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Dodge Durango Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 3rd generation 2011 to 2015 Dodge Durango.

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2014 Durango Map Lights
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover

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 map light bulb in the overhead console or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

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.

A replacement map light bulb is part number 2825 or W5W.

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

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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Tabs On Front Edge
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Lens Cover Removed
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Gently Bend Down Reflector
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Carefully insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the rear edge of the lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the retaining clip at the center of the rear edge.

Remove the two tabs on the front edge of the lens cover (closest to the windshield).

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

You might be able to pull out the old bulb.

I wasn't able to get a good grip on the bulb, so I carefully bent down the metal reflector piece to gain better access.

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Rubber Glove - Pull Out Bulb
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Old W5W Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
If you have trouble gripping the old bulb with your fingers, try putting on a rubber glove.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Push In New W5W or 168
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Bend Reflector In Place
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Re-Insert Tabs On Front Edge
Push a new # 2825 or W5W bulb straight in to the socket.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 158, 2825, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

If you bent down the metal reflector, gently bend it back in to place.

Line up the plastic lens cover and first re-insert the two plastic tabs on the front edge (close to the windshield).

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Gently Pop In Retaining Clip
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Press "On/Off" Button
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Very gently snap in the plastic retaining clip at the rear edge of the lens cover.

Push on the "+" sign near the rear edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off' switch and test the new map light bulb.

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

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