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Dodge Ram 1500 Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear passenger dome light bulb in a fourth generation 2009-2013 Dodge RAM 1500 truck.

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Ram 1500 Dome Light
Pry Open At Notch
Swing Lens Cover Open
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 changing a burnt out bulb in the rear passenger overhead dome light housing.

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.

A replacement double end cap "fuse" style dome light bulb is part # 578 or 212-2 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, Eiko, and GE.

If you would like to have a brighter dome light, choose a compatible 578 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

Dome Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Bulb
# 578 or # 212-2 Bulb
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the right (driver side) of the dome light bulb lens cover.

Gently pry out the driver side of the translucent plastic lens cover and swing the cover open to the left (passenger side).

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


Dome Bulb Socket
Push In New Bulb
New Bulb Installed
Push a new # 578 or 212-2 bulb straight in to the socket.

(Tip - If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.)

Swing Cover Closed
Snap Cover In Place
Test New Dome Light Bulb
Swing the lens cover closed to the right (driver side) and gently snap it back in to place.

Test the new dome light bulb by opening the door or pressing the unlock button on the key fob.

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

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