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.
Examples of acceptable condensation are:
  • Presence of thin mist (no streaks, drip marks or droplets).
  • Fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens.
Examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water leak) are:
  • 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   WARNING:  Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of children’s reach. Grasp the bulb by only 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.
Headlamp:
Headlamp Assembly
ASide marker
BLow beam headlamp
CHigh beam headlamp
High beam headlamp:
Replacing a High Beam Headlamp Bulb
  1. Remove the headlamp.
  1. Remove service cap.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Remove bulb from the headlamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise, then pull it straight out.
Low beam headlamp:
Replacing a Low Beam Headlamp Bulb
  1. Remove the headlamp.
  1. Remove service cap.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Remove bulb from the headlamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise, then pull it straight out.
Install the new bulbs in reverse order from the steps above. Be sure that the spring clip is not damaged or detached from the headlamp assembly during the replacement procedure.
Replacing HID Headlamp Bulbs (If Equipped)
The low beam 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.
Replacing Side Marker Bulbs
Replacing a Front Side Marker Bulb
  1. Remove the bulb socket from the headlamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise.
  1. Remove the bulb by gently pull the bulb straight out of the socket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
Replacing Fog, Park and Turn Signal Bulbs
Fog/Park/Turn Bulbs
AFog Lamp
BPark Lamp
CTurn Signal lamp
Fog Lamp Bulb Shield
  1. Remove the screws from the splash shield at the wheel well to gain access to the lamp assembly.
Fog Lamp Assembly Rotate
  1. Remove the bulb holder from the lamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Remove the bulb from the bulb holder by pulling it straight out.
Install the new bulbs in reverse order from the steps above.
Replacing Tail, Brake and Turn Signal Bulbs
Remove the Brake Lamp Bolts
  1. Make sure the headlamp control is in the off position and open the liftgate.
  1. Remove the two bolt covers using a standard flat tip screwdriver.
  1. Remove the two bolts from the lamp assembly.
  1. Gently pull the lamp assembly away from the vehicle.
Remove the Turn Signal Bulb or the Tail/Brake Bulb
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Remove the turn signal bulb or the tail and brake bulb by turning the bulb socket counterclockwise. Gently pull the bulb straight out of the socket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
Replacing Reverse Lamp Assembly
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
Replacing License Plate Lamp Bulb
Number Plate Lamp Bulb Replace
  1. Carefully release the spring clip.
  1. Remove the lamp.
  1. Remove the bulb.
Reverse steps to reinstall bulb.
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.