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Introduction

This is a guide on how to replace the low beam lights on a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The headlight is held in place by clips. You will not needs any tools to complete this project beside the replacement bulbs. Having a rag or terry cloth is best for handling the bulb.

Tools

No tools required.

Turn your vehicle off, and let the engine bay cool before starting the following steps.
  • Turn your vehicle off, and let the engine bay cool before starting the following steps.

  • First, open the driver side door, and reach under the steering wheel and release the latch to open up the hood of your truck.

  • Next, walk over to either of the headlights and remove the pin above the headlight to release the housing unit.

  • Make sure to put the pin in a safe location so you can lock in the housing once you finish replacing the light bulbs.

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After removing the pin, you should now be able to tilt the headlight downward to gain access to all of the wires.
  • After removing the pin, you should now be able to tilt the headlight downward to gain access to all of the wires.

  • Pinch the blue clips and remove them from the back of the wiring harness.

  • Twist the light bulb counter clockwise and gently remove the harness and the light bulb.

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  • Unbox your new low beam light, and insert it into the same hole you took the old one out of.

  • Be sure to twist the bulb clockwise until it locks into place with the harness pointing down.

  • Plug the blue wiring harness back in until you hear a click, and it should now be locked back into place.

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  • Begin to replace the headlight housing back into its original place by tucking in the wires.

  • Align the housing back with the guide holes for the pin.

  • Grab the pin that you took out at the beginning and insert it back into the housing unit.

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  • Follow steps 1-4 for the other headlight to replace the low beam headlight.

  • Make sure to keep track of all of your parts and dispose of your old bulbs properly.

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  • Be sure to check your headlight alignment. This can be done by a professional or through Youtube videos.

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Conclusion

To replace the other light bulb just follow the same steps as above.

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Alisson Silva

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FYI: don't touch the bulbs with bare hands. The oil from your fingers will cause them to burn out early.

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