Paul's Travel Pictures

Chrysler Town & Country Cargo Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the tail gate of a 2011 to 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan.

Main Menu                 Home                Digital Cameras                Misc. Pictures                 Articles                 My Blog

Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-001
Cargo Area Light
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-002
Pry Out Light Housing
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-003
Remove Housing

This automotive tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the revised 5th generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Chrysler Town & Country in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the tailgate.

Owners of related Chrysler Group minivan vehicles such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Lancia Grand Voyager, Ram C/V Tradesman Cargo Van and the Volkswagen Routan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement cargo area light bulb is part number 578 available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA, Eiko, and Philips.

The only tool needed to access the old bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the housing and pop off the lens cover.

Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-004
Red Locking Tab
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-005
Slide Out Locking Tab
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-006
Release Tab - Plug Removed
The first step is to open the rear cargo tailgate.

Then insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the top edge of the cargo light housing and the plastic panel.

Gently pry out the light bulb housing.

Slide the red tab on the power connector out to unlock it. Press the release button on the power plug and slide it straight of.

Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-007
Pry Off Lens Cover
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-008
Lens Cover Removed
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-009
Squeeze Metal Contacts
Use the small flathead screwdriver to gently pry off the lens cover.

Squeeze together the two metal spring electrical contacts and remove the old bulb.

Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-010
Old Bulb Removed
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-011
Spring Electrical Contacts
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-012
578 Bulb (No Metal Caps)
Sylvania lists the replacement light bulb as part # 578. The 578 bulbs sold on Amazon have metal caps on the ends but they should fit as long as the bulb has the metal loops on the ends.

The OEM cargo bulb in this 2012 Town & Country didn't have the metal caps on the ends.

You can also choose to buy some compatible LED bulbs that are brighter.



 

Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-013
Slide Contacts In Loops
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-014
Line Up Lens Cover
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-015
Snap Lens Cover In Place
Install the new light bulb by sliding the metal spring contacts in to the wire loops at the ends of the bulb.

Line up the lens cover and gently snap it in place on the front of the housing.

Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-016
Push In Power Plug
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-017
Slide In Locking Tab
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-018
Test Bulb "Unlock" Button
Push on the power plug and slide the red locking tab over to secure it in place.

Test the new bulb by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob. All of the interior lights should turn on.

Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-019
Re-Insert Light Housing
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-020
Snap In To Place
Chrysler-Town-and-Country-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulb-Replacement-Guide-021
Testing New Cargo Bulb
Re-insert the light housing in to the underside of the tailgate and gently snap it back in to place.

For more, check out my other Chrysler Town & Country Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal.com "Donate" button located to the right of this paragraph. Thank you!
(Note: I am not a registered charity. Donations are not tax deductible.)

Please help support this website by shopping at Amazon.com. Thank You! 

Main Menu            Home            My Digital Cameras            Misc. Pictures            Articles            My Blog

 

Google

Copyright 2016 © PaulsTravelPictures.com
 All Rights Reserved