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Fiat 500 Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front side marker light bulb in the bumper of a 2008-2015 Fiat 500 with photo illustrated steps.

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2015 Fiat 500 Side Marker
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Plastic Access Panel
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Push Back Retaining Clip

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the "new" Type 312 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) Fiat 500 hatchback supermini car in changing a burnt out front side marker light bulb located in the bumper cover.

Owners of other Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles such as the 4C, Giulia, 200, 300, Town & Country, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Renegade, Cherokee, Patriot, 1500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement front side marker light bulb is part number W3W or 2821. You may also be able to use any miniature wedge base bulbs such as # 168, W5W, 2825, 194 or an LED unit.

No tools are needed to access and replace the light bulb.

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Access Cover Removed
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DRL / Turn Signal Housing
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Side Marker Housing
The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way to the opposite direction of the burnt out side marker.

Turning the front wheels will allow more working room for you to access the bulb socket.

Gently push back the retaining clip before pulling out the rectangular black plastic access panel in the wheel well liner or "splash guard".

Set the access cover aside in a safe place.

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Side Marker Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Bulb Socket Removed
Reach in to the bumper cover and rotate the small bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it from the housing.



 

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New # W3W Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # W3W or 2821 bulb.

Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Line Up Plastic Tabs
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Re-Insert Access Panel
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Test New Side Marker Bulb
Line up the plastic tabs on the access panel and re-insert them in to the wheel well liner.

Push on the outer edge of the access cover to secure the retaining clip in place.

Test the new front side marker light bulb by turning on the headlights.

For more, check out my other 2008-2015 Fiat 500 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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