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GMC Terrain DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance "how-to" tutorials for the 1st generation 2010 to 2016 GMC Terrain SUV.

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2010-2016 GMC Terrain Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery in the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GMC Terrain SUV can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 1st generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) General Motors GMC Terrain SUV (or you'd like to upgrade both bulbs to brighter LED units), check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs

3. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of your GMC Terrain SUV (or you'd like to upgrade both bulbs to brighter LED unit), check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

4. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your 1st generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GMC Terrain hasn't been working well recently or the vents smell a bit musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   


Footwell Light Bulb

5. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Footwell Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out footwell or "foot well" light bulb on the passenger side of your GMC Terrain located below the glove box, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Dome Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Dome / Reading Lights

6. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Dome / Rear Passenger Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The GMC Terrain is equipped with two overhead lights above the rear passenger seats that serve as reading lights and the dome lights.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

7. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area or "trunk" light bulb in your GMC Terrain, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

8. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Interior Door Panel Removal & Speaker Upgrade Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your 1st generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GMC Terrain SUV, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

9. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having a hard time seeing out of the front windshield window of your GMC Terrain during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade

10. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you can't see very well out of the back windshield window of your GMC Terrain during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

11. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate door of your GMC Terrain (or you'd like to upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   


Tail Light Bulbs Change

12. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GMC Terrain SUV contain the combination brake & rear turn signal light bulb, reverse bulb and a parking light bulb.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

13. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a first generation GMC Terrain contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and side marker light bulbs.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing any burnt out headlight bulb (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture over on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

14. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element in a 1st generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GMC Terrain SUV should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced at least every few years.

The procedure and part numbers should be the same for the LF1 3.0L V6, LFW 3.0L V6, 2.4L and the LFX 3.6L V6 engines.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

15. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Electrical Fuse & Relay Replacement Guide

The best place to start when you are troubleshooting an electrical problem with your GMC Terrain is to check for a faulty or "blown" fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

16. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having a hard time starting the engine in your Terrain, especially on a cold morning, and the OEM battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM group size and the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 GMC Terrain LFX 3.6L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
LFX 3.6L V6 Spark Plugs

17. 2013-2016 GMC Terrain LFX 3.6L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a 1st generation GMC Terrain with the LFX 3.6L V6 motor (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 model years) can last up to 100,000 miles. But they should be checked well before that mileage.

To view my DIY tutorial for checking or changing the spark plugs (with the replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 GMC Terrain LFX 3.6L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
3.6L V6 Oil Change

18. 2013-2016 GMC Terrain LFX 3.6L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your GMC Terrain running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and filter on the LFX 3.6 liter V6 motor (in the 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 model years).

Take a look at my DIY directions with the replacement oil filter part number by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

19. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking, squealing or screeching sound coming from the front end of your Terrain when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to replace the brake pads.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2016 GMC Terrain Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

20. 2010-2016 GMC Terrain Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads tend to last much longer than the front pads or anywhere from 60,000 to well over 100,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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