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Chevrolet Camaro Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in a 2016 to 2021 Chevy Camaro.

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2020 Camaro Headlights
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Turn Front Wheels
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Wheel Well Liner
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 low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in the headlight housings.

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 light bulb part numbers for the earlier 6th generation 2016, 2017 and 2018 Camaro model years are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005 and Front Turn Signal # 7440A.

The newer sixth generation 2019, 2020 and 2021 Camaro models are equipped with LED low beam, high beam and front turn signal light bulbs that should last the life time of the vehicle.

Please check your owner's manual and verify the part number on your old light bulbs before purchasing new ones.

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

The first two steps are to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out headlight bulb to create more working room in the wheel well.

Move to the side of the car with the burnt out bulb.

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



 

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Torx Star Bit Screwdriver
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Torx Socket & Ratchet
Loosen the four screws by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with the Torx T15 screwdriver.

If you have trouble loosening the screws, you can either use a Torx T-15 socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Another option is to engage the emergency / parking brake, chock the rear wheels, raise the front of the car and remove the front wheel for better access to the wheel well liner.

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Loosen Upper Screw
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Fourth Screw Removed
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Four Torx Screws
Set the four screws aside in a safe place.
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Pull Back Liner
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Access Bulb Sockets
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EcoCab LED Lights
Insert the plastic pry bar tool in between the wheel well liner (also known as the "splash guard" or "engine shield") and the front quarter panel and front bumper cover.

Gently pry back the wheel well liner.

This 2020 Camaro was equipped with ECOCAB brand LED low beam, high beam and front turn signal lights that should last the life time of the car.

For pictures and instructions for changing halogen and incandescent bulbs, check out this 2010-2015 Camaro Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide.

Remove the round plastic dust cover on the back side of the housing for either the low beam or the high beam bulb, by rotating it 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction.

Push in the release tab on the electrical connector and slide it straight off the base of the old light bulb.

Rotate the base of the old halogen light bulb 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Replace the burnt out low beam with a new H11 bulb.

Replace the burnt out high beam bulb with a new number 9005 bulb.

Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of new light bulb.

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

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

Re-insert the low beam or high beam bulb back into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

Replace the plastic dust cap by rotating it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

To replace the front turn signal 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.

Push in a new number 7440A wedge base light bulb.

If you would like to have brighter front turn signal lights, install some compatible replacement 7440A LED bulbs.

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

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ECOCAB Headlights
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Re-Insert Liner
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Replace Four Screws
Push the wheel well liner back into place.

You can use the plastic pry bar tool to tuck the wheel well liner back into the proper position.

Replace the four screws by turning them in the clockwise direction with the Torx T15 screwdriver or a Torx T-15 socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

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Liner Secured
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Test Low & High Beams
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Test Front Turn Signal
Double check that the four screws are tight before moving on to the next steps.

To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beams.

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.

Be sure to write down 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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