How to Change a Signal Light on a 1500 RAM

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The Dodge Ram 1500 pickup is part of the Chrysler full-size truck line. The pickup uses the same bulbs for both the front and rear indicators. Buy 3157 bulbs from an auto parts retail store to replace the indicators in your truck. Change a failed bulb at home to save substantially over a technician's hourly rate. You need to remove the entire light assembly in both cases, but the bulbs are accessible in just a few steps.

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver

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    Front Signal Light

  1. 1

    Open the bonnet of the truck. Remove the screws securing the headlight assembly with a Phillips screwdriver. The retaining screws are located just inside the engine compartment on the corners of the light assembly.

  2. 2

    Pull the light assembly forward out of the front of the truck. Disconnect the electrical connection from the bulb. Pull the turn signal bulb out of the light assembly.

  3. 3

    Insert the new turn signal bulb into the light assembly. Push the electrical connector together until it clicks. Position the light assembly in the front of the truck and replace the retaining screws. Tighten the screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Repeat the process on the opposite side. Close the bonnet.

    Rear Signal Light

  1. 1

    Open the tailgate of the truck. Remove the two screws on the inside edge of the light assembly with a Phillips screwdriver.

  2. 2

    Pull the tail light off the back of the truck. Pull on the outer edge first to release the assembly from the retaining posts.

  3. 3

    Push the locking tab on the side of the wiring harness. Pull the connector apart. Turn the bulb counter-clockwise and remove it. Pull the bulb from the socket. Insert the new bulb into the socket then install it into the assembly. Turn the bulb clockwise until it locks.

  4. 4

    Push the electrical connection together. Insert the tail light assembly, pushing the outer edge until it clicks on the retaining posts.

  5. 5

    Replace the screws on the inside edge of the light and tighten them with the screwdriver. Repeat the steps on the other side if needed. Close the tailgate.

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