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Chrysler Town & Country Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear turn signal or reverse bulb in the tail lights of a 2011-2014 Chrysler Town & Country.

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2012 Town & Country Tail Light
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Open Cargo Tailgate
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Remove Upper 10mm Screw

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 rear turn signal or reverse bulb in the tail light assemblies.

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.

Replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Rear Turn Signal # 3757A and Reverse # 3157. They are available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Philips, Eiko and PIAA. (The brake lights are LED bulbs which should last the lifetime of the vehicle.)

The tools needed to change the bulbs include a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

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Upper 10mm Screw
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Remove Lower Screw
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2 10mm Screws Removed
The first two steps are to open the tailgate and then move to the side of the minivan with the burnt out tail light bulb.

Remove the two screws on the inner edge of the tail light housing by turning them counter clockwise with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

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Pull Off Tail Light Housing
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Rest On Bumper - Sockets
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
The tail light is still held in place two metal pegs or "spikes" on the outer edge.

Gently pull the tail light assembly straight off the rear of the vehicle. If you have trouble removing it, try wiggling it while you pull or carefully pry at the outer edge with a small flathead screwdriver.

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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Pull Out Socket
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Pull Out Turn Signal Bulb
Rotate the light grey and black bulb socket closest to you 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old turn signal bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored number 3757A bulb.



 

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Push In New 3757A
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Reverse Socket - 1/4 Turn CC
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.
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Reverse Bulb Socket
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Pull Out Old # 3157 Bulb
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Re-Insert 1/4 Turn Clockwise
Repeat the steps with the other socket if you need to replace the reverse light bulb.

A replacement reverse light bulb is part number 3157.

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Line Up Pegs & Grommets
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Push Spikes In Holes
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Push On Tail Light Housing
Line up the two black metal pegs on the outer edge of the tail light housing with the grommets in the metal body panel.

Gently push the tail light back in to place.

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Tighten Upper 10mm Screw
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Replace Lower 10mm Screw
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Test New Bulbs
Insert and tighten the two screws on the inner edge of the housing by turning them clockwise with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Do not over tighten the screws to avoid cracking the plastic housing.

Test the new tail light bulbs by having someone step on the brake pedal, activate the hazard signals and place the transmission in reverse.

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

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