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Chevrolet Colorado Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of a 2nd generation 2015 to 2019 GM Chevy Colorado.

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2019 Colorado Sun Visor
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Vanity Mirror & Lights
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Insert Screwdriver
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and probably also the revised 2020 model year) GM Chevrolet Colorado truck in changing a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb located in the sun visor or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles from Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick and Holden such as the Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Blazer, Tahoe, Suburban, Sonic, Cruze, Trailblazer, Spark, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Bolt, Corvette, Camaro, Silverado, Express, Regal, LaCrosse, Cascada, Encore, Enclave, Envision, Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, XT4, XT5, XT6, Escalade, CT5, CTS, XTS, CT6, ATS, Astra and Commodore may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement "miniature fuse" style light bulb part numbers are ACDelco 13502343.

Other compatible vanity mirror light bulb part numbers are as follows: TS-14V1CP, 6614 and 6641 LED.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flat head screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

The first step is to flip down the sun visor to access the vanity mirror and the two light housings.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces or tearing the fabric liner, use a plastic pry bar tool or cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

There are two small notches on the inner edge of each translucent plastic lens cover.



 

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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed
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Old Light Bulb Exposed
Insert the blade of your pry bar tool or screwdriver into one of the two notches on the inner edge of the lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

You may need to re-insert the tool into the other notch to fully remove the lens cover.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

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Pry Out Old Light Bulb
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Light Bulb Removed
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. The old bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Carefully pry out the old light bulb at one of the metal end caps with the small screwdriver or plastic pry bar tool.

Do NOT apply pressure to the glass center part of the old bulb to prevent from having it shatter and send shards of broken glass flying into your face or eyes.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb in this 2019 Colorado LT was marked as part number TS-14V1.5CP7X.

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Push In New Light Bulb
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Testing New Light Bulb
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Line Up Lens Cover
Push a new number ACDelco 13502343 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter vanity lights (that will also last a lot longer before burning out), install some compatible replacement 6641 LED bulbs.

Tip - 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.

I recommend testing the new light bulbs before replacing the lens covers.

The new light bulb should have illuminated immediately when you installed it into the socket. If it did not turn on, open and close the vanity mirror cover or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights. You might also need to turn the ignition key to the "ON / Accessory" position.

Line up the lens cover with the opening in the light housing.

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Snap In Retaining Clips
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Vanity Bulbs
Gently pop the lens cover back into the housing to secure the retaining tabs.

Make sure that the lens cover is fully seated in the housing and flush with the sun visor at every edge.

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

Please check out all of my 2015-2019 GM Chevrolet Colorado DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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