Paul's Travel Pictures

Chevrolet Traverse Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the cargo area light bulbs in the liftgate of a 2009 to 2012 GM Chevy Traverse SUV with pictures.

Main Menu                 Home                Digital Cameras                Misc. Pictures                 Articles                 My Blog

GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-001
Traverse Cargo Area Lights
GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-002
Pry Out Light Housing
GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-003
Light Housing Removed

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 GM Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV in replacing the cargo area light bulbs in the underside of the tailgate door.

Owners of other General Motors crossovers, SUVs, minivans or trucks such as the Chevy Equinox, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Avalanche, Silverado, GMC Canyon, Sierra, Acadia, Yukon, Denali, Savana, Pontiac Aztek, Torrent, Saturn Outlook, Buick Encore, and Enclave may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement cargo area light bulb is either part # 6411 (festoon or "fuse" style) for earlier model year Chevy Traverse vehicles or part # 194 (miniature wedge base) for later model years.

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the housing.

GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-004
Press Release Tab
GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-005
Power Plug Removed
GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-006
Push Out Old Bulb
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver into the notch at the outer edge of the cargo area light bulb housing.

Gently pry out the housing and disconnect the power plug by pressing the release tab.

Carefully push out the old light bulb from its socket with the flathead screwdriver or pull it out with your fingers.



 

GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-007
Light Bulb Removed
GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-008
Push In New # 194 Bulb
GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-009
Push On Power Plug
Push in a new # 194 light bulb straight into the socket.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as # 168, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

Push the power plug back on to the base of the housing.

GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-010
Insert Bulb Housing
GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-011
Snap Into Place
GM-Chevrolet-Traverse-Cargo-Area-Light-Bulbs-Replacement-Guide-012
Test New Cargo Bulbs

Insert the power plug side of the light bulb housing first and then gently snap the other side in to place.

For more, check out my other Chevrolet Traverse Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal.com "Donate" button located to the right of this paragraph. Thank you!
(Note: I am not a registered charity. Donations are not tax deductible.)

Please help support this website by shopping at Amazon.com. Thank You! 

Main Menu            Home            My Digital Cameras            Misc. Pictures            Articles            My Blog

 

Google

Copyright 2016 © PaulsTravelPictures.com
 All Rights Reserved