How to Change a Headlight Bulb on a Chevrolet Colorado


The Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck was first built in 2004 as a replacement to the S-10. The headlight bulbs are easy to replace if you know how to open the hood and access them from the engine compartment. Check on the correct bulb replacement part numbers, as different bulbs are required depending on the year the Colorado truck was built. A local Chevrolet parts dealer should be able to guide you in the right direction.

Things You'll Need

  • Bulb Replacement
  • Pull the hood release and raise the hood, propping it up with the hood support.

  • Look inside the front of the Colorado near the headlight housing. You will see the bulb sockets.

  • Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise to loosen it, and remove it from the housing. There are two different bulb sockets to remove: the low-beam headlight on the left, and the high beam headlight on the right.

  • Detach the connector from the back of the bulb.

  • Attach the connector to the replacement bulb and insert the bulb back into the housing, twisting clockwise to lock it in place.

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