How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra

By | December 18, 2019

How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2014-2015 GMC Sierra
A video is at the bottom of the post for a visual walk-through if needed.

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 is the easiest to replace since there is nothing in the way.

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

Below are the steps with screenshots to replace them along with a video if needed for a visual walk-through.

Tools and Parts Needed

  • New 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.

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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 air box 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 2014-2015 GMC Sierra but call a knowledgeable friend or professional if in doubt.

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

A vehicle that was in an accident may also have some type of unforeseen problem.

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.



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