Paul's Travel Pictures

Chrysler 200 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 1st generation 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 sedan with pictures.

Main Menu                 Home                Digital Cameras                Misc. Pictures                 Articles                 My Blog

2013 Chrysler 200 Dome Light
Notch On Right Side
Pry Open Plastic Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Chrysler 200 sedan in changing a burnt out dome light bulb or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles with similar dome light housings such as the Avenger, 300, Town & Country, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass, 1500, 2500, 3500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement "rigid loop" or "festoon" style bulb is part number 578 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko or PIAA.

If you would like to have a brighter dome light, install a compatible 578 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry open the hinged plastic lens cover.

Swing Open Hinged Cover
Lens Cover Open To Left
Pull Out Old # 578 Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may want to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the small notch on the right side of the plastic lens cover.

Gently pry open the hinged lens cover and swing it over to the left side of the housing.

If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.

Old # 578 Bulb Removed
Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New # 578 Bulb
Push a new # 578 rigid loop or "festoon" base bulb straight in to the socket.

(Tip - If you install an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try switching it around in the socket.)


Push In Left Side of Housing
Swing Lens Cover Closed
Gently Pop In Right Side
If the left side of the housing partially fell out of the headliner, push it back in to place.

Swing the hinged lens cover closed towards the right side of the housing.

Gently pop in the right side of the lens cover back in to place.

Lens Cover Replaced
Press Unlock Button
Test New Dome Light Bulb
Test the new dome light bulb by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob or by opening a passenger door.

For more, check out my other Chrysler 200 DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides.

If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the "Donate" button located to the right of this paragraph. Thank you!
(Note: I am not a registered charity. Donations are not tax deductible.)

Please help support this website by shopping at Thank You! 

Main Menu            Home            My Digital Cameras            Misc. Pictures            Articles            My Blog


Copyright 2020 ©
 All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy     About Paul & Author Contact Info