How to choose the perfect headlight bulbs for Chevrolet Camaro?

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ChartBulb Number
Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low Beam
D3S
Headlight Bulb High Beam
9005
Headlight Bulb Low Beam
H11
Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb
LED
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
7440A
License Plate Light Bulb
2825
License Plate Light Bulb
98
Daytime Running Light Bulb
LED
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb
7440
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
194NA
Brake Light Bulb(with halogen headlights)
7440R
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear(with halogen headlights)
7440
Tail Light Bulb(with halogen headlights)
2825
Tail Light Bulb(with halogen headlights)
98
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear(with halogen headlights)
194NA
Brake Light Bulb(with HID headlights)
LED
Tail Light Bulb(with HID headlights)
LED
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear(with HID headlights)
LED
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear(with HID headlights)
LED
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
194
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
7441
Dome Light Bulb
LED
Map Light Bulb
LED

The Chevrolet Camaro has become an automotive icon by now, thanks to the great performance and striking looks at a low price point. It is especially loved for acceleration and top speed when paired with the muscular V8.

That said, when driving in the night, you’ll need some strong illumination if you want to go fast. The lights on your Camaro not only need to be bright, but it’s recommended that they illuminate the road evenly.

That’s why we’ve made a guide which will help you choose the right headlight bulb type for the Camaro if you only change it (for example it’s broken), or if you want an upgrade.

Chevrolet Camaro Headlight Bulb Size Chart

How to find the right headlight bulbs for Chevrolet Camaro?

Interestingly, choosing the right headlight bulbs for the Camaro is not a straightforward task, as different models come with different sizes. While in the list below will show what kind of a headlight bulb your Camaro has according to the year it was produced, we still recommend asking a mechanic or read the owner’s manual.

  • Chevrolet Camaro produced in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 comes with a single H13 for low and high-beam headlight bulbs
  • Chevrolet Camaro produced in 2014 and 2015 comes with H11 bulb for the low beam and H9 for the high beam

At the end of the day, if you’re still not convinced, you can take your bulbs out and compare them to the new ones.

How to upgrade the headlights on the Camaro?

The easiest way to upgrade the front headlights is to install HID bulbs (also known as Xenon lights). These produce brighter light and last longer than normal bulbs. LED headlight bulbs are also an option, but here things are not as clear. Most of the LED headlight bulbs we’ve tested produce brighter light, but the beam doesn’t reach as far as normal bulbs.

If you want to upgrade your daylights, the best way to do that is by installing add-on LED daytime lights. These are specifically designed to be easily seen in the daytime and can help with better illumination of close spaces in the night time, like for example a parking lot. They are also very helpful as fog lights. LED strips serve the same purpose, but they can be adjusted to the lines of the car and make it look better.

If you want the best possible illumination, there are numerous aftermarket headlights available for the Camaro. And with aftermarket headlights, we mean the whole headlight assembly. When choosing new headlights, it’s best to go with reputable manufacturers and models that support either HID bulbs or are designed as full LED headlights.

What color temperature of headlights to choose?

In order to get the best possible illumination on the road, as well as improve the looks of your vehicle, the color temperature of the headlights should also be considered. Generally, warmer temperature bulbs are better for use in fog, but not in the night, while cooler temperature headlights are better in night conditions. For example, 3000K headlights are considered very warm and should only be used for fog lights. 4300K, on the other hand, are considered “natural white” but can still produce warm light in the night and don’t have that cool look on them. If you want the best-looking headlights on your vehicle, then 5000-6000K bulbs are the best option, as they produce white and clear light. 8000K, on the other hand, tend to produce “ice blue” image, which some may prefer.

Light bulbs replacement guide

Chevrolet Camaro headlight bulbs can be easily replaced with new ones. Interestingly, you can replace the driver’s side bulb only using your hands, while you will need a screwdriver for the passenger side in order to remove the air box cover.

Airbox removal (only passenger side):

  • Gently pull back the tab and release the second clip
  • Slide back the red lock tab
  • Disconnect the electrical connector
  • Unscrew the hose clamp with a screwdriver and completely remove the top half of the air box
  • Remove the engine air filter and plastic air intake tube
  • Bulbs are easily accessible now

How to change the bulbs only:

  • Remove the dust cap with counterclockwise movement
  • Remove the power plug
  • Turn the bulb ¼ counterclockwise and remove it from the socket

Important: do this for both of the bulbs if you have a Camaro produced in 2014 and 2015.

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