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Ram 1500/2500/3500: Bulb Replacement

NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric conditions change to allow the condensation to change back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually accelerate the clearing process.

Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park And Turn - If Equipped

1. Open the hood.

2. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.

3. Remove the six plastic push-in fasteners that secure the upper radiator seal to the grille support and both fender ledges.

4. Remove the two plastic push-in rivets that secure the upper radiator seal to the radiator.

5. Remove the upper radiator seal from the vehicle.

6. Remove the two headlamp assembly attachment screws.

Bulb Replacement
Headlamp Assembly Attachment Screw Locations

7. Reach into the front wheel house ahead of the front wheel, remove the fastener, and lift the cover over the access hole in the front of the wheel house splash shield. Access to the rear of the lamp can be gained through this access hole.

8. Reach through the access hole of the wheel house splash shield and lift the slide lock upward far enough to disengage it from the lock post on the back of the front lamp unit housing.

Bulb Replacement
Slide Lock

9. Remove the headlamp assembly. Grasp the outboard edge of the lamp and pull it straight forward to disengage the ball stud from the plastic grommet.

10. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the bulb socket.

11. Replace bulb(s) as necessary.

CAUTION!

  • Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
  • Always use the correct bulb size and type for replacement. An incorrect bulb size or type may overheat and cause damage to the lamp, the bulb socket, or the lamp wiring.

NOTE: There are access covers over both headlamp bulb access holes in the quad front lamp unit housing (if equipped). These covers MUST be reinstalled after the bulb has been replaced.

Fog Lamps - If Equipped

1. Reach under and behind the front bumper to access the back of the front fog lamp housing.

2. Disconnect the fog lamp wiring harness connector from the fog lamp bulb.

3. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise ¼ turn to unlock the bulb from the housing.

4. Pull the bulb straight out from the housing.

CAUTION! Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.

Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal And Backup Lamps

1. Remove the two screws that pass through the bed sheetmetal.

Bulb Replacement
Tail Lamp Screw Locations

2. Pull the outboard side of the lamp rearward far enough to unsnap the two receptacles on the outboard side of the lamp housing from the two plastic snap post retainers in the outer box side panel.

Bulb Replacement
Pulling Out The Tail Lamp

3. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the bulb socket.

4. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise 1/4 turn to unlock it from the housing.

5. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.

CAUTION! Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.

6. Reverse the procedure to install the bulb and housing.

Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With Cargo Lamp

1. Remove the two screws holding the housing/lens to the body as shown.

Bulb Replacement
CHMSL Mounting Screw Locations

2. Separate the connector holding the housing and wiring harness to the body.

Bulb Replacement
CHMSL Connector Location

3. Turn the desired bulb socket ¼ turn and remove the socket and bulb from housing.

4. Pull the desired bulb straight from the socket.

Bulb Replacement
CHMSL Bulb And Socket

CAUTION! Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.

  • Outside Bulbs: Cargo Lamps
  • Inside Bulb: Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp

5. Reverse the procedure for installation of bulbs and housing.

Cab Top Clearance Lamps - If Equipped

1. Remove the two screws from the top of the lamp.

Bulb Replacement
Removing Rear Screw From Clearance Lamp

2. Rotate the bulb socket ¼ turn and pull it from the lamp assembly.

Bulb Replacement
Removing Bulb Socket From Clearance Lamp

3. Pull the bulb straight from it's socket and replace.

Bulb Replacement
Removing The Bulb From The Bulb Socket

Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) - If Equipped

1. Loosen the two screws and the housing to gain access to the bulb sockets.

Bulb Replacement
Screw Locations

2. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise to access the bulb.

3. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket.

4. Reverse the procedure for installation of the bulbs and housing.

Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) - If Equipped

Bulb Replacement
Side Marker Lamp Locations

1. Push rearward on the side marker lamp assembly.

2. Pull the entire assembly from the fender.

3. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise and remove from assembly to access the bulb.

4. Pull the bulb straight out from socket.

5. Reverse the procedure for installation of the bulbs and housing.

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