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Jeep Renegade Front Quarter Panel Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front quarter panel side marker light bulb on a 1st generation 2015 to 2018 Jeep Renegade.

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2016 Jeep Renegade SUV
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Front Quarter Panel Side Marker

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 front side marker light bulb located in the housing attached to the front quarter panel near the headlight assembly.

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 2821 (also known as W3W). You can also choose to install compatible LED units.

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

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Side Marker Bulb Housing
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Opening In Front Fender
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out side marker light bulb.

Look in to the opening between the front quarter panel and the headlight housing.

Locate the bright orange side marker bulb housing and the metal retaining clip.

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Push To Release Clip
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Bulb Housing Released
Use a flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool to gently push down the metal retaining clip to release the light housing from the fender.

Gently pull the light housing out of the front quarter panel.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Rotate the black and brown plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

(If the old light bulb was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers. Allow it to cool off before touching it.)

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Push In New Light Bulb
Push a new miniature wedge base number 2821 light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you'd like to have brighter front side marker lights, install some compatible LED bulbs.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Re-Insert Hook Bottom Edge
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Lower the hook at the bottom of the light housing back in to its corresponding opening in the front quarter panel.

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Pop In Retaining Clip
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Test New Side Marker Bulb
Then gently snap in the metal retaining clip at the top of the light housing.

To test the new front side marker light bulb, turn on the headlights or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the exterior lights.

(If you need to change a burnt out Side View Mirror Turn Signal Light Bulb, click on the preceding link for the DIY tutorial.)

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

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