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Chevrolet Equinox Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in the front bumper cover of a 2018 to 2022 Chevy Equinox SUV.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Front Turn Signal Housing
Look Under Bumper Cover
Loosen Single Screw
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2018, 2019 and probably also the face-lifted or updated 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years) GM Chevrolet Equinox SUV in changing a burnt out front turn signal light bulb located in the housing at the bottom of the front bumper cover.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles from Chevy, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Holden such as the Trax, Blazer, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Cascada, LaCrosse, Encore, Envision, Enclave, Regal, Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Savana, XT4, XT5, XT6, Escalade, CTS, XTS, CT6, Astra, Commodore and Trailblazer may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement wedge base light bulb part number is 7444NA which are available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Eiko, PIAA and Philips.

If you would like to have brighter front turn signals that will also last a lot longer, install some 7444NA LED bulbs.

The tools needed to access and replace the bulbs include a 7mm socket with an extension bar and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

The first two steps are to move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out bulb and then slide under the front bumper cover.

Locate the triangular shaped black plastic access cover.

There are two plastic spring retaining clips and a single black metal screw holding the access cover in place.

Remove the screw by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 7mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.


Black Screw Removed
Open Access Cover
Access Cover Removed
Set the screw aside in a safe place.

Push in the release tabs on the two black plastic retaining clips before pulling out the access cover.

Set the access cover aside with the screw.

Reach In To Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Bulb Socket Removed
Reach in through the opening in the underside of the front bumper cover and feel for the turn signal bulb socket closer to the bottom of the light housing.

(The fog light bulb is located near the top of the housing.)

Rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before puling it straight out of the housing.

Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Push In New Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Carefully pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble removing the old bulb due to it being rusted in place, try gently wiggling it back and forth while pulling it straight out.

Try to avoid using excessive pressure on the old bulb to prevent from having it break and cut your fingers.

Push the new 7444NA bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter front turn signal lights, install some compatible replacement 7444NA LED bulbs.

Re-install the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

New Light Bulb Installed
Re-Insert Retaining Clips
Pop In Access Cover
I recommend testing the new front turn signal light bulb before you re-attach the access cover.

Turn on the hazard lights to test the new bulb.

If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, try removing it from the socket, rotating it 180 degrees and pushing 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.

Line up the two flexible retaining clips on the access cover and push them back into their slots.

Spin In Metal Screw
Tighten Clockwise
Test New Turn Signal
Replace the screw by turning it in the clockwise direction with the 7mm socket and the 1/4" drive ratchet.

Double check that the plastic access panel is securely attached to the underside of the front bumper cover.

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

For more, please check out all of my 2018-2022 GM Chevrolet Equinox DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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