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Dodge Challenger Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a 3rd generation 2008-2015 Dodge Challenger with photos.

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2015 Challenger Trunk Light
Gently Pry Out Housing
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 the front windshield window wiper blades.

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.

A replacement bulb is part number 562 or 567 which are available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

If you would like to have a brighter trunk light, choose a compatible 562 LED bulb.

Other "rigid loop" base festoon bulbs that should be compatible include the # 561, 564 and the 212-2.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.

Remove Bulb Housing
Disconnect Power Plug
Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the right (passenger) side of the housing.

Gently pry out the light housing.

Press the release tab on the white plastic electrical connector and slide the plug straight out of its socket.

Old Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Bulb
Carefully unhook the metal loops at the ends of the old bulb from the electrical contact hooks.


Old # 562 Rigid Loop Base
New # 562 In Socket
Insert a new # 562 rigid loop base bulb in to the socket.
Push On Power Plug
Re-Insert Bulb Housing
Push the power plug back in to its socket.

Re-insert the wires on the left (driver) side of the housing in to the opening in the trunk roof first.

Then gently pop in the retaining clip on the right (passenger) side of the housing.

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

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