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How to Install Tail Light Bulbs 07-13 Chevy Silverado

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How to Install Tail Light Bulbs 07-13 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to replace a broken, damaged or burnt out license plate bulb to the 08 Chevy Silverado

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tail Light Bulbs
    • Remove the Phillips screws from the tail light
    • Pull the light back and out from the rear of the vehicle
    • Turn the socket counterclockwise
    • Pull the bulb straight out of the socket
  2. step 2 :Installing the Tail Light Bulbs
    • Press the bulb to the socket
    • Turn the socket clockwise
    • Press the tail light housing into the rear
    • Tighten the Phillips screws to the tail light

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. Today I'm going to be replacing the tail light bulbs in this 2008 Chevy Silverado. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

We're going to take these two Phillips head screws out. These are aftermarket screws. Whatever screws you have there. You're going to want to take those out. Just use a Phillips head screwdriver. Unscrew the top one and unscrew the bottom one. Just grab the light assembly, and you'll just pull it towards the back of the vehicle. There we go.

These are secured back here with two little pins that go in there. All right, so the marker bulb, the brake light bulbs, and the turn signal bulbs are these two right here. The top one. Twist it to the left and pull it out. To pull the bulb out, you just pull it straight out. It's going to be a 3157. This bulb's actually broken. I don't know if you can see it on the camera. One of the filaments is broken. The other one is connected. So install that. Just lock into place.

Line this up and twist to the right. The bottom is going to be the same. Twist it, pull it out, and reinstall it. Lock it in place, line the tabs up, and lock it down. The reverse light bulb is right here in the middle. You're just going to twist it to the left. Pull this out. To pull the bulb out, just grab the bulb and the socket and pull it out. It's going to be a 3157 bulb. Slide it back in and lock it in place.

Slide these back into position. Give it a push and lock them in place. Now we're going to install these Phillips head screws. Get the top one started. And I'll start the bottom one. Just snug them down. Not too tight.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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