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Chevrolet Sonic Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change the low beam, high beam & front turn signal light bulbs in the headlights of a 2012-2014 GM Chevy Sonic.

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2013 Sonic Headlight
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Turn Signal, Low Beam, High Beam
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Low Beam Headlight

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Chevy Sonic in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam and front turn signal light bulb in the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Traverse, Tahoe, GMC Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, Enclave and Holden Barina may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement headlight bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005 and Front Turn Signal # 7444NA.

No tools are required to change any of the bulbs in either the driver or passenger side headlight housings. A small flathead screwdriver may be useful for prying off the power plugs.

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Low Beam Dust Cap
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Twist Off Low Beam Cover
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Base of Low Beam Bulb
The low beam bulb is located at the center of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight and locate the round black plastic dust cap covering the low beam bulb.

Rotate the cap 1/4 turn counter clockwise and remove it. Set it aside in a safe place.

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Pry Off Power Plug
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Plug Disconnected
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Pull back the retaining clip on the electrical connector and slide it straight off the base of the old low beam bulb.

You may need to pry up the clip using a small flathead screwdriver.

Rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the headlight housing.

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Remove Low Beam Bulb
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Osram # H11 12V 55W
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Insert New Low Beam
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
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Cap - 1/4 Turn Clockwise
Insert the new # H11 low beam bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

Replace the black plastic dust cover and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise.



 

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High Beam - Inner Corner
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High Beam Dust Cap
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
The high beam bulb is located at the inner corner of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight housing and twist the round black plastic dust cap 1/4 turn counter clockwise to remove it.

Set the dust cover aside in a safe place.

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Base of High Beam Bulb
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Pry Off Electrical Connector
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Gently pull back on the electrical connector's retaining clip and pull the plug straight off the base of the old high beam bulb.

If you have trouble removing the power plug, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry off the clip.

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

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Remove High Beam Bulb
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Sylvania 9005 12V 60W
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Insert New # 9005 Bulb
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Twist On High Beam Cover
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Turn Signal / Side Marker
Insert the new # 9005 high beam bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Twist on the plastic dust cap 1/4 turn clockwise.

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Socket At Outer Corner
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Pull Out Turn Signal Socket
The front turn signal bulb is located at the outer corner of the headlight assembly.

Reach in and rotate the socket 1/4 turn clockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Pull Out Old # 7444NA
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
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Testing High Beam
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 7444NA bulb.

Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Test the new bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

For more, check out my other Chevy Sonic Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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