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Dodge Journey Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb above the rear passenger seats of a 2009-2014 Dodge Journey.

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2013 Journey Dome Light
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Notch In Lens Cover On Left
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This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Dodge Journey SUV in changing a burnt out overhead dome light bulb above the 2nd row passenger seats.

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

A replacement "festoon" or "fuse" style bulb is part number 212-2 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko, and PIAA. You may also use a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to access the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry open the hinged translucent lens cover.

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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Swing Open Hinged Cover
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
The first step is to locate the small notch on the left side of the dome light bulb housing.

Carefully insert the blade of your small flathead screwdriver in to the notch and gently pry out the left side of the lens cover.

Swing open the hinged lens cover from the left (driver) side over to the right (passenger) side.

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

I recommend buying the Sylvania 212-2 LL long life light bulbs since they tend to last for years.

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Old # 212-2 Festoon Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # 212-2 Bulb
Push a new # 212-2 festoon style bulb straight in to the socket.
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Swing Lens Cover Closed
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Pop In Left Side of Lens
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Test New Dome Light Bulb
Swing the hinged lens cover closed and gently snap the left side in to place.

Test the new dome light bulb by pressing the "On'/Off" button marked with a small "+" sign.

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

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