Dodge Caliber Taillights
Protect your position on the road and help other drivers stay safe by ensuring that the taillights in your Dodge Caliber are doing their job effectively. Since there are options available for every model year, finding the right lights for your micro SUV or compact sedan is simple. Just take a look at the following options and select the taillights that serve the interests of you and your Caliber.What kinds of bulbs are available for the Caliber?
Beyond conventional incandescent bulbs, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are also available for your taillights. Incandescent bulbs last between 1,000 and 2,000 hours. This artificial illumination technology consists of a metallic filament contained in a glass housing. When the filament is exposed to an electrical current, it lights up in a prodigious glow. LEDs do not contain filaments and are instead comprised of various semiconductor materials. LEDs stay cool while running and are rated to last 50,000 hours, which is equivalent to 5.7 years of nonstop operation.How do you replace tail light assemblies in a Caliber?
When contending with a cracked assembly, upgrading to LED lighting, or installing smoked lenses, it is usually necessary to replace both of the tail light assemblies. Replacing these vital parts is easy, requiring a flat bladed tool and about an hour of labor. Follow these simple steps to remove the old assemblies and get started with some brand new replacements.
- Turn off the engine, disconnect the negative battery terminal, and open the hatch. Pick a side to start with, and locate the two plastic pins embedded in pin sockets that secure the tail light assembly to the vehicle.
- Pry out the plastic pins with a flat bladed tool, and then pull out the pin sockets. The assembly is still connected by a rear pin, so moderate force will be necessary to pull it out of the cavity.
- Once the assembly is hanging free from the vehicle, disconnect the electrical harness, and discard the assembly.
- Connect the electrical harness to the new assembly and insert it into the cavity. Insert the pin sockets and the plastic pins to secure it in place.
- Repeat these steps for the opposite side, then close the hatch and reconnect the battery terminal. Start the engine to check your work.
If you want something different from bright red taillights, you can set yourself apart from the rest of the herd by darkening the appearance of your Caliber’s back end with smoked taillights. These optional upgrades make use of a lightly tinted film adhered to the inside of the lens to impart a stealthy and sophisticated look to your taillights while in operation.