How to replace the tail lamp or tail lamp bulb in your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Lights are part of the safety equipment on your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, so if you find yourself with a cracked lens or a burned out lamp, you need to replace it right away. The following instructions will help you replace a tail lamp in your pickup.

Removal Procedure

  1. Start by making sure that the headlight is switched to OFF.
  2. Drop the tailgate to the down position.
  3. There are two screws that hold the tail light to the body of the truck. Remove them.
  4. Decide which lamp needs to be replaced. The bulb at the top is your parking light and brake light. The bulb in the center is your turn signal, and the bottom bulb is for your reverse lights.
  5. Remove the socket assembly by turning it. It will come out of the housing.

Installation Procedure

  1. With your hand, screw the socket back into the housing. Make sure it is locked into place.
  2. Take the tail light assembly, and use the two screws to reattach it to the body of the truck.
  3. Put the tailgate back up.
  4. Make sure that you have replaced the correct bulb, and that all things are working properly.

For safety reasons, you should never drive with a burned out bulb. They are easy to replace. Besides, who wants to risk getting a traffic ticket for a burned out bulb?

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