in towards the center of the car with the small flathead screwdriver.

Pull the light housing down out of the underside of the trunk lid.

Rotate the grey light bulb housing 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing. Set the housing aside in a safe place.

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Pull Out Old 2825 Bulb
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Old Miniature Wedge # 2825
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Push In New Light Bulb
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 2825 bulb.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, W5W, 194 or a brighter LED unit.



 

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New Bulb Installed
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Re-Insert Wires First
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the light housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Re-insert the wires at the inner edge of the housing in to the underside of the trunk lid first.

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Pop In Retaining Clip
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Light Housing Replaced
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Test New License Light
Gently snap in the plastic retaining clip on the outer edge of the housing.

Test the new license plate light bulb by turning on the headlights or by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

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

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