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Dodge Challenger Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low & high beam bulb in the headlights of a 3rd generation 2008-2015 Dodge Challenger.

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2015 Challenger Headlight
Pull Off Plastic Cover
Radiator Cover Removed
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & possibly also the 2016 model year) Dodge Challenger in changing a burnt out combination low / high beam headlight bulb or front turn signal light bulb.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Charger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, and Ram C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs for the 2008-2013 model years are as follows: Dual Low & High Beam # H13 and Front Turn Signal # 4157NA or 4157NAK.

The 2015 & 2016 Challenger models are equipped with a # 9012 Low & High Beam bulb and an LED front turn signal.

No tools are needed to access and replace the bulbs.

Rear of Headlight Housing
Plastic Dust Cover
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Open the hood and move to the side of the car with the burnt out headlight bulb.

Gently pull off the black plastic radiator cover to release the metal friction fasteners.

Set the cover aside in a safe place.

Look behind the headlight housing and locate the round black plastic cover.

Rotate the cover 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight off the rear of the housing.

Set the cap aside in a safe place.

Old Low/High Beam Bulb
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Pull Out Old Bulb
Rotate the base of the old combination low and high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the socket.
Pull Back Retaining Clip
Old Bulb Removed
Philips 9012 Halogen
Gently pull back the retaining clip on the electrical connector before sliding the plug off the base of the old bulb.

The 2008 to 2014 Challenger models are equipped with an H13 dual low / high beam halogen bulb.

This 2015 Challenger and probably also the 2016 model year are equipped with a 9012 low/high beam bulb.


Push On Power Plug
Empty Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Avoid touching the glass part of the new bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

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

Insert a new # H13 or 9012 halogen bulb (depending on your model year) in to the socket.

Rotate the base of the new bulb 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Replace Round Cover
Test New Headlight Bulb
Line Up Plastic Panel
Twist on the round black plastic dust cap a 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it in place.

To replace a front turn signal light bulb on the 2008 to 2014 model years, rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise to remove it.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 4157NA or 4157NAK bulb.

Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push In Friction Fasteners
Radiator Cover Replaced
Headlight Bulb Replaced
Line up the metal friction fasteners on the back side of the plastic radiator cover with their corresponding slots on the vehicle.

Gently pop the clips back in to place to secure the radiator cover panel.

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

For more, check out my other 2008-2015 Dodge Challenger DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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