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Dodge Dart Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the headliner of a 2013 to 2016 Dodge Dart with photo illustrated steps.

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2013 Dart Dome Lights
Insert Flathead Screwdriver
Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Dart in changing a burnt out dome light bulb in the overhead housing above the rear passenger seats or upgrading both bulbs with brighter LED units.

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

The replacement bulb part number is 168 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko.

If you would like to have brighter dome lights, choose some compatible 168 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to access and replace the two light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool used to pry out the lens covers.

Lens Cover Removed
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Old Bulb Exposed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, I'd recommend covering the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic automotive pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the outer edge of the lens cover and the housing.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Gently Pry Out Reflector
Chrome Plastic Reflector
Old Bulb Accessible
Then gently pry out the chrome plastic reflector with the small flathead screwdriver.

Set the reflector aside in a safe place.


Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old Bulb Removed
Old # 168 Bulb
If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful when you remove it since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

Push In New 168 or W5W
Re-Insert Reflector
Re-Insert Plastic Tab
Push a new # 168 or W5W bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 2825, 158, 194 or a compatible LED bulb.

First re-insert the plastic tab on the lens cover in to the housing.

Gently Pop In Lens Cover
Lens Cover Replaced
Test New Dome Light Bulbs
Gently pop in the retaining clips on the other side of the lens cover.

Test the new dome light bulbs by opening a passenger door or by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

For more, check out my other 2013-2016 Dodge Dart DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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