A pickup truck might be large and visible during the day, but its lights are necessary to be seen by other motorists at night. The headlights, however, are primarily for the driver to see what's ahead of them, and a burnt-out Chevrolet Silverado 1500 headlight
can affect your safe driving. A replacement headlight bulb is inexpensive and simple to change though, and AutoZone has the right fit for your pickup.
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Bulb Sizes
Which headlight bulb size will work for your Chevy? While they might all look the same, only an exact replacement will work as intended. Using the wrong bulb can actually burn out prematurely and cause additional damage. When you filter AutoZone's listings, you'll discover that the low-beam and high-beam bulbs are different. The low-beams are a size H11 bulb and high-beams require a 9005 bulb.
It's possible to install brighter options than the OEM halogen bulbs. Upgraded headlights for Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models include bright white halogen, HID headlights, and LED headlights that fit just like the originals.
How to Know if Headlights Need to be Replaced
If one of your Chevrolet headlight bulbs
simply isn't lighting up anymore, that's a good sign that it needs to be changed. And sometimes, it's possible for bulbs to break from jarring motion, and you might see shards of glass from a broken bulb in the headlight housing. If you notice that one of your headlights is dim or flickering, that can also be an indicator it's time to change it. For matching intensity side to side, it's recommended to replace headlights as a pair.
Headlight Assembly Installation
You don't need to know how to replace headlights
to do it successfully the first time, but it does take a bit of work. To access the bulbs, you'll need to make room by removing the grille, the battery, or the air cleaner. Once you've created access, the bulb simply twists out and disconnects, and a new bulb can be installed.
Whether you're looking for bulbs, brakes, body parts, or anything else for your Silverado, get it at AutoZone. Filter by year, make, model, and engine size to find parts from popular brands that fit your truck as intended, just like from the factory. Choose same-day Free In-Store or Curbside Pickup, or have eligible orders dropped off to you with Free Next-Day Delivery.