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Dodge Challenger Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the door panels of a 3rd generation 2008-2015 Dodge Challenger.

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2015 Challenger Step Light
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Gently Pry Out Housing
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Retaining Clip Released

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & possibly also the 2016 model year) Dodge Challenger in changing a burnt out courtesy step light bulb located at the bottom of the plastic interior door panels.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Charger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, and Ram C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part number 2825 or W5W which are available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Toshiba, PIAA and Eiko.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.

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Light Housing Removed
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White Plastic Power Plug
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Press In Release Tab
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in to the notch close to the rear edge of the housing.

Gently pry out the rear edge of the housing to release the plastic retaining clip.

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

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Light Housing Separated
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Squeeze - Open Cover
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Bulb Socket Exposed
Gently squeeze together the two side walls of the black plastic cover before swinging it open to expose the old bulb.



 

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Old # W5W Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # W5W
If the old bulb was recently turned on, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 2825 or W5W bulb.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

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Close Black Plastic Cover
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White Plastic Power Plug
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Push In Electrical Connector
Swing the black plastic cover closed over the bulb socket until it clicks securely in place.

Push the white plastic electrical connector straight in to its socket on the housing.

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Re-Insert Wires First
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Pop In Retaining Clip
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Test Courtesy Step Light
First re-insert the wires and the front edge of the housing in to place.

Then gently pop in the retaining clip on the rear edge.

Test the new courtesy step light bulb by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

For more, check out my other 2008-2015 Dodge Challenger DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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