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Chevrolet Camaro Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front side marker light bulb in a sixth generation 2016 to 2021 GM Chevrolet Camaro.

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2020 Camaro Headlights
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Turn Front Wheels
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Remove Torx Screws
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) GM Chevrolet Camaro in changing a burnt out front side marker light bulb in the front bumper cover or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

The development and release of the 7th generation Camaro has been delayed, so the current sixth generation will probably continue into the 2022 and 2023 model years.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac such as the Malibu, Impala, Bolt, Corvette, Trailblazer, Trax, Equinox, Blazer, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado, Express, Encore, Envision, Enclave, Regal, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Canyon, Savana, XT4, XT5, XT6, Escalade, CT4, CT5, CTS and CT6 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 194 which are available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Bosch, Eiko and Philips.

If you would like to have brighter front side marker lights, install some 194 LED bulbs.

The tools needed to access and replace the bulbs include a Torx T15 star bit socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet and a plastic pry bar tool or a flat head screwdriver.

The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burn out light bulb.

Turning the front wheels will help create more working room in the wheel well.

Locate the four black metal screws along the outer edge of the wheel well liner in front of the tire.



 

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Second Screw
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3rd Screw
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Torx Socket
Remove the four screws by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with the Torx T-15 star bit screwdriver or a Torx T15 socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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4th Screw Removed
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Four Screws Removed
Set the four screws aside in a safe place.
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Side Marker Housing
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Pry Back Liner
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Access To Bulb Socket
Use the plastic pry bar tool or a flat head screwdriver to carefully pry back the wheel well liner.

Locate the black plastic side marker bulb socket.

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Bulb Socket Exposed
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Push In New Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise
Push a new number 194 miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter front side marker lights that will also last much longer before burning out, install some compatible replacement 194 LED bulbs.

Re-insert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

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Bulb Socket Secured
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Tuck In Liner
Double check that the bulb socket is securely in place.

If you installed an LED bulb, test the new light bulb before securing the wheel well liner.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, try removing it from the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

Push the wheel well liner (also known as the "splash guard" or "engine shield") back into place.

Tuck the liner behind the plastic piece on the outer edge.

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Tighten Screws Clockwise
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Test New Light Bulb
Replace the four screws and tighten them in the clockwise direction with the Torx T-15 star bit screwdriver until they are snug.

To test the new light bulb, turn on the parking lights or the headlights. You could also press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the exterior lights.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of the 2016-2021 GM Chevrolet Camaro DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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