: Rear turn signal light change. Question...
04-21-2011, 05:32 PM
Hi! The drivers side rear turn signal light is out on my SE. I've search and searched for a how-to on changing the bulb, but I haven't found anything. Can anyone explain how to get to the bulb? My dealership wants $35 to change it, and I'm confident it isn't a tedious job and I can do it on my own, I just have no clue where to begin!
I've been a lurker here for a few months, you all are full of knowledge so I figured I'd ask. Thanks in advance!:)
04-21-2011, 05:42 PM
It should be pretty easy. Theres a little molding right above it you should be able to push down and outward to remove. There's a plastic wing nut you'll see inside the trunk that holds it and the lining inside the trunk. Inside that lining there's a connector that hooks up to the assm. There's a clip on the connector you'll need to slidr outward and push down on the little paddle and pull the connector off. you can wiggle it out without unhooking that connector . there is another wing nut under the linner you have to take off, Then you should be able to pull the assm out. Just turn the socket counter clockwise and pop it out. The bulb just pulls out of the socket.
They might have the instructions on webelectrics site. You have to pull it out to put on sequencail turn signals.
04-21-2011, 05:50 PM
It shows you how to get it out in these instulation instruction under online instructions.
WebElectric Products - Sequential Turn Signals, Sequential Taillights, Sequential Tail Lights, Dynamite Stick Sequential, Pulsing Brake Light Pulser Flasher, One Touch Convertible Top, Dynamite Stick, One Touch Turn Signals, Daytime Running Lights, L (http://www.webelectricproducts.com/)
04-21-2011, 05:56 PM
I forgot to say welcome to the forum ....WELCOME
04-21-2011, 07:41 PM
Thank you so much! Seems simple enough. I'll attempt it tomorrow. Thanks again!
Owners manual -on line version available for download:
My Dodge: Dodge Owners Service Manuals - Dodge Cars, Trucks, Minivans, SUVs, Wagons, Hatchbacks (http://www.dodge.com/en/owners/manuals/index.html)
Tail/Turn and Stop Lamp
1. Open the trunk.
2. Using a screwdriver, remove the tail lamp retainer.
3. Remove the fasteners from the back of the tail lamp
4. Pull back the trunk liner.
5. Remove the remaining fasteners from the back of the
tail lamp assembly.
6. Pull the tail lamp assembly clear from the vehicle to
access the bulbs.
7. Push the electrical connector locking tab to the side.
8. Disconnect the electrical connector.
9. Turn the appropriate bulb and socket assembly counterclockwise
to remove it from the tail lamp assembly.
10. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
11. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the tail
lamp assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
04-21-2011, 08:19 PM
Whatever is easier for you but the website does show pictures that might help.
High Rise Torker
04-22-2011, 06:56 PM
Sylvania LL 3057. Five bucks a pair. Very easy bulb to replace. No tools necessary.
04-22-2011, 11:57 PM
Okay, so today, while I was driving to AutoZone, funny enough, the turn signal stopped blinking fast. When I got out to check...the bulb was working again. I went ahead and bought bulbs anyway, but seriously? You made me crazy for 3 days...just to start working again?!
I'm thinking this may be an electrical problem, but my boyfriend isn't too worried about it. What do you guys think? I have an oil change appointment next Friday, so I'll let them know about the issue, just in case.
04-23-2011, 07:01 AM
filament probably let go on one side and you hit a bump or pothole and knocked it back into place so it will work again for a day or two. change them out.
06-08-2011, 01:02 PM
Hey! I forgot about this thread, but the update is that I changed out the light in about 10 minutes, it was super easy; next time I'm sure it will be faster. Saved me 30 bucks, so I'm a happy girl! Thanks for the help!