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Old 12-28-2011, 10:33 PM
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1 week old Durango . . . the RH Rear turn bulb occasionally will not light. Rather than hassle of taking to dealer, I thought I would try to re-seat it myself, but I am not sure how to get to the bulb.

I am assuming the little round caps will pop out, exposing a screw, but they seem really tight, and I do not want to break anything.

Anyone know correct procedure for replacing bulb in 2012 Durango?

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Old 12-29-2011, 08:45 AM
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Looks like they should pop out, but i would still take it to the dealer....
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:30 AM
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Yes, they are two-piece and you need to get under the center with a small screwdriver or trim tool and pop them out
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:32 PM
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Looks like it is going to dealer, even though I tried.

I got the light assembly out, but now I see a bigger problem. It is not just the bulb being loose. There is something strange with the wiring.

The problem is not just with the turn signal, the running light is not working either.

With running lights off, the turn signal functions, but is burning the small filament (not the bright one). . . If the running lights are turned on, nothing in RH Rear works.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:34 AM
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For anyone thinking of replacing bulbs, the first step is to remove the 2 plastic fasteners shown in the first post. I thought it might be a cap over a screw, but instead it is a "panel fastener". . . photo attached

Remove the two fasteners, by pulling the center plug straight back, after the fasteners are removed, the tail-light housing will pull straight back.
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My right hand rear turn signal bulb has burned out. I just pulled the two pins on inside of rear frame but could not get the tail light assembly to come out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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My right hand rear turn signal bulb has burned out. I just pulled the two pins on inside of rear frame but could not get the tail light assembly to come out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
i just did this. grab the light assembly firmly and wiggle until it comes loose. There are 2 metal pins that are holding it in place on the side closest to the fender.
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I used the flat blade to wedge in opposite the metal body screws as a pry. The older the vehicle the harder it is to remove.
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Thanks guys for the input I used a flat piece of metal and pushed and pulled and the housing finally came out. That was really hard to get to maneuver out. The reason I asked for assistance was it was so hard I figured it would break. Had to really strong arm it. Again Thanks....
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