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Dodge Avenger Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam, turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 2011 to 2014 Dodge Avenger.

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2012 Avenger Headlight
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Low Beam - High Beam
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Low Beam - Behind Headlight

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the refreshed (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) Dodge Avenger sedan in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam, turn signal or front side marker light bulbs in the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other Chrysler Group vehicles with similar headlight housings such as the Dart, Challenger, Durango, Charger, Grand Caravan, 200, 300, RAM C/V Tradesman, Jeep Patriot, Compass and Cherokee may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # 9006, High Beam # 9005, Turn Signal # 3457A (also 3357A or 3457AK and Front Side Marker # 2827 or WY5W.

No tools are needed to replace the low beam, high beam or turn signal light bulbs. To change the side marker bulb, you'll need a 7mm socket, a ratcheting wrench and a flathead screwdriver to remove the wheel well liner fasteners.

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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Pull Out Old Low Beam
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Pry Off Power Plug
The Low Beam headlight bulbs, located near the outer edge of the vehicle, can easily be accessed by reaching in behind the headlight assembly.

Grasp the base of the old low beam bulb and rotate it 1/4 turn counter clockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pry up the retaining clips on the power connector with your fingers or a flathead screwdriver and pull the plug off the base of the old bulb.

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Old 9006 Low Beam
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Sylvania HB4 9006 12V 51W
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Push On Electrical Connector
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a rubbing alcohol moistened paper towel.

Push a new # 9006 low beam bulb on to the power plug.

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Insert New Low Beam Bulb
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Rotate 1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Locked In Place
Insert the new low beam bulb back in to the headlight housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.
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High Beam - Inner Corner
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Base of Old High Beam
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
The High Beam bulb is located near the inner edge of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight housing and rotate the base of the old high beam bulb 1/4 turn counter clockwise before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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Pull Out Old High Beam
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Pry Off Power Plug
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Old High Beam Bulb Removed
Gently pry off the two plastic retaining clips on the electrical connector before pulling the plug straight off the base of the old bulb.



 

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Sylvania HB3 9005 12V 60W
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Push On Power Plug
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Insert New High Beam Bulb
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen light bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

Insert the new 9005 high beam bulb in to the headlight housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Turn Signal - Bottom Headlight
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
The front Turn Signal light bulb is located at the bottom of the headlight housing just below the high beam bulb.

Reach in behind the headlight assembly and rotate the black plastic turn signal light bulb socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Pull Out Bulb Socket
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Pull Out Old Turn Signal Bulb
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Push In New # 3457A
Pull the old turn signal bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 3457A or 3457AK.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the headlight housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Front Side Marker Light
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Turn Wheels - Make Room
The Front Side Marker light is located at the outer edge of the headlight housing.

To access the side marker bulb, you'll need to go in through the wheel well liner or "splash guard".

Turn the steering all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out side marker bulb to make extra room in the wheel well.

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Remove 7mm Screws
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Pry Out Fastener
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3 Screws & 1 Pop Rivet
Remove the three screws along the outer edge of the black plastic wheel well liner by turning them counter clockwise with the 7mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Then pry out the center of the black plastic pop rivet fastener with a flathead screwdriver before pulling out the larger outer piece.

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Pull Back Wheel Well Liner
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Side Marker Bulb Socket
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Pull Out Old Side Marker Bulb
Pull back the wheel well liner and reach in to access the side marker light bulb socket.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the headlight housing.

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Old # 2827 Bulb
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Re-Insert 1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Replace Wheel Splash Guard
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 2827 or WY5W bulb.

Re-insert the socket in to the headlight housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Push the wheel well liner back in to place.

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Push In Outer Part Fastener
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Push In Inner Plastic Piece
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Replace 7mm Screws
Push the larger outer piece of the black plastic pop rivet fastener in to the hole just in front of the tire. Then push in the smaller inner piece in to the center of the fastener to lock it in place.

Replace the three screws along the outer edge of the wheel well liner. Tighten them in the clockwise direction with the 7mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

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Wheel Well Liner Replaced
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
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Test New High Beam Bulb
Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

For more, check out my other Dodge Avenger Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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