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Chrysler 300 Door Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the door panel of a 2nd generation 2011 to 2017 Chrysler 300.

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2016 300C Step Light
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Gently Pry Out Housing
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Push In Tab To Release

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Chrysler 300, 300C or 300S sedan in changing a burnt out courtesy step light located at the bottom of the plastic interior door panel.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 200, Pacifica, Avenger, Charger, Journey, Challenger, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement "rigid loop" base light bulb is part number 562 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko. You can also use a brighter LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Light Housing Removed
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Remove Old Light Bulb
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Old # 567 Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or you can use a plastic automotive pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in to the notch on the front edge of the light housing.

Gently pry out the light housing and remove it from the bottom of the door panel.

Press in the release tab on the white plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight out of the socket.

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

Pull the old "rigid loop" base bulb off the metal electrical contacts.

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Install New # 562 Bulb
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Re-Insert Light Housing
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Test New Light Bulb
Attach the loops on the new 562 bulb to the electrical contacts.

If you are using an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.

Test the new light bulb by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the interior lights.

For more, check out all of my 2011-2017 Chrysler 300 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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