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Dodge Durango Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam, turn signal or side marker bulb in a 2011 to 2015 Dodge Durango.

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2014 Durango Headlight
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Passenger Side Headlight
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Engine Air Filter Box

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & also 2016 in Canada) Dodge Durango SUV in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in the headlight housings.

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

Replacement bulbs for the 2014 and 2015 model years with their part numbers are as follows: Low / High Beam Dual Filament Combination # 9012 and Front Turn Signal # 3157NAK or 3157NA.

The part numbers for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 model years are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005, Front Turn Signal 7444NA and Side Marker # 2825 (also 168 or W5W).

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Flip Down Metal Latch
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Release 2nd Metal Latch
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Lift Off Air Box Cover

The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out headlight bulb.

To access the front turn signal light bulb on the driver side of the vehicle, you'll have to remove the engine air filter box.

(If you need to change a burnt out turn signal light bulb on the passenger side, you can skip ahead.)

Start by flipping down the two metal latches on the right side of the air box cover to release them.

Lift off the top half of the air box.

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Remove Engine Air Filter
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Loosen Hose Clamp
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Pull Off Rubber Hose
Pull out the engine air filter element and set it aside in a safe place.

Loosen the metal hose clamp that secures the rubber air intake hose to the air box by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the flathead screwdriver.

Pull the air intake hose off the air box.

Then pull the smaller rubber tube off the side of the air box.

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Set Aside Air Box Cover
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Disconnect Pop Rivet
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Pull Off Rubber Seal
Set the top half of the engine air box aside in a safe place.

Pull out the green plastic pop rivet fasteners that secure the plastic air intake assembly to the front of the engine bay.

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Disconnect Cable Harness
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Lift Out Bottom of Air Box
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Remove Air Intake Assembly
Pry out the pop rivet that secures the wire harness to the side of the air box.

Firmly pull the lower half of the air box out of the engine bay to disengage the friction fasteners.

Set the air box aside in a safe place.

Remove the air intake assembly and set it aside with the two halves of the air box.

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Lower Air Box Removed
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Driver Side Turn Signal
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
Once the air box is out of the way, you can easily access the driver side turn signal.

Rotate the black and green plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Passenger Side Turn Signal
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Bulb Socket Removed
In the pictures above, you'll see how the passenger side turn signal bulb socket is easily accessed with out any extra steps.
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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Push In New Bulb
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Turn Signal Bulb Housing
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new one.

For the 2014 and 2015 model years, install a new number 3157NAK or 3157NA bulb.

The 2011, 2012 and 2013 model years require a # 7444NA bulb.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push Down Lower Air Box
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Bottom Air Box Secured
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

To re-install the air box, first firmly push down the lower half of the box in to the engine bay.



 

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Connect Rubber Tube
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Push On Air Intake Hose
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Tighten Hose Clamp
Re-connect the rubber tube on the left side of the air box cover.

Push the air intake hose on to the air box cover.

Tighten the hose clamp in the clockwise direction with the flathead screwdriver.

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Re-Insert Engine Air Filter
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Slide Tabs In To Slots
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Flip Up Metal Latches
Replace the engine air filter in to the bottom half of the air box.

Slide the two tabs on the top half of the air box in to their corresponding slots on the right side of the bottom half of the air box.

Flip up the two metal latches on the right side of the air box to secure the top half in place.

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Replace Rubber Gasket
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Air Box Re-Assembled
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Turn Front Wheels
Push the green plastic pop rivets on the rubber gasket in to the air intake assembly.

To access the combination low and high beam dual filament headlight bulb in a 2014 or 2015 Durango, you'll need to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction.

Turning the front wheels will create enough working room in the wheel well to reach the round plastic access cover.

The procedure for replacing a low beam and/or high beam bulb in the earlier 2011, 2012 and 2013 model years should be the same or very similar.

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Headlight Access Cover
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Twist Counterclockwise
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Remove Access Cover
Rotate the round black plastic access cover 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before removing it.

Set the access cover aside in a safe place.

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Black Plastic Dust Cover
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Low / High Beam Bulb
Rotate the round black plastic dust cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it.

Set the dust cap aside in a safe place.

Once the cap has been removed, you'll be able to see the old combination low/high beam headlight bulb.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Disconnect Power Plug
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Remove Old Headlight Bulb
Rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it out of the housing.

Press the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old bulb.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push Plug On New Bulb
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Install New Headlight Bulb
Avoid touching the glass part of the new bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

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

Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the new headlight bulb.

The 2014 and 2015 model years use a dual filament low/high beam bulb which is part number 9012.

The 2011, 2012 and 2013 model years use the following bulbs: Low Beam # H11 and High Beam # 9005.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Line Up Plastic Dust Cover
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
The front side marker bulb socket on the 2011, 2012 and 2013 model years should be easily accessible through the headlight bulb access cover.

Remove the side marker bulb socket by rotating it 1/4 turn counterclockwise. Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new number 2825 or 168.

The 2014 and 2015 Durango models have an LED side marker light that should last the life time of the SUV.

Replace the black plastic dust cap by rotating it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Re-Insert Access Cover
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Secure
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
Re-insert the round black plastic access cover and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Test the new bulbs by turning on the headlights, flashing the high beams and activating the hazard signals.

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

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