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2009-2012 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 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Dodge RAM 1500 (4th Generation). From the headlights to the brake lights and everything in between.

During these four years, the RAM 1500 was made in two versions. One with 2 headlights and another with 4 headlights. Naturally, the bulbs for each are different and so we make the distinction below in our size charts.

This guide covers all sub-models (Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Quad Cab), trims (Big Horn, Express, Laramie, Lone Star, Outdoorsman, R/T, SLT, ST, TRX, Sport, and Tradesman), and drivetrains (2WD and 4WD).

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 2009 to 2012 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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2009 to 2012 Dodge RAM 1500 - Headlight Bulb Sizes (Low & High Beam)

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Low Beam Headlights (dims) H11 Halogen Yes
High Beam Headlights (brights) 9005 Halogen Yes
Low + High Beams Headlights* H13* Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • Not sure about the difference between headlight low beams and high beams? Learn More.

*For model with 2 headlights only.


2009 to 2012 Dodge RAM 1500 - Fog Light Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Fog Light 9145 Halogen Yes
Fog Light* 9006* Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

*For 2009 model with 2 headlights only.


2009 to 2012 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 912 (921) Halogen Yes
Tail Light 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

2009 to 2012 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
Side Marker (Front) 3156 (3157) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

2009 to 2012 Dodge RAM 1500 - All Other Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Ash Tray Light 578 Halogen Yes
Dome Light 212-2 Halogen Yes
Engine Comp. Light 561 Halogen Yes
License Plate Light 194 (168) Halogen Yes
Map Light 212-2 Halogen Yes
Trunk/Cargo Light 912 (921) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

2009 to 2012 Dodge RAM 1500 LED/HID Bulb Size Summary

Year Range 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Low Beam Headlights H11
High Beam Headlights 9005
Low + High Beam Headlight* H13*
Fog Lights 9145
Fog Lights** 9006**
Brake Light (Rear) 3156 (3157)
Brake Light (High-Mounted) 912 (921)
Reverse Light 912 (921)
Tail Light 3156 (3157)
Turn Signal Bulb (Front) 3156 (3157)
Turn Signal Bulb (Rear) 3156 (3157)
Parking Light 3156 (3157)
Side Marker (Front) 3156 (3157)
Ash Tray Light 578
Dome Light 212-2
License Plate Light 561
Map Light 194 (168)
Trunk/Cargo Light 912 (921)
  • All sub-models (Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Quad Cab), trims (Big Horn, Express, Laramie, Lone Star, Outdoorsman, R/T, SLT, ST, TRX, Sport, and Tradesman), and drivetrains (2WD and 4WD).

*For model with 2 headlights only. **For 2009 model with 2 headlights only.


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Headlight Bulb & Assembly Replacement Video - 2009-2012 Dodge RAM 1500 (4th Generation)

Check out these super helpful videos on changing your headlight bulbs and assemblies in your 2009 to 2012 Dodge RAM 1500. You can pull your headlamps in one of two ways. A) by removing the grille or B) without removing the grille. We showcase both methods below.

Option A

You'll need the following tools:

  • Flat screwdriver
  • 10mm wrench
  • 10mm socket with extension (or a drill)
  • Trim removal tool (optional)
  • Painters tape to protect bumper (optional)

Option B

You'll need the following tools:

  • Flat screwdriver
  • 10mm wrench
  • 10mm socket with a long extension (or a drill)
  • Needle nose plyers
  • Trim removal tool (optional)
  • Painters tape to protect bumper (optional)


Owner Manuals 2009 to 2012 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 2010 or 2011 Dodge RAM 1500?

Yes. This guide applies to all years from 2009 through 2011 RAM 1500 sub-models (Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Quad Cab), trims (Big Horn, Express, Laramie, Lone Star, Outdoorsman, R/T, SLT, ST, TRX, Sport, and Tradesman), and drivetrains (2WD and 4WD).

What type of bulbs do you recommend for my 2009-2012 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 2009-2012 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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