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Dodge Charger Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the overhead map light bulbs in a 2006 to 2010 Dodge Charger with picture illustrated instructions.

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Overhead Map Lights
Pry Out Clear Lens Cover
Gently Remove Lens
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2006-2010 Dodge Charger in replacing a burnt out overhead map light bulb.

Owners of other Dodge or Chrysler vehicles such as the 300, 300C, Magnum, Challenger, Caliber, Journey, Avenger, Nitro, Durango, Grand Caravan, 200 and Town & Country minivan may also find this guide to be useful.

Replacement overhead map light bulbs from Sylvania and other manufacturers are part # 578.

If you would like to have brighter map lights, install some compatible 578 LED bulbs.

To replace the bulbs, you'll need a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool and possibly a pair of needle nose pliers.

Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver into the sides of the clear plastic lens covering the map light and gently pry it out.

Lens Cover Removed
Metal Reflector Over Bulb
Pull Off Metal Cover
Behind the clear plastic lens cover there is a metal reflector piece over the map light bulb.

Gently pull off the cover or pry it out with the flathead screwdriver.

Try to avoid bending the metal cover so that it can be re-installed properly later.

Map Light Bulb Exposed
Pliers - Pull Out Old Bulb
Old # 578 Light Bulb
Remove the old light bulb with our thumb and forefinger or by pulling it out with some needle nose pliers.


Light Bulb Socket
Push In New # 578 Bulb
Press Button - Test Bulb
Push a new # 578 light bulb in to the socket and toggle the switch to test the new bulb.

If you would like to have brighter and longer lasting map lights, install some compatible 578 LED bulbs.

Re-Install Metal Cover
Metal Cover Over Bulb
Line Up Clear Lens Cover
Line up the metal bulb cover and snap it back into place. Then orientate the clear plastic lens cover and snap that back into place as well.
Snap Lens In Place
Press Button
Test New Light Bulb
Push the light switch again to test the new map light bulb.

For more, check out my Dodge Charger Maintenance & Repair Guides page.

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