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Chrysler 300 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 2nd generation 2011 to 2017 Chrysler 300.

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2016 300C Map Lights
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Pull Out Rear of Lens Cover
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Release Two Plastic Tabs

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 map light bulb in the overhead console.

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.

The replacement bulb part number is 2825 (or W5W) which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko.

You can also use a brighter LED unit.

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

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Lens Cover Removed
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Map Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light 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 small flathead screwdriver in between the rear edge of the lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the rear edge of the lens cover.

Then pull the two plastic tabs on the front edge (closest to the windshield) out of their slots.

I had to use the flathead screwdriver to coax the two tabs out of the slots.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket. If you have trouble getting a grip on the bulb, try putting a pair of latex or Nitrile rubber gloves.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New 2825 Bulb
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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Push a new # 2825 bulb straight in to the socket.

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

Re-insert the two tabs on the front edge of the lens cover back in to their slots.

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Re-Insert Retaining Clip
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Gently Pop In Lens Cover
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Test New Map Lights
Then carefully pop in the retaining clip on the rear edge of the lens cover.

Test the new map light bulbs by pressing on the indentations at the rear edge of the lens covers to activate the "On/Off" switches.

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

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