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Dodge Dart Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a 2013 to 2016 Dodge Dart with photo illustrated steps.

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2013 Dart Trunk Light
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Gently Pry Out Housing
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Light Housing Removed

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Dart in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk.

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.

A replacement bulb is part number 562 or 567 which are available from various manufacturers including Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

Other "rigid loop" base bulbs that should be compatible include the # 561, 564, 212-2 and a 44mm LED strip.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.

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Press In Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plug
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
The first two steps are to open the trunk lid and then locate the trunk light bulb housing on the roof of the cargo area.

Insert a small flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the left (driver) side of the housing and gently pry it out.

Press in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding the plug straight out of its socket.

If the trunk light was recently turned on, be careful since old bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Carefully unhook the old rigid loop base bulb from the two metal hooks.

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Rigid Loop Base Bulb
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Insert New 562 Bulb
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New Light Bulb Installed
Insert a new # 562 or 567 rigid loop base bulb in to the housing.

Make sure that the metal hooks at the end of the electrical connectors are securely attached to the loops on the new bulb.

Tip - If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try removing the bulb and flipping it around in its socket.

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Push On Power Plug
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Re-Insert Light Housing
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Trunk Light Bulb Replaced
Push the power plug in to its socket on the side of the light housing.

Re-insert the wires and the right side of the housing first.

Then gently pop in the left side of the housing to secure the retaining clip.

Test the new trunk light bulb by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob or close and open the trunk lid.

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

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