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JWalker
01-21-2013, 11:05 AM
I need to access the bulb and wiring from one of the marker lights on the dually fender of my 07 Ram. I do not want to crack the lens cover. Any trick to popping it off with no damage in 13 degree weather. I need to tap into the wiring to run some additional LED lighting. Thanks for the help.

merlinb
01-21-2013, 02:41 PM
Just press on the end and slide it one way or the other and the end you press on will lift out of the hole. The manual says to slide them to the rear but the first one I tried to remove wouldn't slide to the rear so I slid it forward and that worked. After getting it out and looking at it, it appears that they can be installed either way. I have an '07 Ram 3500 Dually also.

wal_mart
01-21-2013, 05:34 PM
This is for an 06
cable.
8L - 126 LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR - SERVICE INFORMATION DR
LAMP-MARKER
REMOVAL
BULB - REAR FENDER
NOTE: These lamps are used on pick-up models
with dual rear wheels. A lamp with an amber lens
is located on the rear fender ahead of each rear
wheel opening, and a lamp with a red lens is
located on the rear fender behind each rear wheel
opening. The bulb types and service procedures
are identical for all four of these lamps.
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Using hand pressure, press the rear edge of the
rear fender marker lamp lens/housing (4) toward
the front of the vehicle against the spring pressure
of the retaining clip, then pull the rear edge of the
lamp outward to disengage it from the mounting
hole in the rear fender.
3. Pull the lamp out from the rear fender far enough
to access the bulb socket (1) on the back of the
lamp lens/housing.
4. Firmly grasp the bulb socket on the back of the
lamp lens/housing and rotate it counterclockwise about 30 degrees to unlock it.
5. Pull the socket and bulb straight out from the keyed opening in the housing.
6. Pull the base of the bulb (3) straight out of the socket.
LAMP - REAR FENDER
NOTE: These lamps are used on pick-up models
with dual rear wheels. A lamp with an amber lens
is located on the rear fender ahead of each rear
wheel opening, and a lamp with a red lens is
located on the rear fender behind each rear wheel
opening. The service procedures are identical for
all four of these lamps.
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Using hand pressure, press the rear edge of the
rear fender marker lamp lens/housing (3) toward
the front of the vehicle against the spring pressure
of the retaining clip (4), then pull the rear edge of
the lamp outward to disengage it from the mounting
hole (1) in the rear fender.
3. Pull the marker lamp out from the rear fender far
enough to access and disconnect the wire harness
connector (2) from the bulb socket (5) on the back
of the lamp lens/housing.
4. Remove the marker lamp from the rear fender.
DR LAMPS/LIGHTING - EXTERIOR - SERVICE INFORMATION 8L - 127
BULB - TAILGATE
NOTE: This lamp is used on pick-up models with
dual rear wheels. A lamp with a red lens and containing
three bulbs is located on the outside of the
tailgate below the tailgate latch release handle.
The bulb types and service procedures are identical
for all three of these bulbs.
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the two screws that secure the outboard
ends of the tailgate marker lamp lens/housing (1)
to the outer tailgate panel.
3. Pull the marker lamp out from the tailgate far
enough to access the sockets (2) on the back of
the lamp housing.
4. Firmly grasp the marker lamp socket on the back
of the lamp housing and rotate it counterclockwise
about 30 degrees to unlock it.
5. Pull the socket and bulb straight out from the
keyed opening in the housing.

oscar
01-23-2013, 12:16 PM
As far as temperature: Yes, cold plastic is hard to work with and breaks easily. A little quartz heater on an upside down 5 gallon bucket aimed at it for a while should help there.

JWalker
01-23-2013, 01:39 PM
As far as temperature: Yes, cold plastic is hard to work with and breaks easily. A little quartz heater on an upside down 5 gallon bucket aimed at it for a while should help there.

Thanks. -6 degrees this morning. A little nervous about popping them off.

jmgratz
01-23-2013, 05:26 PM
Thanks. -6 degrees this morning. A little nervous about popping them off.

My hands and fingers don't even work in -6 degree temps. :)