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How to Replace Headlight Switch 07-13 Chevy Silverado 1500

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How to Replace Headlight Switch 07-13 Chevy Silverado 1500

Created on: 2015-10-20

Check out this helpful video on how to replace the headlight switch on your 07-13 Chevy Silverado 1500.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Lower Dash Trim Panel
    • On the inside, pry off the fuse panel cover
    • Remove the two black Phillips screw from the lower dash trim panel
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the lower dash trim panel
    • Pull the lower dash trim panel out
    • Disconnect the brake controller if you have one
    • Pull out the trim panel with the switch
    • Push in the tab and disconnect the headlight switch
    • Repeat the process if you have the computer's selector option
  2. step 2 :Removing the Headlight Switch
    • Pull on the switch and pry the tabs from the panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the headlight switch
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Headlight Switch
    • Insert the headlight switch into place until it locks
  4. step 4 :Installing the Lower Dash Trim Panel
    • Connect the switches to the headlight switch panel
    • Line up the panel and push it into place
    • Connect the brake controller if you have one
    • Insert the lower dash trim panel into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt
    • Tighten the two black Phillips screws
    • Push on the fuse panel cover

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to be showing you how to replace the headlight switch. This is a 2011 Silverado. It's pretty much the same procedure for this generation, which is basically 2007 to 2015 Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon Excel, and Suburban. The items you'll need are a new switch from 1AAuto.com, 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension, Phillips screwdriver, and a flat blade screwdriver.

On the driver's side pull off the panel of the fuse panel cover, and then there are a couple of things to remove. There's a black Phillips screw there, a 10mm bolt that's up in that recess there, the silver bolt, and then another black Phillips screw on the other side. I'll fast-forward as I use this screwdriver to remove the two Phillips screws, and a 10mm socket with a ratchet extension to remove the bolt can be removed by pulling firmly out, and I'm pulling back. I'm not pulling up. I'm pulling back on the panel. The bottom comes off first, and then the top comes out. You have to pull firmly to get it to come out. Then disconnect your break controller if you have one.

Now just pull out firmly on the top left hand side of the panel where the switch is. You have to reach in behind. There's a couple of tabs. You push the tab, and disconnect the headlight switch, and then you'll want to do the same thing for the computer selector if you have that option. You'll just need a flat blade screwdriver, and there are a few tabs that hold the headlight switch in place. You basically just want to push, or actually if you're holding it from the back you pull on the switch, and pry those tabs to release the switch from the panel.

Then reverse the procedure to install the new switch. Push it in from the back and lock it in place. Then take your panel, reconnect both the computer control if you have one, as well as the headlight switch. Then line up the ducting and the panel, and push it back in place. Be careful up on the top corner. Make sure you push that down into the dash. It locks in place.

Then you'll want to reconnect your trailer break controller if you have one and put that panel up in place. You should be able to the tabs basically started where they need to be. Just push it into place. I'll fast-forward as I start the 10mm bolt and the two Phillips screws, and then tighten those up. Just finish off by putting your fuse panel cover back in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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