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2002-2005 Dodge RAM 1500 | Bulb Size Chart (Headlights, Fogs & More)

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Last updated: October 4, 2022

In this guide, we'll help you quickly and easily find the replacement bulb size(s) you need for your 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 (3rd Generation). From the headlights to the brake lights and everything in between.

This guide covers all sub-models (Regular Cab, Mega Cab, and Quad Cab), trims (ST, SLT, SXT, WS, SRT-10, TRX4, and Laramie), and drivetrains (rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive).

We organized all the bulbs into 5 lighting categories with easy-to-read charts. Select any of the categories below to jump right to the bulb size chart you're looking for:


💡 TIP: Did you know that you can upgrade your headlight and fog light bulbs on your RAM 1500? Get up to 300% more light with LED or HID bulbs. Learn more below the size charts!

️⭐ NOTE: This guide only applies to 2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 with the original factory (OEM) assemblies. If you have aftermarket headlights, fog lights, brake lights, etc. you will need different bulb sizes as per the manufacturer's specifications.

🎯 ACCURACY: If you notice any inaccuracies or missing information, please let us know so we can update the guide. Providing accurate and complete information is important to us and our readers.

🚧 IMPORTANT: Automotive light bulbs are vehicle-specific! Follow this guide, review your owner's manual or contact your dealership to make sure you're buying the right bulbs to avoid fitment issues.


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2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 - Headlight Bulb Sizes (Low & High Beam)

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Low + High Beams Headlights 9007 Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
  • Not sure about the difference between headlight low beams and high beams? Learn More.

2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 - Fog Light Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Fog Light 9006 Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 - Brake & Tail Lights Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Brake Light (Rear) 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Brake Light (High-Mounted) 912 (921) Halogen Yes
Reverse Light 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Tail Light 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 - Turn Signal & Marker Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Turn Signal Bulb (Front) 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Turn Signal Bulb (Rear) 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
Parking Light 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 - All Other Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Dome Light 578 or 579 Halogen Yes
Engine Comp. Light 561 Halogen Yes
License Plate Light 194 (168) Halogen Yes
Map Light 212-2 or 192 Halogen Yes
Trunk/Cargo Light 912 (921) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500 LED/HID Bulb Size Summary

Year Range 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Low + High Beam Headlight 9007
Fog Lights 896
Brake Light (Rear) 3156 (3157)
Brake Light (High-Mounted) 912 (921)
Reverse Light 3156 (3157)
Tail Light 3156 (3157)
Turn Signal Bulb (Front) 3156 (3157)
Turn Signal Bulb (Rear) 3156 (3157)
Parking Light 3156 (3157)
Dome Light 578 or 579
Engine Comp. Light 561
License Plate Light 194 (168)
Map Light 212-2 or 192
Trunk/Cargo Light 912 (921)
  • All sub-models: (Regular Cab, Mega Cab, and Quad Cab), trims (ST, SLT, SXT, WS, SRT-10, TRX4, and Laramie), and drivetrains (rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.

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Headlight Bulb Replacement Video - 2002-2005 Dodge RAM 1500 (3rd Generation)

Check out this super helpful video on changing your headlight bulbs in your 2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500.

The passenger side bulb is easy to access, however, the driver side is tricky. You can either change the bulb through the hood by A) moving the fuse relay box or B) pulling the headlamp assembly. We've found a video for each method so you can decide which is best for you.

Option A

You will need a 13mm socket and a Philips head screwdriver to gain access to the bulbs. We recommend wearing gloves to prevent getting fingerprints on the bulbs.

Option B

You will need a 10mm socket as well as a flat and Philips head screwdriver to gain access to the bulbs. We also recommend wearing gloves to prevent getting fingerprints on the bulbs.

Headlight Assembly Replacement Video - 2002-2005 Dodge RAM 1500 (3rd Generation)

Watch this video on changing your headlight assemblies on your 2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500. You'll need the following tools:

  • Flat and Phillips screwdriver
  • 10mm wrench
  • 10mm socket with extension (or a drill)
  • Cloth or tape to help prevent scratching your bumper


Owner Manuals 2002 to 2005 Dodge RAM 1500

Need more information about bulb sizes, how to change the bulbs, or simply need the owner's manual? Find it below:


FAQ

Can this guide be applied to 2003 or 2004 Dodge RAM 1500?

Yes. This guide applies to all years from 2002 through 2005 RAM 1500 sub-models (Regular Cab, Mega Cab, and Quad Cab), trims (ST, SLT, SXT, WS, SRT-10, TRX4, and Laramie), and drivetrains (rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive).

What type of bulbs do you recommend for my 2002-2005 RAM 1500?

If you do a lot of nighttime driving or have difficulty seeing at night, we recommend upgrading from halogen to either LED or HID bulbs. They will produce more light and last longer than replacement bulbs.

Discover how you can put LED or HID bulbs in your factory headlights.

Can I change the bulbs on my 2002-2005 RAM 1500 myself?

Yes. Changing halogen bulbs is quite easy for the most part. We strongly advise finding How-To videos online for the specific bulb(s) you wish to change and consult the Owner's Manual for additional help.

I purchased aftermarket assemblies for my RAM 1500, can I use this guide?

No. Aftermarket assemblies typically use different bulb sizes. Consult with the assembly manufacturer for the right bulb size(s).


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Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is provided free of charge to our visitors. It was prepared to the best of our abilities and with all the information available to us at the time of writing. We reserve the right to change, remove or update any information contained on this page at any time and without notice to improve its accuracy. The most reliable method to determine the bulb size is by pulling your actual bulb(s) and reading the part number indicated directly on the bulb. The information compiled on this page comes with no guarantees or warranties.

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