Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Bulb Size

2019 Chevrolet Silverado-2500hd ChartBulb Number
Fog Light Bulb Front
5202 LED
Headlight Bulb High Beam
Headlight Bulb Low Beam
Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb
Brake Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
License Plate Light Bulb
Parking Light Bulb
Tail Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb
Trunk or Cargo Area Light

The new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado improves on its predecessor by adding a wider, taller, and longer body frame. It’s currently available in five trims: High Country, LTZ, LT, Custom, and Work Truck. All of these use LEDs for headlights and fog lights. 

Bulb Type Used

The Silverado 2500HD uses a 5202 bulb for its fog lights, a 9005 or 9005LL bulb for its high beam headlights, and an H11 or H1155 bulb for its low beam headlights. The most recent models have opted for LEDs and the D5S bulb type for both the high and low beams. 

Upgrading from factory bulbs to aftermarket LED/HID

Most vehicles come with halogen light bulbs as standard. However, car manufacturers are increasingly opting for better technologies such as Xenon and LED. LED light bulbs are easy to install and offer a longer lifespan. Xenon light bulbs are distinct in their colors and are regarded as the ultimate option for luxury and visibility. However, their installation might take you a few hours and put you back a few hundred dollars. 

Advantages of upgrading to LED/HID technology

  1. Plenty of color options. 
  2. Improves headlight brightness. 
  3. More energy efficient. 
  4. Improves driving safety. 
  5. Saves money and reduces costs. 

How to choose the correct bulb size for LED/HID lamp

  • Factory bulbs

You can take a look at your factory bulbs to see what bulb size has been designated for your car. The bulb should have its fitting written on its casing, such as ‘H1’. 

  • Online search

Our Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD light bulb replacement chart comprises a list of all bulb sizes that fit your Silverado. All you need to do is run a quick check after choosing your truck’s model year. 

  • Vehicle Manual

If you still have your vehicle manual, you can check what bulb sizes fit your Silverado. The information should be located under the ‘Maintenance’ section of the manual. 

  • Contact your car dealer

Alternatively, you can ring your car dealer or vehicle manufacturer and inquire about your bulb size. The customer care team may require you to provide them with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for easy retrieval of information. 

Installing new bulbs

  1. Open the hood of your Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD.
  2. Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the 8 clips that hold the top trim panel. 
  3. Remove the panel and set it aside. 
  4. Unscrew the four 10mm bolts at the top that hold the grille. 
  5. Use pliers to remove the four clips that hold the grille from the inside at the bottom.
  6. Remove the 10mm bolts that hold the headlight from the top. 
  7. Remove the panel that holds the headlight assembly from the back at the wheel well.
  8. Unscrew the 10mm bolt located behind that panel.
  9. Pull the headlight out. 
  10. Replace the old burnt-out bulbs. 
  11. Reinstall the headlight and test it to see if the new bulbs work. 

Additional equipment 

  1. 10mm socket and ratchet
  2. Pliers
  3. Flat-head screwdriver
  4. Latex gloves

Q&A Section

1. What are the lights under headlights called? 

The lights found under headlights are called ‘Front Fog Lamps’. They are used when driving through foggy weather or under tunnels. 


  • First generation (1999–2007)
  • Second generation (2007–2014)

Bulb replacement

Hello and thank you for watching two car pros calm in this video we’re going to show you how to replace a burnt-out headlight bulb in a Chevrolet Silverado from years 2006 to 2013 let’s get started after opening the hood we are going to do the demonstration on the passenger side where you have to remove the airbox to gain access to the rear of the headlight allowing you to remove the old headlight bulb

  • Third generation (2014–present)
  • Fourth generation (2019–present)

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