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Chrysler 300 Trunk Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a 2nd generation 2011 to 2017 Chrysler 300 sedan.

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2016 300C Trunk Light
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Gently Pry Out Housing

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 cleaning or changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk.

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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Press Tab - Disconnect Plug
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Light Housing Removed
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Remove Old Light Bulb
The first two steps are to open the trunk and then move to the side of the trunk with the burnt out cargo area light bulb.

At least in this 2016 300C, there was a cargo light on either side of the trunk.

Use a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic automotive panel pry bar tool in to the notch at the top of the light housing.

Gently pry out the light housing and remove it from the trunk liner.

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

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

Disconnect the wire loops at the end of the bulb from their metal electrical contacts.

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Old "567" Bulb
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Install New # 562 Bulb
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Push In Power Plug
The OEM bulb was marked as a # 567 but Sylvania lists the replacement as being part number 562.

Insert the new bulb in to the socket.

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

Push the electrical connector straight in to its socket until it clicks securely in to place.

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Re-Insert Wires First
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Gently Pop In Top Edge
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Test New Trunk Light
Re-insert the wires back in to the trunk liner.

Gently snap in the retaining clip on the top edge of the light housing.

Test the new cargo area light bulb by opening and closing the trunk or 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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