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Dodge Journey DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair and vehicle maintenance "how-to" tutorials for the 1st generation 2009 to 2016 Dodge Journey SUV.

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Dodge Journey Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Journey Key Fob Battery

1. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of your first generation Dodge Journey can become weak or quit working entirely.

Click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left to view my DIY instructions for the key fob battery replacement procedure.

   

Dodge Journey Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Journey Map Light Bulbs

2. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out overhead map light bulb in your 1st generation Dodge Journey or replace both with brighter LED units, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Dodge Journey Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Journey Dome Light Bulb

3. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The "dome" light bulb in a 1st generation '09-'16 Dodge Journey is located over the rear passenger seats.

Take a look at my quick DIY instructions for changing the bulb by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Dodge Journey Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Journey Cargo Light Bulb

4. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Tail Gate Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The 1st generation Journey features a light on the underside of the tail gate with two bulbs inside of it to illuminate the cargo or "trunk" area of the SUV.

If you need to change a burnt out bulb, or upgrade them both to brighter LED units, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Dodge Journey Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Journey Tail Light Bulbs

5. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a first generation Dodge Journey contain the brake, reverse and rear turn signal light bulbs.

Some models are equipped with LED brake lights that should last the life time of the vehicle. (The steps should be the same or similar for the related Fiat Freemont.)

   

Dodge Journey License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Journey License Lights

6. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

 

   

Dodge Journey Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Journey Rear Wiper Blade

7. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
   

Dodge Journey HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Journey Cabin Air Filter

8. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your 1st generation Dodge Journey isn't blowing as hard any more or smells a bit funky, you probably need to clean or replace the cabin air filter element in the blower motor housing.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left. (Owners of the Fiat Freemont should also find this useful.)



 

Dodge Journey Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Journey Door Panel

9. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor in your Dodge Journey, you'll first need to take off the interior door panels.

To view my detailed DIY instructions for the door panel removal procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Dodge Journey Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Journey Headlight Bulbs

10. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of the 1st generation Dodge Journey SUV contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and side marker light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left. (Owners of the related Fiat Freemont should also find the guide to be helpful.)

   

Dodge Journey Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Journey Windshield Wipers

11. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
   

Dodge Journey 3.6L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Journey Engine Air Filter

12. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Pentastar V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
   

Dodge Journey Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Journey Electrical Fuse

13. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The first step to troubleshooting any electrical problem with your 1st generation Dodge Journey is to check for a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse panels.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Dodge Journey Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Journey Fog Light Bulbs

14. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

 

   

Dodge Journey Pentastar 3.6L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
Journey 3.6L V6 Oil Change

15. 2011-2016 Dodge Journey Pentastar 3.6L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 1st generation Dodge Journey running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the cartridge filter in the Chrysler Pentastar 3.6 liter V6 engine.

If you own a 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 Journey with the Pentastar 3.6L, check out my DIY tutorial for the oil change procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Dodge Journey Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Journey Front Brake Pads

16. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking or squealing sound coming from the front of your 1st generation Dodge Journey when you hit the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front disc brake pads.

To view my detailed DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   


Journey Rear Brake Pads

17. 2009-2016 Dodge Journey Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads of a 1st generation Dodge Journey tend to last about twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from about 60,000 to over 100,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

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