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Dodge Ram 1500 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb on a 4th generation 2009 to 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with pictures.

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2012 RAM 1500 License Light
Look Under Rear Bumper
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013) Dodge RAM 1500 truck in replacing a burnt out license plate light bulb or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Dodge, Ram Trucks, or Chrysler vehicles such as the Dart, Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500, C/V Tradesman,  200, 300 and Town & Country may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement license plate light bulbs are part # 194 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko, Wagner and Philips.

If you would like to have brighter license plate lights, install some compatible 194 LED bulbs.

No tools are needed to replace the license plate light bulbs.

1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Pull Out Light Socket
Move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out license plate light bulb.

Look under the bumper and locate the light grey light bulb socket.

Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.


Pull Old Bulb Straight Out
Light Bulb Socket
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 194 bulb.

You can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 175, W5W, 2825, 2827 or an LED unit.

Push In New # 194 Bulb
Re-Insert Bulb & Socket
Re-insert the bulb and socket back in to the housing before rotating it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.
1/4 Turn Clockwise
Test New License Plate Bulb
Test the new license plate light bulb(s) by turning on the headlights.

For more, check out my other Dodge RAM 1500 Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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