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Chevrolet Silverado Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 2nd generation 2007-2013 GM Chevy Silverado 1500 with pictures.

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Silverado Dome Lights
Insert Screwdriver
Swing Open To Driver Side
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in replacing a burnt out dome light bulb in the overhead housing.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the GMC Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Savana, Chevy Colorado, Avalanche, Express, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Malibu, Impala, SS, Camaro, Corvette, Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, and Enclave may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement dome light bulb is part # 212-2 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

If you would like to have a brighter dome light, install a compatible 212-2 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to replace the two bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent lens cover.

Dome Bulbs Exposed
Pull Out Old Bulb
Empty Socket
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to wrap the tip of the small flathead screwdriver with a soft micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in between the translucent plastic lens cover and the overhead light housing on the right (passenger) side.

Gently pry out the lens cover and swing it open to the left (driver) side.

Grasp the old burnt out bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out.


Old # 212-2 Bulb
Push In New Bulb
Press On/Off Button
Push a new # 212-2 bulb straight in to the socket.

I recommend buying the Sylvania 212-2 LL long life light bulbs since they tend to last for a long time.

Tip - If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.

Press the On/Off button to test the new bulb.

Swing Lens Cover Closed
Snap Lens Cover In Place
Test New Dome Light Bulbs
Swing the lens cover closed from the left (driver) side to the right (passenger) side.

Gently snap the lens cover back in place.

For more, check out my other 2007-2013 Chevy Silverado Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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