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Chevrolet Silverado Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace a burnt out overhead map light bulb in a 2nd generation 2007-2013 GM Chevy Silverado with pictures.

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Silverado Map Lights
Notches At Front Edge
Pry Out With Screwdriver
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 overhead map light bulb.

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 bulb is part number 212-2 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE and Eiko.

If you would like to have brighter map lights, install some compatible 212-2 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to access the map light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the lens cover.

Lens Cover Removed
Two Bulbs Exposed
Pull Out Old Bulb
To protect the plastic surfaces from scratches, wrap the blade of the small flathead screwdriver with a thing micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in to the small notches at the front edge of the map lights lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover at both notches. Do not use excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

# 212-2 Bulb
Map Light Bulb Socket
Push In New # 212-2 Bulb


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

Push a new # 212-2 bulb in to the socket.

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

New Bulb Installed
Press On/Off Switch
Insert Rear Edge First
Press the On/Off button to test the new map light bulb.

Insert the rear edge of the lens cover in place first.

Push In Front Edge
Lens Cover Replaced
Testing New Map Bulb
Then gently snap the front edge of the lens cover in place.

Press the On/Off buttons to test the map light bulbs.

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

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