It is important to keep your Chevrolet Silverado’s headlights properly adjusted for proper visibility during night driving. Proper headlight adjustment will also prevent headlight beams from distracting drivers in oncoming lanes. Keep reading this post until the end and learn how to change a headlight bulb on a chevrolet silverado.
When you adjust your Silverado’s low beams, the high beams automatically adjust to their correct position; The lights can be adjusted using the adjustment screw located on the top of the headlight housing.
How to Change a Headlight Bulb on a Chevrolet Silverado
This set of instructions will show you how to change a headlight bulb on the 1999-2007 Chevrolet Silverado, you can also use this procedure on the 99-06 GMC Sierra, Suburban, and Yukon/Tahoe of the same years. In the different models it will vary only a little.
1- Remove the old headlight bulb
The first thing you should do to fix the light on a chevrolet silverado is to remove the heart of the headlight and remove or disassemble the old bulb that does not work well.
1- Park your Chevy Silverado
Make sure your vehicle is parked on a flat surface in a well-lit area. Set the emergency brake and release the hood by pulling the lever located at the left end of the driver’s footwell.
2- Stand in the front of the car
Move to the front of the vehicle. Open the hood by inserting your hand into the gap between the hood and the grill. Locate the lever assembly and slide it slightly to the left. You should be able to lift the hood all the way up.
3- Locate the headlight assembly that is faulty.
Find the two (2) pins at the top of the headlight assembly. Twist the headlight retaining pins until they are free from the headlight housing.
4- Pull the pins
Pull the headlight retainer pins up and set them aside in a safe place. Be sure to note where the pin came from, as they are not interchangeable.
5- Take out the headlight assembly
Grab the headlight assembly and gently pull it towards you. Don’t pull quickly. There is a wire harness attached to the rear that can be easily damaged.
6- Disconnect the harness from the bulbs
While holding the headlight housing, proceed to disconnect the harness from the bulbs by squeezing the connector and pulling straight on the bulb.
7- Take the headlight housing to a workbench
Move the headlight housing, now free of wires, to a workbench or other stable surface.
8- Remove the headlight bulbs
Remove the old bulbs by grasping the bulb and turning it counterclockwise 90 degrees.
2- Install the new bulb
You should know that to change a headlight bulb in a Chevrolet Silverado you do not require too many instruments. Now that you have removed the bulb correctly, all you need to do is mount the new one and test the light.
1- Take out the new bulb
Take your new bulb out of the packaging.
2- Install the bulb
Install the bulb by inserting it into the headlight housing and turning it clockwise 90 degrees.
3- Place the casing and the harness
Return to the vehicle with the shell. And again reconnect the harness to the new bulbs.
4- Locate the pins
Reinsert the pins through the vehicle body and headlight housing. Make sure they are in the same position they came from.
5- Check the functionality of the light
Get into the Chevrolet Silverado, flip the switch to on but don’t turn it on yet. He turns on the headlights and returns to the front of the vehicle.
Read also: How to Fix Electrical System Problems in a Silverado
Tips and recommendations:
When changing a headlight bulb on a Chevrolet Silverado certain details can come up:
Do I have to change the whole headlight or can I just change the bulb?
Depends on the situation. If the light (that is, the headlight) is not working, it is most likely the bulb that needs to be changed. If that doesn’t work, check that the bulb is on by checking the socket with a multimeter. If it indicates no voltage, then the problem is with the headlight housing unit rather than the bulb.
If you know that the problem is in the bulb of the light bulb, all you have to do is change the headlight bulb on your Chevrolet Silverado and that’s it.