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Chevrolet Silverado License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace a burnt out license plate light bulb on a 2nd generation 2007 to 2013 GM Chevy Silverado 1500 truck.

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Silverado License Light
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Look Under Rear Bumper

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in replacing a burnt out license plate light bulb.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the GMC Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Savana, Chevy Colorado, Avalanche, Express, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Malibu, Impala, SS, Camaro, Corvette, Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, and Enclave may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part # 168 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, Eiko, PIAA and GE. You may also choose to install brighter LED units.

No tools are needed to access either of the license plate light bulbs.

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Rotate Counter Clockwise
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Pull Socket Out
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Pull Out Old Bulb
The first step is to move to the side of the bumper with the burnt out license plate light bulb.

Then slide underneath the bumper and locate the light grey bulb socket.

Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

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Bulb Socket
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Push In New # 168 Bulb



 

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 168 miniature wedge base bulb.

If necessary, you can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the number 158, 2825, W5W, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Bulb Socket Secured
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Test New License Bulb
Re-insert the socket back in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Test the new license plate light bulb by pressing the unlock button on the key fob, or turn on the headlights.

For more, check out my other 2007-2013 Chevy Silverado Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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