How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra

By | August 10, 2022

How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra
Replacing the headlight bulb on a 2014-2015 GMC Sierra is an easy task that falls in the DIY category.

The passenger side has the air filter box in the way that needs to be removed.
How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra Overview
The air filter box is not difficult to remove with a few screws and a hose clamp holding it in place.

The Driver side is the easiest to replace since there is nothing in the way.

As always, if in doubt, take your vehicle to a professional.

Tools and Parts Needed to Replace a Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra

  • 9012 Headlight Bulb
  • Flat-blade Screwdriver
  • Small Pair of Cutters
  • Phillips screwdriver

A flat-blade and Phillips screwdrivers are needed to remove the air-box and covers.

A small pair of cutters may also be needed to have to remove any wire ties and plastic holders on the electrical wires.

Headlight Bulb Type 2014-2015 GMC Sierra

The 2014-2015 GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD use a type 9012 Headlight bulb.

The 9012 Headlight bulb is used as both the High Beam and Low Beam.

The 9012 bulbs can be bought at auto parts stores or online such as Amazon or eBay.

Example 9012 Headlight Bulb on Amazon
VEXONEYE 9012/HIR2 Halogen Headlight Bulb 12V 55W White 5000K Light Bulbs Headlamp Super Bright

When replacing any headlight bulb, be sure not to touch the bulb itself with your fingers, as oil from your hands can create a hot spot that shortens the life of the bulb.

How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra (Driver Side)

  1. Open the hood and locate the bulb behind the headlight assembly.
  2. Remove the headlight bulb cover turning it counter-clockwise.
  3. How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra Driver Side Step 2

  4. Remove the bulb electric connector by pressing the tab and pulling.
  5. Remove the bulb assembly by turning it counter-clockwise.
  6. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 10

  7. Install the new bulb, turning it clockwise.
  8. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 11
     

  9. Reattach the electrical.
  10.  

  11. Reattach the small cover turning it clockwise. (The back of the cover has arrows for open and lock.)
  12. Reattach the air filter assembly.
  13. Test the bulb.

How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra (Passenger Side)

  1. Open the hood and locate the bulb behind the headlight assembly.
  2. The passenger side requires removing the airbox using a Phillips screwdriver or 8mm socket.
  3. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 2

  4. Remove the electrical plug and use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the hose.
  5. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 3

  6. Remove the air filter.
  7. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 4

  8. Remove the air filter box.
  9. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 5

  10. Remove the plastic clips on the cover. (Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pop them out.)
  11. Use a cutter to remove the clips holding the electrical wires in place.
  12. Remove the bulb cover, turning it counter-clockwise.
  13. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 8

  14. Remove the bulb electric connector by pressing the tab and pulling.
  15. Remove the bulb assembly by turning it counter-clockwise.
  16. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 10

  17. Install the new bulb, turning it clockwise.
  18. How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado Step 11
     

  19. Reattach the electrical.
  20.  

  21. Reattach the small cover turning it clockwise. (The back of the cover has arrows for open and lock.)
  22. Reattach the air filter assembly.
  23. Test the bulb.

Summary
It is not difficult to replace the headlight bulb on a GMC Sierra, but if in doubt, call a knowledgeable friend or professional.

Climates can age cars differently, which can affect bolts being rusted or other possible problems.

A vehicle that was in an accident may also have some unforeseen problems.

Remember not to touch the bulb itself with your hands as it will cause a hot spot that burns the bulb out faster than usual.

Have you had any issues replacing the headlight bulb on a 2014-2015 GMC Sierra? Let us know your thoughts below.

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