Paul's Travel Pictures

Chrysler 200 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a low/high beam, turn signal and side marker light bulbs in the headlights of a 2011-2014 Chrysler 200.

Main Menu                 Home                Digital Cameras                Misc. Pictures                 Articles                 My Blog

2013 Chrysler 200 Headlight
Turn Front Wheels
Wheel Well Liner Fastener
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 combination low & high beam (dual filament) bulb, front turn signal bulb or side marker light bulb in the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles 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.

Replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low/High Beam # 9012 (A.K.A. "HIR2"), Front Turn Signal # 3157A (also 3157NA or 3157NAK) and Front Side Marker Light Bulb # 2825 (also 168 or W5W).

To access the Low/High beam headlight bulb or side marker bulb, you'll need a 7mm socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet and a flathead screwdriver.

No tools are needed to replace the front turn signal light bulbs.

Remove 2nd 7mm Screw
Pry Out Center of Pop Rivet
Remove Plastic Fastener
If you need to change a low/high beam bulb or front side marker, the first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out bulb to create extra working room in the wheel well.

Remove the two screws near the outer edge of the black plastic wheel well liner by turning them counterclockwise with the 7mm socket and 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

Pry out the center part of the black plastic pop rivet fastener located further inward on the wheel well liner with a flathead screwdriver. Then pull out the rest of the fastener.

Pull Back Wheel Well Liner
Twist Off Plastic Dust Cap
Low/High Beam Bulb
Gently pull back the plastic wheel well liner or "splash guard" to access the rear of the headlight assembly.

Rotate the round black plastic dust cover counterclockwise before removing it to expose the low/high beam bulb.

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Disconnect Power Plug
Philips 12V 55W # 9012
Rotate the base of the old low/beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

Pry up the retaining clip on the light grey electrical connector before pulling the plug straight off the base of the old bulb.

Electrical Connector
Empty Bulb Socket
Insert New # 9012 Bulb
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

Insert a new # 9012 headlight bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Replace Plastic Dust Cover
Front Side Marker Socket
Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new headlight bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

Replace the round black plastic dust cover by twisting it on in the clockwise direction.

The front side marker bulb socket is located just above the headlight bulb and closer to the outer edge of the assembly.


1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Old # 2825 Light Bulb
Side Marker Light Housing
Rotate the side marker bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 2825 bulb.

If necessary, you may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, W5W, 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Replace Wheel Splash Guard
Tighten Two 7mm Screws
Re-insert the bulb socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the plastic wheel well liner back in to place.

Replace the two screws along the outer edge of the wheel well liner and tighten them in the clockwise direction with the 7mm socket and ratcheting wrench.

Push In Plastic Fastener
Front Turn Signal Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Push in the black plastic fastener and then pop in the center piece to secure it in place.

To replace the front turn signal light bulb, just reach in behind the headlight assembly to access the black plastic socket.

Turn Signal Bulb Socket
Remove Bulb Socket
Pull Out Old # 3157A Bulb
Rotate the turn signal bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 3157A. You may also use a # 3157NA or 3157NAK bulb.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Test New Headlight Bulbs
Testing High Beam
Re-insert the turn signal bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Test the new bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

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 2019 ©
 All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy     About Paul & Author Contact Info