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Chevrolet Impala Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a low / high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 2014 to 2018 GM Chevy Impala.

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2014 Impala Headlight
Black Plastic Dust Cap
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the tenth generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) GM Chevy Impala in changing a burnt out combination dual filament low and high beam, front turn signal or front side marker light bulbs in the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Malibu, Cruze, Camaro, Sonic, Spark, Volt, Corvette, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, SS Sedan, Bolt, Colorado, Silverado, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Cascada, Encore, Envision, Enclave, Canyon, Sierra 1500, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Savana, ATS, CTS, XTS, CT6, XT5, SRX and Escalade may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low / High Beam # 9012, Front Turn Signal # 7444NA and Side Marker # 194.

No tools are needed to access and replace any of the light bulbs in either the driver or passenger side headlight housings.

Plastic Cover Removed
Base of Old Headlight Bulb
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the car with the burnt out headlight bulb.

Look behind the headlight housing and locate the round black plastic cover used to keep out dust and rain water.

Rotate the dust cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise and set it aside in a safe place.

Rotate the base of the old low / high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull Out Old Bulb
Pull Back Retaining Clip
Disconnect Power Plug
Gently pull back the retaining clip on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old light bulb.

Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, clean it with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

Philips 9012 LL 12V 55W
Empty Bulb Housing
Push On Electrical Connector
Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new number 9012 low / high beam bulb until it clicks securely in to place.
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
New Bulb Secured
Turn Signal Bulb Socket
Insert the new # 9012 light bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Replace the dust cap by twisting it on 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

(If you plan on replacing the front side marker light bulb, leave the headlight dust cap off for better access to the socket.)

The front turn signal light bulb socket is located near the inner corner of the headlight assembly.

Rotate the grey and black bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.


1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Push In New 7444NA Bulb
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Push in a new amber colored number 7444NA light bulb.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Front Side Marker Light
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The front side marker bulb socket is located near the outer edge of the housing.

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

Side Marker Bulb Socket
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Push In New # 194 Bulb
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Push in a new number 194 bulb.

If necessary, you can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Replace Headlight Cover
Driver Side - Washer Tube
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

If you haven't already done so, replace the low / high beam dust cover by turning it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

For easier access to the light bulbs in the driver side headlight assembly, pull out the windshield washer fluid filler tube.

Pull Out Washer Fluid Filler
Test New Headlight Bulbs
Flash High Beams
To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beams.

For more, check out all of my 2014-2018 Chevrolet Impala DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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