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Old 03-19-2012, 08:57 PM
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Lifted up my hood tonight and found that my light bulb was out. Could someone please tell me the procedure in removing and replacing the bulb. I have a 2006 Ram 1500.

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Old 03-19-2012, 09:31 PM
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I believe you need to purchase the whole assembly. It's stupid money at the dealer, $21.95 at Sears and I believe I've seen it for as low as $12 on ebay NIB...

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:21 PM
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you can replace the bulb itself.. i did it in my old 02.. it does comes apart. kind of a pain.. it is the same light from at least 02 to 06 as i now have an 06 myself.. but it was a while back i replaced it and i dont remember how exactly it came apart or what bulb it takes.. but it does come apart.. i can let u know tomorrow exatly which bulb it is..
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acording to sylvania.com it requires the 561 bulb for the under the hood light.
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Well hell, that's the last time I believe the Ram service manual...
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since when was a service manual ever 100% right. my snowmobile service manual says there is no serviceable parts in the fuel pump but you can buy a rebuild kit for it. the manual mentioned nothing about a rebuild kit. they are in it for the money.
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Cool. Let me know what you find.
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Wait....The 02 - 06 has a underhood lamp. I dont. Please advise. It looks like a light was never there. Am I missing something?? I have an 05 Ram.
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Wait....The 02 - 06 has a underhood lamp. I dont. Please advise. It looks like a light was never there. Am I missing something?? I have an 05 Ram.
Believe it or not it was an option. Although many "packages" included it so most have it. But I've been under the hood of more than a couple Rams that have not had one.

The light (that I pictured above) and the wire loom kit are available all over the place and I've seen the whole package on ebay for around $20. You already have the plug, so it's not a biggie to add it...
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haha I have one of those lights. I tried to replace the bulb and the lense shatterd and the prongs broke. A fine piece of engineering.
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That bulb is horrible. There is an LED alternative for it:
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...L4410-xHP9.htm
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What years came with the hood light. My 05 doesnt have one
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02 and on, you had to have it as part of an option group. It's easy enough to add if you really want it.
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I have an SLT and it was oem on mine.
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I have a SLT also. Adding it wouldnt be that hard, since my truck lights up the night. Is there a harness for it that is easily accessible.

Can somebody post a pic of the factory underhood light. I am curious to see it.
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My truck with a sticker price of $37,700 didn't even come with an underhood light. It's an optional "convenience" package that includes a glovebox light as well. What a joke.
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I can post a pic of my broken one when I get home from work if no one else does.
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you could probably add a LED light strip or 2 under the hood. i have seen a couple of people do it and it looks good. it would not be too hard to add. i would maybe guess it might cost no more than $20 for all you would need to install led's unless you want to go with a stock light.
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I have a SLT also. Adding it wouldnt be that hard, since my truck lights up the night. Is there a harness for it that is easily accessible.

Can somebody post a pic of the factory underhood light. I am curious to see it.
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Thats interesting, mines on the other side closer to the battery.
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