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Jeep Renegade Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt cargo area light bulb in a 1st generation 2015 to 2018 Jeep Renegade SUV with the part numbers.

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2016 Renegade Cargo Area
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2nd Cargo Light - Other Side
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and possibly also the 2019 and 2020 model years) Jeep Renegade SUV in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 200, 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500 500X or 500L, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 2825 (A.K.A. W5W). You can also use brighter LED units.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Light Housing Removed
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Push In Release Tab
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Open Black Plastic Cover
The Jeep Renegade is equipped with two cargo area (or "trunk") lights with one on each side of the SUV.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, I recommend either covering the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the tool in between the front edge of the light housing (closest to the front of the car) and the plastic cargo area panel.

Gently pry out the light housing to release the retaining clip.

Pull the light housing out of the cargo area panel.

Push in the tab on the white plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight out of its socket.

You might need to use a small flathead screwdriver to push in the release tab on the power plug.

Gently pull open the black plastic hinged cover on the back side of the light housing.

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Push In New Light Bulb
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. The old bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Push a new miniature wedge base number 2825 (also known as the W5W) light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you would like to have brighter cargo area lights, install some compatible 2825 LED bulbs.



 

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Snap Closed Cover
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Push In Electrical Connector
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Re-Insert Wires First
Swing closed the black plastic cover over the rear of the light housing.

Push the white plastic power plug straight in to the socket.

First, re-insert the wires in to the rear of the opening in the cargo area panel.

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Pop In Retaining Clip
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Light Housing Replaced
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Testing New Light Bulb
Then gently snap in the retaining clip on the front edge of the light housing.

To test the new cargo area light bulb, close and open the tailgate door or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the interior lights.

For more, please check out all of my Jeep Renegade DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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