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Fiat 500 Front Turn Signal & DRL Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front turn signal or DRL (daytime running light) bulb in a 2008-2015 Fiat 500 with photos.

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2015 Fiat 500 Turn Signal
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Turn Front Wheels
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Plastic Wheel Well Liner

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 turn signal or DRL (daytime running light) bulb located in the front bumper cover below the headlight housing.

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.

Replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Front Turn Signal # WY21W (also 7440A or 7440NA) and DRL # W21/5W or 7443.

No tools are needed to change either light bulb.

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Pull Open Access Cover
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Access Panel Removed
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Round Plastic Dust Cover
The first step is to turn the steering all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out turn signal or DRL light bulb.

Turning the front wheels will give you more working room in the wheel well to access the bulb sockets.

Gently pull back the release tab on the rectangular access panel before pulling it out of the black plastic wheel well liner or "splash guard".

Set the access cover aside in a safe place.

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DRL & Front Turn Signal
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Twist Off Counterclockwise
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Bulb Sockets Exposed
The DRL (daytime running lamp) bulb socket is located at the top of the housing and the Front Turn Signal light bulb socket is located at the bottom of the housing.

Twist off the round black plastic dust cover a 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction.

Set the dust cap aside in a safe place.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New 7440NA
Rotate the base of the front turn signal light bulb 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 7440NA, 7440A or WY21W.



 

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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DRL Light Bulb
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Pull Out Old Bulb
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Rotate the black plastic base of the DRL light bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 7443 or W21/5W.

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Push In New # 7443
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Both Bulbs Replaced
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Black Plastic Dust Cap
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Orientate Access Cover
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Line Up Plastic Tabs
Line up the black plastic dust cover and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Re-insert the plastic tabs on the inner edge of the access panel and then pop in the retaining clip on the outer edge.

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Replace Access Panel
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Test New Turn Signal
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New DRL Bulb Working
Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights and activating the hazard signals.

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

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