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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.

Tools

No tools required.

Turn your vehicle off and let the engine bay cool off before starting the following steps. Open up the driver side door, 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 on top to release the housing unit.
  • Turn your vehicle off and let the engine bay cool off before starting the following steps.

  • Open up the driver side door, 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 on top to release the housing unit.

  • Make sure to put the pin in a safe location so you can insert it back into the housing when you are finished 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. Pinch the blue clips and remove them from the back of the wiring harness. Twist the light bulb and housing counter-clockwise. After twisting the housing, gently remove it from the headlight.
  • 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 and housing counter-clockwise. After twisting the housing, gently remove it from the headlight.

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Unbox your new lowbeam and insert it into the same hole you took the old one out of. Be sure to twist the bulb clockwise until the long part is down so that it locks in place. Place the blue clips from the old bulb onto the new bulb.
  • Unbox your new lowbeam and insert it into the same hole you took the old one out of.

  • Be sure to twist the bulb clockwise until the long part is down so that it locks in place.

  • Place the blue clips from the old bulb onto the new bulb.

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Begin to replace the headlight casing back into its origional place in the truck by tucking in the wires. Align the casing back where you took it from. Grab the pin that you took out at the beginning and insert it back into the housing unit.
  • Begin to replace the headlight casing back into its origional place in the truck by tucking in the wires.

  • Align the casing back where you took it from.

  • 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 on the other headlight to replace that lowbeam. Make sure to keep track of all of your parts and dispose of your old bulbs properly.
  • Follow steps 1-4 on the other headlight to replace that lowbeam.

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

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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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