Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Interior Lights

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Removal & Installation



Dome/Map/Cargo Light
  1. Using a small prytool, carefully remove the cover lens from the lamp assembly. Pry slots are provided.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out.
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To install:

  1. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
  2.  
  3. Push the bulb into place. Clean the glass surface.
  4.  
  5. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
  6.  
  7. Install the cover lens until its retaining tabs are properly engaged.
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Fig. Removing the dome light lens



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Fig. Removing the dome light bulb

Instrument Cluster Light Bulbs
  1. Remove the instrument cluster.
  2.  
  3. To replace bulbs, turn the bulb holder CCW and pull out.
  4.  
  5. Instruments can be accessed by separating the lens, hood and housing from the mask/gauge assembly.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Fig. Bulbs and holders in instrument cluster-typical



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Fig. Instrument cluster assembly



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Fig. Turn instrument bulb CCW to remove



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Fig. Instrument screws-typical

Liftgate Lamp
  1. Open the liftgate.
  2.  
  3. Using a small screwdriver, pry the lens off.
  4.  
  5. Pull out the bulb.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  
  3. Clean the bulb glass surfaces.
  4.  
  5. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
  6.  
  7. Push the bulb home.
  8.  
  9. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
  10.  



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Fig. Liftgate lamp replacement-pry off the lens with a small screwdriver to get to the bulb. If removal of the entire assembly is desired, pry it out of the trim panel

Reading Lights
  1. Using a small pry tool, remove the reading lamp bulb lens. A pry slot is provided.
  2.  
  3. Pry out the in-line bulb.
  4.  
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  6.  
  7. Clean the bulb glass surfaces.
  8.  
  9. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
  10.  
  11. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
  12.  
  13. Install the cover lens until its retaining tabs are properly engaged.
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Fig. Removing the reading lamp bulb lens



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Fig. Removing the in-line reading lamp bulb

Underhood Lamp

Different types are fitted depending on model and year. They range from a simple bulb in a socket to a more elaborate set-up. Refer to illustrations for construction details.

  1. Early models have a simple, uncovered bulb: twist it CCW to remove.
  2.  
  3. Later models have a lens. Remove the lens, if fitted, by prying it off at the slot provided.
  4.  
  5. On this type, press on the terminal to remove the bulb.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  
  3. Clean the bulb glass surfaces.
  4.  
  5. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
  6.  
  7. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
  8.  



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Fig. Early type underhood lamp: push in and twist bulb CCW to remove



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Fig. Later type underhood lamp. Pry off lens (slot provided), then press terminal in to release bulb

 
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