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Dodge Dart Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 2013 to 2016 Dodge Dart sedan with pictures.

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2013 Dodge Dart Map Lights
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Dart in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading both bulbs with brighter LED units.

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 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # W5W, 2825, 158, 194 or an LED.

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver.

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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, I'd recommend covering the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic automotive panel removal tool.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in between the edge of the lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the lens cover. You may need to re-insert the screwdriver at more than one location to pop it out.

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Chrome Plastic Reflector
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Gently Pry Out Reflector
Then gently pry out the chrome silver plastic reflector piece with the flathead screwdriver.
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Reflector Removed
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Map Light Bulb Exposed
Set the reflector aside in a safe place.



 

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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Old # 168 Light Bulb
If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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Push In New 168 or W5W
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Line Up Plastic Reflector
Push a new # 168 or 2825 bulb straight in to the socket.

Line up the plastic reflector piece and gently snap it back in to place.

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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
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Pop In Retaining Clips
First re-insert the plastic tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover in to place.
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Map Light Bulb
Then gently snap in the retaining clips on the front edge of the lens cover.

Test the new map light bulbs by pressing on the rear edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switch.

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

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