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Dodge Dart License Plate Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the back bumper cover of a 2013 to 2016 Dodge Dart with photos.

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2013 Dart License Plate
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License Plate Light Housing
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Loosen Counterclockwise

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Dart in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb located in the rear bumper cover.

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

The replacement bulb part number is 168 (or W5W).

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 2825, 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a Torx T25 star bit screwdriver.

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First Screw Removed
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Remove 2nd T-25 Screw
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Two Torx Screws Removed
Move to the rear bumper cover of the sedan and locate the light housing just above the license plate.

Remove the two screws by turning them counterclockwise with a Torx T25 star bit screwdriver.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

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Loose Light Housing
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Remove Light Housing
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Carefully remove the light housing from the cut out section in the bumper cover.

Rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.



 

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Bulb Socket Removed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Bulb Removed
Set the light housing aside in a safe place.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Push In New # 168 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Re-Insert Light Housing
Push a new number 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, W5W, 2825, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

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

Carefully replace the light housing in to the cut out hole in the bumper cover.

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Line Up Screw Holes
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Tighten T25 Clockwise
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License Plate Bulb Replaced
Line up the screw holes in the light housing with the holes in the bumper cover.

Re-insert the two screws and tighten them in the clockwise direction with the Torx T-25 screwdriver.

Try to avoid over tightening the screws to prevent from cracking the plastic light housing.

Test the new license plate light bulb by turning on the headlights.

For more, check out my other 2013-2016 Dodge Dart DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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