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How to Replace Headlight Switch 95-00 Chevy Tahoe

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How to Replace Headlight Switch 95-00 Chevy Tahoe

Created on: 2014-03-12

This video will show how to replac the dash panel and headlight switch on the 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, K1500 or C1500 trucks, or GMC Yukon

  1. step 1 :Removing the Dash Panel
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with an 8mm wrench
    • Push the brake
    • Turn on the vehicle
    • Pull the shifter all the way down
    • Pull out on the dash panel
    • Disconnect the harnesses behind the panel
  2. step 2 :Removing the Headlight Switch
    • Pry out the tabs on the switch with a flat blade screwdriver on the back of the dash panel
    • Lift the headlight switch up and out
  3. step 3 :Installing the Headlight Switch
    • Push the new switch into the panel
  4. step 4 :Installing the Dash Panel
    • Place the dash panel over the back of the steering wheel
    • Connect the four wiring harnesses
    • Push the dash panel into place
    • Pull the ash tray out to fit the corner of the panel
    • Pull the shifter up
    • Turn the vehicle off
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable with an 8mm wrench

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Wrenches - Metric

    8mm Wrench

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the headlight switch on this 1996 Chevy Tahoe. The items you'll need for this include a new headlight switch from 1AAuto.com, an 8mm wrench, and a flat blade screwdriver.

The first thing that you're going to want to do is disconnect your negative battery terminal. Using an 8mm wrench, just loosen that up and pull it free. Push the break, turn on the vehicle, and pull the shifter all the way down. Pull out on the dash panel, and you want to do this all the way around it. Then once you have it pulled free, look back behind it, and you want to disconnect the series of harnesses. Just push the tabs and pull them free. Then do the same thing on this one on the other side and then your dash panel is free.

To remove your headlight switch, you want to pry out these four tabs on the back of your dash panel, and it does help if you use two flat blade screwdrivers. You can pry one tab out, leave the screwdriver in there, and use another screwdriver to pry out another tab, and then it lifts up and out.

On the right is the old headlight switch; on the left is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical, and they'll fit exactly the same. Take your new switch and just push it down into place.

To reinstall your dash panel, you want to just put it back over the steering wheel and then reconnect those four harnesses. Now, push the dash panel back into place. You will need to pull that cup holder ashtray out, put your shifter back up, and turn the vehicle off. Now, push your negative battery cable back into place, tighten up that 8mm bolt, and you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench

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