How to Fix Dashboard Lights in a Dodge RAMby Gregory Crews
Removing and replacing the dash lights in your Dodge Ram will improve visibility of your gauges when you are driving at night. The dash lights and the light colors of the gauges will make your cluster light up and help improve overall safety of your truck.
Removing the Dash Light
Pull the decorative trim off around the gauge cluster. This will pop out with your fingers. Place it to the side and out of the way.
Locate the screws holding the gauge cluster in. They will be toward the top of the gauge assembly. Remove these screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
Slowly pull the gauge cluster out. Use caution, as it is held in by wires.
Follow the wires going in to the gauge assembly. There will be a single wire going in at three different places.
Determine which light needs to be replaced and identify the wire connected to it.
Twist the single-wire harness counterclockwise and pull straight out. The harness will come out smoothly.
Twist the bulb and pull straight out. Dispose of the bulb.
installing the Dash Light
Push in the new bulb and turn until it sticks.
Push the bulb harness into the back of the gauge cluster. Push in and twist until it sticks.
Position the gauge cluster back on the dash. Start both screws before you tighten them with the Phillips screwdriver.
Tighten the cluster with the Phillips screwdriver. Ensure that the cluster is secure on the dash.
Click the decorative panel back over the cluster. The ends of the panel will click in place.
- Haynes Repair Manual for Dodge Rams; 2002 to 2008
- The parts store can match up the proper light by the year, make and model of the Dodge.
Things You'll Need
- Phillips screwdriver
- New bulb
Gregory Crews has been in the film industry for three years and has appeared in more than 38 major motion pictures and 16 television shows. He also writes detailed automotive tutorials. His expertise in the automotive industry has given him the skills to write detailed technical instructional articles.