Changing a bulb

Lamp Assembly Condensation

Exterior lamps are vented to accommodate normal changes in pressure.

Condensation can be a natural by-product of this design. When moist air enters the lamp assembly through the vents, there is a possibility that condensation can occur when the temperature is cold. When normal condensation occurs, a thin film of mist can form on the interior of the lens. The thin mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during normal operation. Clearing time may take as long as 48 hours under dry weather conditions.

These are examples of acceptable condensation:

• Presence of thin mist (no streaks, drip marks or droplets).
• Fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens.

These are examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water leak):

• Water puddle inside the lamp.
• Large water droplets, drip marks or streaks present on the interior of the lens.

Take your vehicle to a dealer for service if any of the above conditions of unacceptable moisture are present.

Replacing headlamp bulbs

WARNING: Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of children’s reach. Grasp the bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to break the next time the headlamps are operated.

Note: If the bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used.

1. Make sure that the headlamp control is in the off position.
2. Open the hood.

3. Remove the bulb cover.

3. Remove the bulb cover.

4. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise and remove it.

4. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise and remove it.
5. Disconnect the electrical connector.

Reverse steps to reinstall bulb(s).

Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)

The headlamps on your vehicle use a “high intensity discharge” source.

These lamps operate at a high voltage. When the bulb is burned out, the bulb and starter capsule assembly must be replaced by your authorized dealer.

Front parking lamp/turn signal and sidemarker bulbs

1. Make sure that the headlamp control is in the off position.

1. Make sure that the headlamp control is in the off position.
2. Open the hood.
3. Remove the hood overslam bumper tower to service park/turn or sidemarker bulbs (if needed).

Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs

1. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it from the lamp assembly.

1. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it from the lamp assembly.
2. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.

Reverse steps to reinstall bulb(s).

Replacing sidemarker bulbs

1. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it from the lamp assembly.

1. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it from the lamp assembly.
2. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.

Reverse steps to reinstall bulb(s).

Replacing fog lamp bulbs

1. Make sure the headlamp switch is off.

1. Make sure that the fog lamp switch is in the off position.

1. Make sure that the fog lamp switch is in the off position.
2. Remove the bulb socket from the fog lamp by turning it counterclockwise.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector.

Reverse steps to reinstall bulb(s).

Replacing turn/backup lamp bulbs

The turn/backup lamp bulbs are located in the same area of the tail lamp assembly, one below the other. Follow the same steps to replace these bulbs:

1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the off position, then open the liftgate

1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the off position, then open the liftgate to expose the lamp assembly bolts.
2. Remove the two bolt covers using a standard flattip screwdriver.
3. Remove the two bolts from the lamp assembly.

4. Carefully remove the lamp assembly away from the vehicle by pulling the assembly straight out to expose the bulb socket.

5. Remove the bulb socket from the lamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise.

5. Remove the bulb socket from the lamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise.
6. Pull bulb straight out of socket.
7. Install the new bulb in reverse order.

Carefully install the tail lamp assembly on the vehicle by securing the lamp assembly with two bolts.

Reinstall bolt covers.

Replacing tail/brake lamp bulbs

For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.

Replacing the License Plate Lamp Bulb

1. Carefully release the spring clip.

1. Carefully release the spring clip.
2. Remove the lamp.
3. Remove the bulb.

Install the new bulb in reverse order.

Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb

Your vehicle is equipped with an LED center high-mount stop lamp located in the spoiler. It is designed to last the life of the vehicle. If replacement is required, see your authorized dealer.

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