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Chevrolet Cruze Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low and high beam or turn signal light bulb in the headlights of a 2011-2015 GM Chevy Cruze.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2013 Cruze Headlight
Driver Side - Washer Tube
Pull Out Washer Fluid Tube
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and possibly the 2015 model year) GM Chevrolet Cruze in changing a burnt out combination low / high beam or front turn signal light bulb in the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Sonic, Volt, Malibu, Camaro, Corvette, Impala, Equinox, Traverse, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Express, Cadillac ATS, XTS, CTS, SRX, Escalade, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, GMC Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon and Savana may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Dual Filament Low & High Beam Headlight # H13 and Front Turn Signal # 7444NA.

No tools are needed to change any of the headlight bulbs.

Combo Low/High Beam
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Push Back Grey Clip
To access either of the two bulbs on the driver side, you'll have to first pull out the windshield washer fluid tank filler tube.

No extra steps are needed to access the two bulbs on the passenger side.

Carefully pull up on the windshield washer fluid filler tube until it pops out and set it aside in a safe place.

Reach in behind the headlight assembly and rotate the base of the turquoise low/high beam headlight bulb 1/4 turn counter clockwise before pulling it straight out.

Slide the light grey locking tab on the headlight bulb's power connector back to unlock it.

Locking Clip Released
Push Turquoise Release Button
Pull Off Power Connector
Once the light grey locking clip has been moved back away from the bulb, you can push the turquoise release tab and slide the power plug straight off the base of the old headlight bulb.
Sylvania H13 12V 60/55W
Push On Power Plug
Insert New Headlight Bulb


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

If you do get the bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

Push the power connector straight on to the base of the new bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

Insert the new H13 bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Front Turn Signal Light
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
The front turn signal light bulb is located at the outer edge of the headlight assembly.

Reach behind the headlight and rotate the light grey turn signal light bulb socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise before pulling it straight out.

Remove Turn Signal Socket
Pull Out Old Turn Signal Bulb
Install - 1/4 Turn Clockwise
Pull the old turn signal bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 7444NA.

Re-insert the socket in to the headlight housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Passenger Side Headlight
Bulbs Easily Accessible
Driver Side - Washer Tube
If you were changing bulbs on the driver side of your Cruze, re-insert the wiper washer fluid fill nozzle and push it securely back in to place.
Re-Install Washer Fluid Tube
Testing New Headlight Bulbs
Test Passenger Side Bulbs
Test the new headlight bulbs by turning on the headlight switch, flashing the high beams and activating the hazard signals.

For more, check out my other Chevrolet Cruze Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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