Chevy Cruze OEM Headlight Bulb Replacement Guide

Chevy Cruze Headlight Bulb Size Chart

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Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low Beam
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
License Plate Light Bulb
Parking Light Bulb
Daytime Running Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
Side Marker Light Bulb Front(with projector-type headlights)
Side Marker Light Bulb Front(without projector-type headlights)
Tail Light Bulb Inner
Tail Light Bulb Inner
Tail Light Bulb Outer
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb
Glove Box Light Bulb
Glove Box Light Bulb
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
Dome Light Bulb
Dome Light Bulb
Map Light Bulb
Map Light Bulb

The Chevy Cruze headlight bulb is an important part of your car’s exterior lighting. This article will tell you what bulbs you need and how to replace the headlights.

There are two bulbs which illuminate the headlights of your Chevy Cruze. One is the low-beam light, and the other is high-beam. The location of these two bulbs within the assembly housing makes them easy to identify. Here’s how it works:

Your vehicle has four lights on each side that shine forward for your nighttime driving conditions. These lights are divided into three categories: parking/city lights (inside a cover), turn signal indicators (below a cover) and headlight beams. The headlight assembly contains both low-beam and high-beam lights.

The low beam light sits closer to the ground, in a single housing (looks like one big bulb). The high beam light sits at the top of the assembly, in its own separate housing (looks like two bulbs).

The overall look on your Chevrolet Cruze can be upgraded using replacement LED bulbs. These can be installed when matching headlights, replacing burnt out standard bulbs or improving the overall style.

The brightness of all LED lighting bulbs is measured in lumens. This ensures that the luminance arrived at is accurate and not harmful to users. Tests are carried out by manufacturers to come up with accurate figures.

When it comes to color, both headlights should match. There shouldn’t be any random shades of colors. The most trusted manufacturers work with an integrating sphere which is a device used to analyze color spectrums and to ensure that LEDs match. This prevents any unwanted tints.

LEDs are often put under test with a device that mimics several years of voltage spikes. This tests how long they can last when the alternator is switched on and off alternatively.

An additional built-in circuit protection is installed to ensure that the LED bulb survives without failure or flickering.

Diode Dynamics is a trusted LED bulb manufacturer that applies the brightest and newest LED technology while manufacturing its lights. It combines performance and high quality standards to ensure that products delivered are reliable and durable.

It has a team of engineers that constantly work to improve the quality of headlights produced.

Having the correct bulb replacement size for your Chevy Cruze will save you a lot of research time. Whether you want to install some HIDs, LEDs, or SMDs, having the right bulb size plays an important role in ensuring that you carry out a flawless process.

One of the many useful resources that provide all the information you need is a Chevrolet

Cruze headlight bulb replacement guide. It allows you to install LED light bulbs, replace broken bulbs, change burnt out light bulbs, and install HID headlight conversion kits.

The information isn’t guaranteed. It should be used cautiously and at owner’s risk. Confirm with other reliable resources such as your vehicle owner’s manual for the right bulb voltage, wattage, and size.

Aftermarket Light Bulbs: Upgrade Options

The various lighting upgrades available for the Chevrolet Cruze include twin projector setups and DRLs. These provide great options for bulb upgrades. The single projector headlamps fall short in terms of brightness.

They are, however, cheaper. Only go for bulbs with a color temperature of 4300K and above. These function well under foggy and rainy weather as well as during the night.

For those that do not want to dive too deep into their pockets, the German Philips 90/100s and100/130s, Chinese Philips 100/130s, and Hella 90/100s are perfect substitutes.

Installation & Diagrams

The guide below takes owners of the 2011-2015 Chevrolet Cruze through the process of changing a burnt out high beam, front turn signal, and low beam bulbs.

2013 Cruze Headlight

Driver Side – Washer Tube

Pull Out Washer Fluid Tube
The recommended replacement light bulb numbers include the front turn signal #7444NA and the dual filament high & low beam headlight #H13.

Combo Low/High Beam

1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise

Push Back Grey Clip

  • Remove the windshield washer fluid tank filler tube to access the bulbs located on the driver’s side.
  • You do not need to do this to locate those on the passenger side.
  • Set the filler tube aside safely.
  • Rotate the base of the high/low beam bulb from behind the headlight unit in an anticlockwise direction. Pull it out of the assembly.
  • Unlock the power connector by sliding the grey locking tab.

Locking Clip Released

Push Turquoise Release Button

Pull Off Power Connector

  • Once the grey clip is moved from the bulb, push the release tab to remove the power plug.

Sylvania H13 12V 60/55W

Push On Power Plug

Insert New Headlight Bulb

  • If the new halogen bulb is dirty, wipe off the dirt with paper towel dampened with rubbing alcohol. Avoid touching the glass part with your fingers.
  • Push the power connector onto the base of the new bulb and make sure it clicks into place.

See Also:

Chevrolet Cruze Tail Light Bulb Size

Chevrolet Cruze Wheel Size

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