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Dodge Avenger License Plate Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid of a 2011-2014 Dodge Avenger sedan with photos.

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2012 Avenger License Plate
License Plate Light Bulb
Loosen Torx Screw
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the revised (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) Dodge Avenger sedan in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid.

Owners of other Chrysler Group vehicles with similar license plate light housings such as the Dart, Challenger, Durango, Charger, Grand Caravan, 200, 300, RAM C/V Tradesman, Jeep Patriot, Compass and Cherokee may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part number 2825, which is available from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Maxell, PIAA and Eiko. You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 175, 194, W5W or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a Torx T-20 star bit screwdriver.

Remove 2nd Torx Screw
Two Torx T20 Screws
Pull Out Light Housing
The first step is to remove the two screws located on the sides of the license plate light bulb housing by rotating them counter clockwise with the Torx T20 screwdriver.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

Carefully reach in and pull the light housing out of the underside of the trunk lid.

Light Housing Removed
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Remove Bulb Socket
Rotate the black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the light housing.


Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old # 2825 Bulb
Push In New # 2825 Bulb
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 2825 bulb.

You may also use any other compatible miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 175, 194, W5W or a brighter LED unit.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Re-Insert Light Housing
Spin In Two Torx Screws
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Carefully re-insert one side of the light housing in to the trunk lid and spin in one of the screws by hand to hold it in place.

Tighten Torx T20 Screws
Turn Clockwise
Test New Light Bulb
Re-insert the other side of the light housing and replace the second screw.

Tighten both of the screws by turning them in the clockwise direction with the Torx T-20 screwdriver until they are snug.

Do not over tighten the screws to avoid cracking the plastic light housing.

Test the new license plate light bulb by turning on the headlights.

For more, check out my other Dodge Avenger Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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